Studio Starlit is proud to collaborate with the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) as an institutional partner. With a rich history dating back to its founding in 1861, LAMDA has established itself as the UK’s leading statutory awarding body for speech and drama. Drawing from LAMDA’s syllabus, Studio Starlit offers a world-renowned programme that enhances communication skills, boosts self-confidence, and fosters strong social abilities for students aged 5 to 18 and beyond. As an accredited awarding body of OFQUAL (The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England), LAMDA’s qualifications are widely recognized, even within the UCAS tariff for UK university entrance. With dedicated exam sessions and experienced examiners flown in from the UK, Studio Starlit ensures a seamless examination process and timely issuance of certificates.
Studio Starlit works in partnership with schools and centres across Hong Kong. We deliver engaging and progressive extracurricular programmes in drama and performing arts which form a vital part of any young learners’ educational and personal development.
A variety of performance based subjects across our centres and schools. Our curriculum allows for a large amount of creative freedom and our lesson plans are structured in such a way that all of our students walk away with a practical and working knowledge of the material at hand. Studio Starlit provides integrated LAMDA Performance and Communication Programmes to ensure that learners are rewarded with an international qualification. We embrace the examination process as another opportunity for students to share their creativity with others while keeping the experience as enjoyable as any class activity.
My passion has always been to perform and be onstage, but I did not believe in my abilities and talent. Hence, after graduation I joined a Law Firm, and was stuck in a nine to five job. One day I came across a quote from Walt Disney “if you can dream it, you can do it.” It gave me the push to quit my job and pursue my dreams. I enrolled into a 2-year Musical training course and did musicals locally. After many attempts, I finally got my dream job to work in Hong Kong Disneyland and was given multiple opportunities to be a part of many different shows such as the Festival of the Lion King, Jedi Training Trials of the Temple. I also hosted many events for Disney such as the reveal of the character Cookie Ann, 10K Weekend, and Countdown parties in Disney.
I realized believing and trusting your own abilities is key for happiness, I can fulfil my dreams because I finally believed in myself, so why can’t my students do the same?
Favourite Play: Avenue Q
Dream Role: Matilda from Matilda the Musical
Hobby: Basketball, snowboarding.
Favourite Place: Slopes of Hokkaido
Never underestimate the importance of first impressions. Attending elocution classes from a very young age gave me the self-confidence to become the person I am today, though at the time I was unaware of how they would help me in later years.
A person should communicate in a way that makes them stand out; they should have the
confidence to display a sense of who they are whenever they present to, or meet with, other people. These are the skills with which they should be equipped to meet the challenges of today’s complex world.
LAMDA provides a framework for the acquisition of these skills.
In 2010, I established Starlit Voice in Hong Kong, offering learners the opportunity to sit LAMDA-accredited examinations. Since then, Starlit Voice has diversified and expanded; it is continually pushing the boundaries of the dramatic arts, while always striving for excellence.
Having watched my pupils excel in their respective careers over the last 30 years, I can truly testify to the benefits of training in speech and the dramatic arts.
Favourite Play: A Streetcar Named Desire
Dream Role: Portia, Merchant of Venice
Favourite Place: Anywhere there is snow!
I have always believed in the importance of storytelling. It’s what led to my childhood curiosity for the stage, which grew into life as a performer, and eventually, as a creator (writer, director, songwriter etc) of my own work. I’m still trying to put into words just what it is that I love so much about what I do! If I HAD to pinpoint one thing that’s kept me in world of Performing Arts for so long, it’s that the journey of coming together to bring stories of all sorts into existence is never and will never be short of fulfilling. So that’s what I hope to continue doing – discovering, experimenting, and collaborating to tell all kinds of stories that matter to us.
Favourite Play: F***ing A, Susan Lori-Parks or Stop Kiss, Diana Son
Dream Role: Yerma, Federico Garcia Lorca
Hobby: Yoga, Dancing, Listening to Music, Writing & Snacking Away!
Favourite Place: Toss up between the beach and my bed.
I have always been a creator at heart. I’ve been performing since the age of 6. Even though I studied to be an actor, by the end of my studies I was more interested in writing and creating art, so I thus adopted the label of “theatre maker”. I’ve written and directed several plays, with one of them being published back in my native country of South Africa. I want to instil a love for creativity within my students and help them find their own voices. On a more personal level, I am a total extravert who loves interacting with people in any capacity and yes, this includes competitions as well.
Favourite Play: The Play that Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer.
Dream Role: Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan & W.S Gilbert.
Hobby: Hiking and rock-climbing.
Favourite Place: At the top of Table Mountain
Sketch & Design, Turning Ideas to Reality — I Studied Transmedia and mainly focused on graphic design, loooove creating so much that it always keeps me alive.
