A graduate from the Acting course at LASALLE College of the Arts, Amanda has been involved in several productions whilst there. These include playing Virginia Galilei in Galileo, Antipholus of Syracuse in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and ensemble pieces like The Fever and Who's Afraid of the Working Class.
Outside of LASALLE, she has worked with SRT in the production A Midsummer Night's Dream where she played Mustardseed, The Jungle Book as Kaa/Girl, Chicken in Bear and Chicken Get Ready for School, Campari D'Cruz in Fried Rice Paradise, Pinocchio and is currently in rehearsal for the upcoming Shakespeare in the Park's Macbeth as one of the three Witches. Amanda also performed in Visible Cities for the 2009 Singapore Arts Festival working with acclaimed director Giorgio Barberio Corsertti.
She enjoys working with TV/Film; Amanda does a lot of short films and most recently finished shooting a TV series with Okto Channel entitled The Band where she plays the supporting character Stacy.
Amanda has also hosted two sports programmes; 'HOW 2' and 'Sportszine' for both Starhub and Mio TV.
Apart from the stage and TV, Amanda is a voice over artist for the video game Granada Espada as the voice of Emilia the Sage.
Amanda is working towards pursuing her career internationally.
Cara graduated from the BA Acting program at LASALLE College of the Arts in May 2010. Cara is from Melbourne, Australia and has appeared in several works there including: Lion in the Streets, Into the Woods, and Cats. She also wrote her own cabaret show as part of the 2006 St. Martins cabaret season.
While at LASALLE, Cara’s most noted role was Elektra in Oresteia. She also appeared in The Woman in the Window, Julius Caesar, The Life of Galileo, A Dream Play and Leunig (puppetry).
During her studies, Cara has also appeared in Ringside with Mem Morrison & company (2010) and Visible Cities for the Singapore Arts Festival (2009), directed by Georgio Barberio Corsetti and choreographed by Ricky Sim. She was also featured in Ho Tzu Nyen's film Zarathustra: A film for everyone and no-one.
Cara is particularly interested in physical theatre and looks forward to pushing her body to its limits this year! She’s also interested in directing, having had a great run of Down Fall Down by fellow graduate Kluane Saunders at Short & Sweet 2010.
Cara is based in Singapore, currently rehearsing PLAYtime! for The Esplanade and looking forward to working on Conference of the Birds with OrangeDot.
As an actor, director and teacher, Chris has worked on film and stage for productions including
work for the Singapore Arts Festival, Drama Box and a TVC for the Media Development Authority
Chris graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2009, where he completed a thesis on World
Changing Theatre – theatre for social good and continues to seek opportunities to bring together arts
and the media for social and environmental benefit. Upon graduation from LASALLE, Chris put
this work into practice, directing the first theatre show by Skinned Knee Productions – Happiness.
More recently Chris performed with NeNeMas, the education arm of Drama Box, including work
on a performance commissioned by SMU's Lien Centre for Social Innovation. He has also
conducted performance workshops for students of INSEAD's Masters programme.
Chris also works as a teacher and instructor, using his skills in performance and presentation to
enable young leaders to better communicate their goals for changing the world. In the last quarter of
2010, Chris worked with Environmental Challenge Organisation (ECO Singapore), a youth focused
non-profit to train ECO's youth ambassadors. The youth ambassadors took these skills to the United
Nations Climate Change negotiations (UNFCCC COP16) held in Cancun, Mexico in December
Hui Xuan graduated with a BA(Hons.) in Musical Theatre from LASALLE College of the Arts and is a
practicing Actor-singer-dancer. She began her performance experience dancing onstage, having been trained in Ballet, Jazz and
Modern from an early age, and later Tap.
