About Our Teachers

Our diverse faculty of coaches have trained and taught all over the world. This cosmopolitan mix of respected industry professionals ensure all HCAC workshops are of an international standard.

Kamil Haque

Kamil Haque is the founder and artistic director of Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (HCAC). After 8 years working and coaching in Los Angeles Kamil returned to his native Singapore in 2013 to establish HCAC, Singapore’s first professional acting centre and Asia’s first centre to teach the preeminent Lee Strasberg’s method of acting.

Kamil graduated top of his class from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) with a BA(Hons) in Acting. He was the first student in half a century to be awarded Latin Honours for this subject. He is also the first and only Asian to be given the privilege to train and then coach at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. He is the only coach in Asia experienced in teaching the Lee Strasberg Method of Acting.

In 2011, Kamil was bestowed the honour of being invited to become a working observer at the world-renowned The Actor’s Studio. He was the first Singaporean ever to be part of the studio.

In addition to these accolades, Kamil was appointed as the Head Acting Instructor at East West Players, the USA’s oldest Asian American Theatre group, as well as the role of Internship Director at the Company of Angels (CoA), Los Angeles’ oldest repertory theatre company.

In addition to being an award winning actor and storyteller, Kamil has coached well over 2000 students, many of whom have appeared on stage as well as in major motion pictures, television shows and national commercials around the world. He has also produced, directed and acted in several award-winning and critically-acclaimed productions in USA, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

Isabelle Roy

Fully passionate about acting, Isabelle Roy has spent much of her life as a “creative double-lifer”, working for almost 15 years at leading positions in the corporate world while taking drama classes. She first studied at “Acting International” in Paris and then under the direction of Sophie Colombet from the “Cours Florent” for two years. She continued acting in Singapore where she followed classes at La Salle with the theatre artist Pavan J Singh and performed in the production “Push Up” by Roland Schimmelpfennig at the French Alliance. She integrated into the HCAC community in July 2017 where she has been taught and directed by international directors Kamil Haque, David Glass, Giovanni Ortega, Tom Schulz and Scott Wings. She is one of the founding members of The Haque Collective and is part of The Theatre Factory ensemble. She performed on stage as a lead theatre role in “The Open Couple” by Dario Fo and Franca Rame and in the online show “Let’s not talk about…” directed by Tom Schulz. As part of the THC ensemble, she performed in “Contract” and recently in the play “Under Death” at Stamford Arts Center both directed by Kamil Haque. As a certified drama educator with Singapore Drama Educators Association, Isabelle has decided to fully dedicate herself to her passion by inculcating her knowledge for the arts in others.
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Ethan Page

Ethan Page received his M.A. from the London Film School and his M.F.A. from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. He worked under several documentarians in the New York area before moving to Singapore to set up Another Big Toe Ltd with Mah Foong Yee. Ethan is currently developing a supernatural horror film set in Indonesia. Having lived all over the world, his films deal with adolescence and the vicissitudes of cultural identity. He is proud to have studied under Oliver Stone, Spike Lee and Todd Solondz while at NYU.
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Ranice Tay

Ranice is a multi-disciplinary and bilingual theatre practitioner from Singapore. Her artistic practice is rooted in primality, embodiment and surrender. She perceives the body as an open vessel, and always seeks to invite the encounter inside and beyond the self. Ranice graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Studies, and was a recipient of the NUS CFA Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship (2015-2019). Since then, she has worked internationally as a performer and educator in the field of theatre, movement, and martial arts. As a key collaborator of Sourcing Within (helmed by Ang Gey Pin), Ranice was invited by the SabinARTi Cultural Association in Casaprota, Italy, to develop Dreamtalk as part of the artist-in-residency program -- subsequently staged at LabPerm e L.U.P.A in Italy and the NUS Arts Festival 2020 in Singapore. Her other performances include: That Day That Book That Fell (The Remembering Resource (II), Singapore Art Week 2022), playing the titular role for The Silly Little Girl and The Funny Old Tree (Young People’s Performing Arts Ensemble), A Mouthful of Birds (World-in-Theatre). In her ventures into dramaturgy and directing, Ranice has created work with Intercultural Theatre Institute (The Peculiar Tra La), LASALLE College of the Arts (Antigone), and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Offending the Audience). She is the co-author for ‘Cultivating Vessel and Voice: Embodiment as Wellness in Performer Training’, published by the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal (2022). Beyond theatre, Ranice is a Taijiquan practitioner. She is a selected athlete for the Singapore Traditional Wushu Elite Team and has represented the country in various international competitions, while performing for local communities.
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Theodora Voutsa