My curiosity makes me not afraid of making mistakes, learning from the past and daring to try. Being part of the crew is really an eye-opening opportunity for me, it’s like building our own story world together through every production, the passion, persistence and diligence here are infectious!
Growing up is tough sometimes, not everybody can do what they want. I am lucky enough to have this journey with the crew, if you are also craving one, please do remember to bring along your bravery, take it as a return ticket or boarding pass to a moment otherwise gone. The most important thing to me is not to stop questioning, curiosity will always be the meaning of existing.
“To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life.” Cheers!
Favourite Play: 1984 by George Orwell
Dream Role: Old Major in Animal Farm
Hobby: Graphic design, listening to music, yoga, muaythai.
Favourite Place: Home sweet home will always be my comfort zone (a must to include my 3 little cats).
Born and raised in South Africa, I grew up in a close-knit theatre community. Following my high school graduation, I moved to Europe and completed my studies at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I have since become an established graphic designer with extensive experience working on various cultural and commercial projects. My unique, multi-layered approach and artistic sensibility allow me to convey compelling narratives through visual storytelling that captivates audiences. I employ a variety of mediums to bring these stories to life and to create engaging experiences in the spaces where projects and the public converge.
Favourite Play: “Trainspotting” by Irvine Welsh
Dream Role: Tyler Durden, Fight Club
Hobby: Traveling, cooking, Starcraft & my cat Bronn
Favourite Place: A grape farm
I come from a family of artists, musicians, and teachers. Performance became very prevalent in my life at a young age, whether it was playing the piano at my Grandmother’s recitals, rehearsing my lines religiously for an upcoming production, or just reciting a poem I had written at school assembly. When I moved to Hong Kong at 6 years old, I found a second home performing in youth theatre productions, where drama classes became a safe place for me to express myself in new and exciting ways, make friends, and gain confidence through experimentation. The discipline and the friends I made from those long rehearsal hours have stuck with me through the decades, and most importantly, I grew a passion that led me to choose to study the Theatre Arts at a higher level during my IB diploma and at university.
My love of teaching started very differently: when I was lucky enough to become an older brother. As a teenager I read every night to my younger sister and learned early on how rewarding it is to be involved in a young person’s development. I took university psychology courses to learn more about child development, started teaching as a behavioral specialist in California public schools with the mentorship of my child psychologist grandmother, and have spent the last 6 years teaching with the values of radical empathy and patience in a safe environment.
When I’m not teaching the Theatre Arts I still pursue my love of performance through music, acting, hosting events, and occasionally reciting Shakespeare for the Hong Kong Philharmonic. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to give back to youth theatre in Hong Kong as it has given me so much.
Favourite Play: Wicked.
Dream Role: Billy Flynn (Chicago)
Hobby: Playing the guitar, learning obscure historical facts, making group drawings, writing poetry.
Favourite Place: A quiet bench in nature!
I profoundly studied different theories of visual culture, from the basics of western and eastern art histories to film studies during my university life. I love art, all forms of art, so I tried different art forms: I executed an exhibition, I made short films, I acted in a play. During my exploration of art, I realized there were lots of restrictions in Hong Kong. In school, we were strictly taught how to learn art, create art and present art. However, art should not have limitations. I hope that Hong Kong will no longer be a cultural desert, but an oasis that can accommodate the development of various arts. That’s my reason why I choose to enter the marketing industry. Promote art by following my heart, pursuing my vision.
Favourite Play: not decided yet
Dream Role: have not selected one yet
Hobby: dancing and singing
Favourite Place: my room
I’ve known I was a performer since I was 5 or 6, but I was raised to believe that it was unrealistic to even think about a career in the arts. It wasn’t until late in high school that my drama teacher helped me realise that performing was what I was meant to do. Ever since then, I’ve been teaching, learning and performing in musicals, such as Once on this Island, Jack and the Beanstalk – The Panto and Guys and Dolls. I consider myself extremely lucky to have already found such a wide community of artists who want to hear my story and use my talents to create and educate a whole new community of young performers.
Favourite Play: The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals
Dream Role: I still need to figure that out
Hobby: Singing and Knitting
Favourite Place: Trams
Dear valued customer,
At Studio Starlit, we are more than just a theatre company; we strive to provide the best possible experiences for our audiences and students. We are conducting a short survey and would greatly appreciate your feedback.
Your responses will inform our decision-making and help us create better shows and classes in the future. The survey should only take a few minutes to complete.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Your feedback is invaluable and will help us continue to provide high-quality theatre experiences for our community.
The Studio Starlit team
Terms, Conditions, Release of Liability Agreement, Late Pick-Up Policy, and Behavior Policy With Regards To Starlit Voice Events/Courses/Classes.
