I am a third culture kid, mixing Dutch, English and Singaporean cultures with a few more countries that I have had the fortune to live in. As a drama teacher, I enjoy discovering theatrical cultures and practices, and learning alongside my students whenever possible. I love the magic of drama, and am passionate when teaching the subject. My other obsession is Scuba diving, which has brought me on some great adventures over the years. When I’m not in a theatre or underwater I can be found with my husband, children and small menagerie of pets.
After being born and raised on the quiet Devonshire coast in South West England I decided it was time to follow my passion and move to London to study Drama and Performance at University. Whilst there I was captain of the Dance Society and in between studying and visiting the West End I volunteered to teach Drama in local secondary schools before becoming an EAL/SEN teaching assistant. After completing my PGCE in Performing Arts, I worked in an inner-city London school before taking the leap to teach abroad in Hong Kong. I strongly believe that every child should have the opportunity to explore the process of theatre-making, linking learned experiences to their own world, whilst encouraging a sense of pride and ownership through individual artistic choices and devised performance. In my spare time, I like to take dance classes and perform as part of the Hong Kong Women’s Choir.
I am a Discovery College alumna from the Class of 2015. Having been a DC student since 2008, It’s exciting for me to be back and working with the Drama department. I’m passionate about the performing arts and have been fortunate enough to take on roles both off and onstage at events such as Picnic in the Park, the Hong Kong Rugby 7s, and more. I’m a karaoke enthusiast, a TV fanatic, and an ardent traveller. I firmly believe that a smile can go a long way.