Theodora has been an actress, producer, director and coach for more than 20 years now. She received her BFA in Acting and BA in Production and Communication from Hofstra University. She then worked in Off Broadway theatres in New York for several years. She commuted between New York and Los Angeles and studied along acclaimed acting and success coaches like Bernard Hiller, Ken Lerner and received trainings from the Ivanna Chubbuck Studio coaches. Returning to Greece she starred in sitcoms and more. She collaborated with the National Theatre of Northern Greece, starred in plays by Moliere, Shaksepeare, Bellei, Feydeau, Williams, O’ Neil, Coward, Greek classics and many others. Her film career began 2000. She starred in various film productions including the A. David film “the Free Diver” with C.Rutherford ( “Gosford Park”, “Stardom”), J. Nelson ( “St. Elmo’s Fire”, “Suddenly Susan”), A. Baldwin ( “Chuck”, “Serenity”) and Dominique Swain ( “Lolita”). She founded her own production company and produced web series, radio shows, plays and short films. She also studied Personal Development and NLP. Theodora teaches her Los Angeles Method workshops in the Netherlands and Europe and is now offering her programs online. Theodora recently moved to Singapore with her partner and daughter. She founded 88 Productions Pte LTD. She is currently in post production for the documentary “For my Dad”.
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Seth Adams

Born and raised in California, Seth has been acting professionally for 25 years. Seth has acted in over 35 Film and Television Productions, which include Equals, Grey's Anatomy, Rawson Marshall Thurber’s screen adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon's debut novel The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh and Oscar-Nominated Director Sam French's Over The Line; for which Seth received the Best Lead Actor Award at the Beverly Hills Short Festival and a nomination for Best Lead Actor at the Action on Film International Film Festival. Highlights on the stage have included leads in  Marjorie Bowman’s production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Danny And The Deep Blue Sea, A Few Good Men, Hamlet, Boy's Life and Suburbia. The majority of Seth’s training was with Diana Castle, Jeff Perry (an original co-founder of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago) and Tony Greco. He also studied with Joe Salazar, Stan Kirsch, Jeff Cohen, Carolyne Barry, Donovan Scott and was invited to train in workshops with Oliver Stone and Helen DuPont.
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Gursharon Kaur

Gursharon Kaur has taught in different schools during her stint as an Education Officer with the Ministry of Education in the past 8 years. She completed her overseas teaching assistantship, teaching AP Literature and Language Arts at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara in 2013. This was an international partnership program between the National Institute of Education and the Teacher Education Program, The Gervitz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara. Since then, she’s worked with three secondary schools in Singapore with vastly different profiles to teach English Language and Literature. She trained the student emcees for the school’s annual Speech Day. She organised a drama program for the Secondary 1 cohort with the enlistment of Act 3 International. She is working on obtaining her CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) to teach English to speakers of other languages. Her current interest at this point is in exploring somatic education. She is taken in by her personal experience with the Feldenkrais Method and how the brain uses movement and awareness to create possibilities for new neural pathways and changes in lifelong patterns. She is enrolled in the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Monil SJ

Monil SJ is a professional actor, comedian, writer, and instructor who started in the industry only about a year ago but has had a very steady rise, appearing in a number of films, theatre productions, and commercial works. Some notable works include being part of the movie Reunion Dinner (2022), as a main cast member in Toy Factory’s The Time Machine (2021), and commercials for Singapore Airlines (SIA), National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore Kindness Movement, National Library Board (NLB) among others. As a writer, his work was nominated as a Top 6 script for the Meisner Institute international scene competition (2021). Monil is also an experienced emcee, hosting corporate events for BHP, National University of Singapore (NUS), and also most of his friends’ weddings. Monil has been on the Improv circuit since 2016, performing at various festivals and was also HCAC’s inaugural Comedy Improv Deathmatch (2021) grand-champion. Adaptable and ambitious, Monil is always looking for opportunities to grow and evolve as a performer and is always wanting to learn.
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Kaelen Ong

Holding a Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology from Singapore Polytechnic and The Bryan-Tan HCAC Teaching and Acting Scholarship, Kaelen has been active in both the performance and teaching industry. She has worked with numerous companies to teach a wide range of students varying in age Speech & Drama – Pre-school Level (Metropolitan YMCA, Creative Cottage), and Primary and Secondary School Drama CCA or English Literature and Drama Enrichment Programmes (How Drama, Tongue-in-Cheek, DramaArts). Kaelen’s performance credits include Singapore Repertory Theatre’s “Lifespan Of a Fact”, “1984” and “Ghostlight”, Young & W!LD’s “Love & Information”, and KidsSTOP @ Science Centre’s “Saving Billy!”.