At LASALLE, she had the privilege of working with international directors such as Shaun Murphy,
Kaye Tuckerman and Terence O'Connell. Performance credits at LASALLE include: Sweet Charity
(Helene), Nine (Stephanie Necrophorus), Nunsense (Sister Leo), and Five Women Wearing the Same
Dress (Trisha), with her most memorable roles being Pirate Jenny in the musical cabaret show Siren
and Linus in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Outside of LASALLE, she has played lead roles in XiGua (Players' Theatre, 2010), Georgette (MTL,
2007), The Odd Couple (female version) and René de Obaldia's The Babysitter.
Professional theatre credits include: The Full Monty (Pangdemonium, 2010), Waitress/Kit/Shona in
Caryl Churchill's Top Girls (Wessex Theatre, 2009), Happiness (Skinned Knee Productions, 2009),
Forbidden City (SRT, 2006) and Man of Letters (SRT, 2006).
She also plays Ling in the okto TV series
Hui Xuan also has a passion for and experience in dance choreography, having taught and
choreographed for many years, as well as devised work and writing.
2011 sees her continuing to work on writing her own cabaret show, as well as in exciting productions
such as James and The Giant Peach (Players' Theatre), Into The Woods (Dream Academy), and the
second season of Club Magic.
Rebecca graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre in 2009. Lasalle theatre credits include: Lists (director Edith Podesta); An Enchanted Evening (director Jacqui Rae); 5 kinds of Silence (director Claire Divine); I love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Urinetown (director Kaye Tuckerman); Into the Woods (director Shaun Murphy); The Odd Couple; Lucky Stiff (director Paul Lucas); and NINE (director Terence O’Connell).
Singapore theatre credits include: Roses & Riots (Fly Entertainment); Midsummer Nights Dream (SRT) as a Young Co member; Charlotte’s Web (Players Theatre); Momotaro the Peach Boy (I Theatre); Gingerbread Man (I Theatre); Shades (Buds Theatre Company); and Macbeth (SRT).
Outside of theatre, Rebecca explores TV/Commercial work and has done Voiceovers for Nickelodeon. She is also a New Paper New Face alumni and has co-hosted the competition in 2008 & recently, 2010, with a cirque du soleil theme, produced and directed by Fashionista Daniel Boey.
Rebecca is Singapore-born and Indian/Dutch-Portuguese by heritage but raised by a Chinese man she honours as “Daddy”. She has lived a nomadic lifestyle growing up in Amsterdam, France, Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney. Rebecca intends to pursue a career both locally and internationally.
Rebecca is originally from England but has lived in Singapore most of her life. She is a pioneer graduate of Lasalle College of the Arts BA (Hons) in Acting. Her favourite work while at Lasalle has been appearing as Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth (2007) and Shelby in Steel Magnolias (2006).
Since graduating Rebecca has been seen in Buds Theatre Company’s Colder Than Here (2010), The Shagaround (2009) and Death and Dancing (2008); Players Theatre Company’s Charlotte’s Web (2010) and The Meg and Mog Show (2009). She played the lead roles of Catherine in Wessex Theatre’s Proof (2009) and Mayella in Sharon Ang’s production of To Kill a Mocking Bird (2008). She was also seen as Stephanie in Somewhere between the Sky and the Sea (2008) at the Singapore Short and Sweet Festival, which went on to win an award for Best Overall Production. When not acting or teaching, Rebecca enjoys being a part of the team that runs Buds Youth Theatre.
Originally from Perth Western Australia, Stephen is now a Singapore based actor. For years Stephen studied and worked as an actor in Perth before moving to Singapore to continue his training. There he completed his BA Acting (HONS) at Lasalle College of the Arts. While still in Perth Stephen performed and worked with some of Perth’s major theatre companies across a variety of different theatre styles. Most notable were his award winning performance as Ariel in Shakespeare’s The Tempest (2004) and his appearance as ‘Puck’ and ‘Tom Bathurst’ in His Majesty Theatre’s Cavalcade (2204) celebrating the centenary of ‘The Maj.’ Recently in Singapore, Stephen took a leading roll in SRT’s The Tooth Fairy (2008). Before this he was awarded the ‘Best Actor Award’ at the Singapore Short and Sweet Festival for his role in Somewhere between the Sky and the See (2008). He has also appeared in a guest role in the popular TV series Police and Thief (2007) as Texan police officer ‘Sgt Ryan.’ For the past year Stephen has been performing as Charlie Chaplin at Universal Studios Singapore.
