Chief Creative Office / Co-Founder
Kuo Po, a graduate from National University of Singapore, curated and wrote the DSA Preparatory Program. With 15 years of experience coaching DSA students, Kuo Po's success rate of guiding and placing students in the school of their choice is stellar. She produces stage shows, events and musicals. She is also a music producer, and has produced albums both for professional artistes as well as her students.
She also has wide connections with the arts and entertainment industry and thus is able to give our students a leg-up in casting opportunities. Kuo Po is also busy producing original content on the web and screen using young talents trained by her and her amazing team of trainers.
Head of Department
Teacher Desmond has vast professional experience in playwriting with published works such as Six Plays and Student Plays (Epigram Books, 2013) and Mistress, and Other Creative Take-offs (Landmark Books, 1990, co-author) amongst others. His teaching experience has included guest lecturing at Temasek Design School (2003 – 2016) and Lasalle College of the Arts (2008 – 2016). He also had several works produced by KLPAC (KL Performing Arts Centre) from 2010 to 2013.
He has held more than a dozen art exhibitions and won several national prizes for theatre (such as Play of the Year and Best Original Script for Autumn Tomyam), short story writing and poetry.
Senior Trainer ( Theater)
Cordelia has much experience in voice overs and MC work. She conducts corporate training on a freelance basis and was one of the core actors for the Masquerade Theatre Enterprises. She received various certifications such as RSA Cert TEFLA ( Kent, United Kingdom) and Associate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama ( AGSMD) Teachers' Diploma .
Cordelia's 6 year involvement with Academie of Stars is a wonderful complement to her academic teaching. She teaches the Talk Show classes and coaches students for the external LAMDA examinations. She has also conducted numerous Master Classes in Acting, Public Speaking and Professional Preparation.