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Rayve Zen

Rayve Zen is an actor/ acting coach based in Los Angeles, California. He is a masterclass student of Gregory Berger-Sobeck (coach of Riz Ahmed, Lupita Nyong'o, Andrew Burnap, Winston Duke, Tom Pelphrey) and has also trained under Howard Fine (coach of Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Bradley Cooper, Gal Gadot) and Marilyn McIntyre at the legendary Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles. In a wild career that's taken him from Singapore to Hong Kong/China to Los Angeles, he has worked with top actors such as Eric Roberts, Andy Lau, Matthew Willig, and auditioned for some of the top casting directors in Hollywood. Versatile and driven, he is deeply passionate about the business and craft of acting. Two of his greatest interests as a teacher are to simplify the often-overloaded acting process and empower actors to re-discover the innate ability to bring their most private, intimate, irreverent, and active selves in front of a camera, no matter what or who the audience is.
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Cassandra Spykerman

Cassandra Spykerman is a performer - she started singing when she could, and acting when she was 19. She's starred in various TV shows such as Kin, Distopia, Mr Ballerino and Zi Char Wars. She's also been in short films and certain advertisements. Aside from that, you've probably seen her at Timbre going crazy with SuperSonic, a cover band that she performs with. Cassandra has also done various ads too, and always looks forward to collaborate with content creators and filmmakers. To ignite emotion in people is what Cassandra aims to do with her work.
In 2019, Cassandra took a Grade 6 Speech And Drama course with Trinity College as she wanted to embark her journey as a teacher. She's then started working with pre-schoolers from aged 4 - 6 and has been enjoying it tremendously. She's also finished a course in Drama Pedagogy : Essential Teaching & Learning Approaches with Singapore Drama Educators Association to add on to the tools that she already has. She hopes to inspire children, adolescents and eventually, adults, with Drama.
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Shrey Bhargava

Shrey is a professional Actor, Host and Filmmaker. He has a BA in Theatre and a BA in Cinema & Media Studies from the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was named a Renaissance Scholar. He was also awarded the Ruth & Albert McKinlay Award for Best Actor.  During his time at USC, Shrey trained under many prominent practitioners in Hollywood. For Acting on Camera, this included Kate Burton (Grey’s Anatomy; Scandal), daughter of the Richard Burton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and Joseph Hacker (S.W.A.T; Charlie’s Angels), whose acting pedagogy comes from the having studied with Stella Adler, Peggy Feury, and Lee Strasberg. John DeMita, voice actor on the hit anime series Naruto, trained Shrey in Voice Acting for Animation. Shrey was also trained in the Stanislavski’s system, Maria Knebel’s Active Analysis, and Acting Theory by internationally acclaimed Stanislavski researcher and educator Dr. Sharon Carnicke. Shrey’s actor training in Singapore includes Buds Youth Theatre, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Young Company and Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity. He hosted numerous high-profile live and TV events including the SG50 NDP Concert at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, the National Day Reception at the Istana for then president Dr. Tony Tan and the 28th Southeast Asian Games. At 19, Shrey was one of the youngest contestants on The 5 Search. Out of 700 hopefuls, Shrey placed 2nd overall.  Shrey has produced, written, and directed over 7 short films. His film, My Home, Singapore? clinched over 10 official selections in film festivals worldwide. It was featured at the renowned Asian World Film Festival in 2017 and was named a semi-finalist at the Best of India Short Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2018. At the latter, it secured a broadcasting deal with Shorts TV for the South Asian region. Shrey has acted in films such as Lizard on The Wall (2017) by Cannes-acclaimed director K. Rajagopal, and TV shows such as Fine Tune (2016), which was nominated for Best Comedy Program at the 22nd Asian TV Awards. Shrey has also starred in various web series, such as My Lockdown Wedding (2021) – that also appeared as a telemovie on Channel 5 – and Long Story Short (2020), that has over 10,000 views on NSFTV’s Instagram channel. Shrey will also be starring in upcoming Channel 5 period drama, This Land is Mine (2021).  Shrey has prior experience as a trainer and facilitator for several theatre-led corporate training workshops organized by the Haque Centre for Acting & Creativity and Dramatic Difference. His clients have included banks such as OCBC and DBS, companies such as Bloomberg as well as brands such as Auchentoshan. Shrey was also the Ambassador for the inaugural Singapore Monologue Slam as well as SRT’s Youth Initiative with Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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Kimberley Kiew

Kimberley Kiew is a bilingual film, theatre and commercial actress. She has appeared in several commercials for Sony, Fitbit, UOB and Ministry of Communications and Information.

Kim is a firm believer of following one’s heart, stepping out fearlessly, and embracing the difficulties in one’s path. She believes that no one should ever stop learning about themselves and she encourages this in her yoga teaching as well as while teaching at HCAC.

Kim is also a member of The Haque Collective (THC) which is the alumni theatre company of HCAC.

Some of her theatre and TV credits include The Land is Mine (Mediacorp), Spectacle (Method Productions), Contract (THC), Hurstville: The Heir (The Underground), Journeying Mercies (MCBC)

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