I hereby acknowledge that I am over the age of 18, that I am the parent and/or legal guardian of the child (“Child”), or children registered for this event/course/class, and that I have the authority to make agreements on behalf of Child. I further acknowledge that I have voluntarily chosen to enroll Child in or attend an event hosted by, Starlit Voice (The Company) I also give consent to Child’s participation in Company-related activities. I also acknowledge that all of the terms listed in Terms, Conditions, Release of Liability Agreement, Late Pick-Up Policy, and Behavior Policy With Regards To Starlit Voice Events/Courses/Classes.
I hereby acknowledge that I am over the age of 18, that I am the parent and/or legal guardian of the child (“Child”), or children registered for this event/course/class, and that I have the authority to make agreements on behalf of Child. I further acknowledge that I have voluntarily chosen to enroll Child in or attend an event hosted by, Starlit Voice (The Company.) I also give consent to Child’s participation in Company-related activities. I also acknowledge that all of the terms listed in this document apply to me, as well, when I attend an event.
ACCEPTANCE OF RISKS AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY
I understand that certain risks are inherent in any recreational/educational activity. While I understand that Starlit Voice will take all reasonable steps to safeguard Child or Child’s property, I knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks of injury or harm that may be due to a classroom activity or the actions of fellow students. I also understand and agree that it is my and Child’s responsibility to safeguard his or her personal belongings, and I knowingly and voluntarily assume all risk that personal belongings brought to the event/course/class may be lost, misplaced, damaged, or stolen. I hereby waive and release Starlit Voice and its owners, agents, partners, representatives, employees, contractors, staff, and other students from any liability, including but not limited to claims based on negligence or some other act or omission, for any injury, illness, or harm to Child or damage of any personal property, including but not limited to musical instruments, incurred while attending Starlit Voice-related activities.
SAFETY & CONDUCT
For everyone’s safety, children must follow all staff instructions. I understand that if a Child’s actions or attitude are deemed detrimental to other participants, staff, or the general atmosphere, he or she may be sent home without any reimbursement for any payment to Starlit Voice. I agree to accept full responsibility, financially or otherwise, for the conduct of the Child — including paying restitution for damage to equipment, property, and facilities, including the personal property of other participants and the Company. Starlit Voice is not required or expected to protect event/course/class participants from theft or damage to personal property.
Submission of an enrolment form and class fee is mandatory prior to the commencement of any class. Payments can be made at the time of registration or by bank transfer or FPS.
ADDITIONAL CHARGE & FEE
Please note fees must be paid in full by the 2nd Class of the term or the fee may be subject to a 10%
surcharge at the discretion of the Company.
*In the event of sickness, refunds will only be possible with a doctor’s note. Prior notice of cancellation will only be permitted for one class per term
Centre Classes Only
In the event of sickness, refunds will only be possible with a doctor’s note. Prior notice of cancellation will only be permitted once per term. Please make note of all class dates, no refunds or make-up sessions will be given for any missed classes. Please refer to the ‘UTC Term Schedule list online.
Extra-Curricular Activities-School Venues
Please make note of all class dates, no refunds or make-ups will be given for any missed classes. Please refer to the ‘ECA Program Term Dates’ list online.
Starlit Voice requires one month’s notice prior to withdrawal from our classes. There is strictly NO refund or credit of any class fee or charges paid.
Starlit Voice reserves the right to vary programs and to reschedule or cancel an event if it is undersubscribed or for any other reason. Starlit Voice aims to give participants at least 1 week’s notice if an event is rescheduled or cancelled, and give a full refund for cancelled events.
In the event of sudden cancellation of classes caused by announcements from the EDB, the Hong Kong Observatory, one of our partner schools, or for any reason out of the control of Starlit Voice, no refunds or makeup classes will be offered except at the discretion of Starlit Voice Ltd.
ARRANGEMENTS DURING ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
*In the event that the school has been closed for the day as stated on the school’s website, scheduled ECA classes will also be cancelled.
There will be no makeup class in the event ECAs have been cancelled due to weather conditions.
We reserve the right to refuse attendance of any student who is ill or showing symptoms of illness. Staff may check the student’s temperature as deemed necessary.
It is the parent’s responsibility to keep the students’ health information and emergency contact details accurate and up-to-date. Any special medical conditions or allergies must be disclosed to Starlit Voice.
MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION & SPECIAL NEEDS
I understand and agree that I am responsible for determining the Child’s medical, physical or other qualifications and suitability for participating in the event/course/class and its activities. I agree to disclose to Starlit Voice and its staff any pertinent medical, physical, or other conditions and special needs that may affect Child’s participation in these activities. I understand measures will be taken to safeguard the health and safety of all participants; however, in the event of need, I hereby grant Starlit Voice or its authorized representatives’ permission to arrange for such medical care that Child may require. This includes minor medical care by Starlit Voice staff members. In the event of serious injury or illness, Starlit Voice will follow the protocol set out by the center/school where the event/course/class is taking place. In the event that no such protocol exists, Starlit Voice will call the emergency services. Starlit Voice will also use all reasonable efforts to contact the parent, guardian and/or people listed as emergency contacts. I am aware that Starlit Voice assumes no liability for the costs or provision of medical care in the event that care is needed during or after this program.
Students should wear appropriate, comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement during the class.
Starlit Voice staff works hard to ensure that everyone has a safe, educational, and fun time while participating in our programs. Behaviors which disrupt staff from effectively supervising, instructing, or interacting with participants will not be tolerated. Such behaviors may include, but are not limited to:
The following actions will be taken if the above-mentioned behaviors are observed:
Staff will issue a verbal warning and redirect the participant to a more appropriate behavior.
Staff will remove the participant from the group to discuss the behavior.
Staff will remove the participant from the group for a time-out and notify the parent of the behavior. Notification will vary, depending on staffing, and might be done by phone, email, or in person.
Staff will call the participant’s parent or emergency contact to have the participant picked up immediately.
The above steps are generally taken, in the order listed, over the course of a single session of the program. In cases of particularly malicious and/or problematic behavior, a step, or steps, might be skipped. If a participant gets to Step 4, he or she may return to the program for the next session only after discussion with the Director but will be at Step 3 upon return. Participants who get to Step 3 or 4 more than once may be dismissed from the program and might be barred from registering for future programs.
No refunds will be issued in the case of dismissal from a program based on inappropriate behavior. Important: While we might like to have eyes on the backs of our heads, we really don’t. Children retaliating against another participant is also considered disruptive behavior, so please encourage your children to speak up, and tell an instructor, if they are having problems.
For safety reasons, unless previously arranged with the staff, please do not leave your child unattended at our partner schools before or after class without adult supervision. Starlit Voice will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any injury or loss of property/ damage of personal property in the partner schools.
During out-of-school rehearsals, performances and classes children must be left in the care of a current Starlit Voice Company Member. A list of our current staff can be found on our website under the ‘About Us’ tab. Professional Actors and other outside practitioners employed specifically for the purposes of production or guest lecturing are not deemed ‘Starlit Voice Company Members’ and will not be liable to take responsibility for a child’s welfare. Starlit Voice cannot be held responsible for any incident occurring from negligence, where a child has been not left by a parent or guardian under the supervision of a Starlit Voice Company Member.
USE OF IMAGE
Starlit Voice reserves the right to use photographs and/or recordings of students taken during classes or activities for the use of educational, training or promotional purposes. Any objection to such use must be made in writing to Starlit Voice.
PHOTO & VIDEO RELEASE
Some Starlit Voice sessions may be videotaped or photographed. I grant permission for the use of Child’s image, voice, and work created at the event/course/class, which may be captured through video, photo, digital camera or other media, for Starlit Voice and/or event/course/class training, promotional materials and publications, and other commercial purposes. Any objection to such use must be made in writing to Starlit Voice.
By enrolling your children in Starlit Voice Classes you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions
In the event of a dispute, the decision of Starlit Voice will be final and conclusive.
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Code of Conduct
In signing this declaration, I acknowledge that I have read, or been made aware of, the Starlit Voice Ltd. Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, and agree that in the course of my association with Starlit Voice Ltd, I must never:
This list is not exhaustive or exclusive. The basic principle is that you must avoid behaviours that may be inappropriate or potentially abusive towards children.
It is also important that all staff and associates of Starlit Voice Limited, in any contact with children:
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(A) Statement of policy
Starlit Voice Ltd. respects personal data and is committed to complying with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486). You may be invited to provide personal data to Starlit Voice Ltd. on a voluntary basis. Personal data are kept for the fulfillment of the purpose or its directly related purpose for which the data are used.
(B) Statement of practice
Kinds of Personal Data Held & Main Purposes of keeping Personal Data
There are five general categories of personal data held by Starlit Voice:
Starlit Voice Ltd. takes appropriate steps to protect the personal data we hold against loss, unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure.
Disclosure of personal data
Unless permitted or required by law, Starlit Voice Ltd. will not disclose any personal data to any third parties without prior written consent.
Right of access and correction
Under the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, individuals have the right to request access to and correction of their personal data. Should you wish to access or correct your personal information held by us, please send your enquiry or request to Starlit Voice Ltd. by post, by email or by fax.
Data protection issues/enquiries
Issues/enquiries should be addressed to Starlit Voice Ltd. as follows:
1003 Knutsford Commercial Building, Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send to +852 2895 2187
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