Kluane graduated with first class honours from the BA (hon) Acting course at LASALLE College of the Arts. She also has a degree in Performance Voice (Singing) and a BA(Hon) in Chinese. She has extensive training in dance, and is thrilled to be working here in Singapore and getting the chance to put all of her skills to use.
Since LASALLE Kluane has appeared in SRT’s production of Fried Rice Paradise, on TV as Linda in the MediaCorp’s 无花果 , and in a leading role in Singapore’s contribution to the Venice Biennale 2009, In the Love of Mood. She will next be seen on the Esplanade Main Stage in the role of Angmoh Durian Sister in Toy Factory’s musical 881
Leanne is a 2011 graduate of Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore BA(hons) Musical Theatre. Leanne’s Lasalle credits include Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Leaf Coneybear and Olive’s mum in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Susan in the Heidi Chronicles, Ursula Sweet Charity, and The Wife in Blood Wedding.
In 2004 Leanne completed the Young Actors Studio at NIDA in Sydney, Australia where she was the lead role of Arturo Ui in the production of ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’. Leanne has also performed on the international stage as the lead vocalist in the Wild West and Saloon Show at Leo Foo Amusement Park in Taiwan. From 2007 – 2008 Leanne fulfilled a sixteen-month contract with Universal Studios Japan, as the lead female role of the Bride of Frankenstein in the Universal Monsters Live Show and was the lead female vocalist for the Fantastic World international press conference in Tokyo.
In June 2011 Leanne performed in Singapore’s first commercial production of the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” directed by Darren Yap.
Lez Ann was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She loves traveling back and fourth Singapore and Malaysia doing what she loves best.
Theater credits include: The Composer (Spare Room Productions); Cat Lost and Found (The Finger Players Pte Ltd) and was nominated Best Ensemble at the Life! Theater Awards 2010; The Adventures of the Mousedeer (Esplanade);
Visible Cities (Singapore Arts Festival with Fattora K); Movement Improvisation Piece (Malaysia and Japan Video Art Exchange).
Lez Ann also does TV and Film acting, TV hosting and Emcee. Credits include:
In and Out of Night and Day (a web series that’s in post-production); hosted Season 6 of Groom My Room (Okto Channel); played Mel, the stalker in The Band (Okto Channel) and many more. Emceed at various Disney events, weddings, book launches and fashion shows in Kuala Lumpur.
Matilda is a recent graduand of the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree programme at LASALLE College of the Arts. A Singaporean by birth, she has spent the majority of her life overseas, first in Burma and then New Zealand. It was there that she took part in her first musical, “The Wizard of Oz” at the age of fourteen, whilst studying at Macleans College, Auckland. She later went on to perform in “Bye Bye Birdie” and Olwen Wymark’s “Find Me”, in which she played one of the Veritys. It wasn’t until moving back to Singapore in 2007, though, that she had her first singing lesson.
Her theatrical credits whilst at LASALLE include the roles of Lina Darling in “Nine”, Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and Mrs. Meers in “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. She has also had the privilege of working with a series of international and local directors, such as Darren Yap, Terence O’Connell, Shaun Murphy, Kaye Tuckerman, Stefanos Rassios and Tracie Pang.
In addition to performing, Matilda enjoys writing and playing the piano and guitar. She also has what some people call an irrational fear of butterflies.
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Tim Garner holds a BA (Honors, First class) in Musical Theatre from Singapore's LASALLE College of the Arts under the leadership of Tony McGill.
Tim began performing in 1999, at the age of 14, in college and local amateur dramatic productions. Soon after this he commenced classical vocal training with David Griffiths and joined Auckland's Opera Factory ensemble. Tim performed various ensemble and lead roles with Opera Factory and Auckland's musical theatre establishments over the next few years and his credits include The Full Monty (Malcolm), Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka), The Secret Garden (Dickon), Big River (Young Fool), Little Shop of Horrors (Mr Mushnik), Annie (Oliver Warbucks), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), The Pirates of Penzance (the Sergeant), Oliver! (Mr Sowerberry), Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Copacabana, Sweeney Todd and Anything Goes.
In 2005 Tim began singing with renowned repetiteur and accompanist Claire Caldwell and Auckland University's TeOti Rakena. At 20, Tim made his professional opera debut in the NBR New Zealand Opera production of Verdi's La Traviata and soon after this appeared in Auckland's annual Skycity Starlight Symphony concert, performing selections from Sweet Charity and Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds to an audience of 200,000, finishing the year off with NZ Opera's Christmas concert, Not A Silent Night. His other operatic appearances include The Consul, The Beggar's Opera and Monostatos in The Magic Flute.
For LASALLE, Tim has appeared in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Various Characters), Urinetown (Old Man Strong), Into the Woods (Granny), The Odd Couple (Manolo), Lucky Stiff (Vinnie), Nine (Guido Contini, the Musical Theatre Showcase in the LaSalle Show '09 and return visits to play Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity and Mitch Mahoney in Spelling Bee, 2010.
In 2008 he was understudy for Sing Theatre’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and in 2009 performed in Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Boy Who Cried Wolf. 2010 marked his debut with I Theatre, performing in Momotaro.
Tim is thrilled to be part of Skinned Knee Productions and looks forward to the developments ahead in Singapore's performing arts scene.
Gimbey dela Cruz, has been singing since she was a year old and started her
formal musical studies at the age of four on the piano. With heart set on a career in
music, she pursued a Bachelor's degree in Music Education major in Voice at the University of
Santo Tomas (UST), Philippines under Maestra Salvacion Yniguez Her experience in UST inspired
her to learn more about different musical styles, which prompted her to pursue a musical
theater degree at Lasalle College of the Arts.
Passionate about expanding music to
the local community in Manila, she started GJ Artist Center and offered private and
group voice lessons for toddlers and young adults. As an artistic director, she had
produced four shows Mickey meets Webber, Inspire, No Day But Today, and Disney: A Dream Come
True the later was performed at Hong Kong Disneyland. She is also a licensed Kindermusik
From her student days to her teaching stints, she has appeared on
television, film, played various roles for Lasalle’s School Productions. Her first professional
theater debut is with Singapore’s iTheater, playing Sakura in Shiro and the Cherry Blossom.
Oda Maria grew up in Norway and started taking piano lessons at the age of 6. During her childhood, she took part in several local revues and concerts. Her first professional show was the play Kråka/The Crow based on a local legend directed by Bentein Baardson. At high school she took a music-, dance- and drama course, received piano, guitar and vocal lessons and played the role of Killer Queen in the Queen-based musical We Will Rock You. Inspired by her new passion for performing in musicals, she attended a one year Musical Theatre course at Romerike folk high school where she played the role of the witch in Sondheim's Into The Woods. This led her to apply to the Musical Theatre course at Lasalle, where she has had the pleasure of doing shows like Sweet Charity, Peer Gynt, Thouroughly Modern Millie, Picnic, The Boys From Syracuse etc. Oda would like to thank her family for their great support on the journey of realizing a dream and is currently planning to go wherever work takes her.
Dominique De Marco graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts in May 2014, establishing herself in both Singapore and Sydney. Esteemed past works include acting in Chong Tze Chien’s Starring Hitler as Jekyll and Hyde; playing Lady, in Stefanos Rassios’s version of Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending, and starring in the Australian feature film, Bad Behaviour. Dominique also enjoys snowboarding, photography, cooking Italian cuisine, practicing Traditional Wushu Spear, and Tai Chi. Future projects involve working with Zizi Azah in a new production of The Lady of Soul and her Ultimate ‘S’ Machine, and presenting a devised work inspired by Coffin Too Big for the Hole.