Kuo Po - Chief Creative Officer

MindChamps Académie of Stars is Singapore’s leading performing arts academy founded by Kuo Po in collaboration with MindChamps .

Kuo Po’s vision for the Académie is to produce star-quality young talents ready for the world stage in this new digital era.

Kuo Po founded Kids Performing Academy of the Arts (2004-2018) . Her students have performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Disney Paris and Hong Kong.

Kuo Po’s protégés performed milestone events in Singapore. This included Singapore Evening for World Leaders 2009 at the Esplanade, Asean Tourism Dinner Gala and HOMETEAM 50th Anniversary show and many more.

Victoria A. Chen
Head of Curriculum - Communication / Acting

Victoria is passionate about nurturing life-skills in creative thinking and communication, as well as building self-esteem and compassion in children.

With over two decades as a drama educator under her belt, she has designed and conducted a range of communication and drama programmes for varied learners and age groups for both schools and corporate. Victoria's immense experience in early childhood and special education makes her versatile in her teaching approach.

Apart from education, Victoria wears the drama practitioner hat in teaching, acting and directing. She has taught drama and directed plays in numerous schools, and has coached candidates, both youth and adults, in preparation for acting, recital and public speaking exams.

Victoria is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and is constantly challenging the status quo. She is committed to education and empowering individuals to realise their full potential.

Juan Paulo Azul - Vocal Coach

Tenor Juan Paulo Azul is a graduate of Bachelors degree Major in Vocal Performance at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. He is a former member and a soloist of the world renowned University of Santo Tomas Singers and was part of the award winning batch when they hailed prize winners in many competitions in Spain, Poland, Northern Ireland and United Kingdom.

Paulo is also a passionate educator and voice teacher. He is presently teaching at MindChamps Academie of Stars His students have obtained distinctions in ABRSM, LCM and LAMDA examinations. Some are prizewinners in local vocal and international competitions for children.

Wong Siew Yin @SWING - Dance Trainer

After graduated from Jitterbugs' developing artist programme in 2012, Swing started out as a kids dance instructor in Jitterbugs and eventually work for many local studios and MOE schools as dance instructor.

Doing mainly hiphop last time, she is currently learning other genres of street dances such as house and popping to improve her versatility as a dancer. She have competed in local competition such as All Babes Cineleisure Dance, Singapore Dance Delight and also many dance battles in both singapore and oversea.

Some of her achievement are Champion for H20 Dance competition in 2016, Singapore Dance Delight Final with her crew YAAAS in 2017, got into KOD South East Asia hiphop 3V3 Battle Top 4 in 2018 and also Juste Deboute Bangkok House 2V2 battle Top 8 in 2019.

Paul Joplin - Champion Communication Trainer

Deeply passionate about teaching speech and drama Paul's experience includes:

Over four years teaching in Singapore, working with students from N1 to adult including outreach at preschool

Teaching speech and drama, confident communication, public speaking, critical thinking, creativity and debating skills

I have an especially strong record of developing confidence in children who experience significant issues with social interaction and integration

I have taken students through over 400 Trinity College London Communication Skills exams with a 100% pass rate and 57% achieving distinction

Desmond Sim - Head of DSA Curriculum

Desmond has had vast professional experience in playwriting with published works such as Six Plays and student plays ( Epigram Books, 2013), Mistress and other creative take offs amongst other works.

His teaching experiences has included guest lecturing at Temasek Design School ( 2003-2016) & Lasalle College of the Arts (2008-2016).

He also had several works produced by KL Performing Arts Centre from 2010- 2013. He has held more than a dozen art exhibitions and won several national prizes for theatre ( such as Play of the year,
Best Orginal Script , Autumn Tomyum) and short story and poetry writing.

May Jayashanker - Vocal Coach

May Jayashanker is a skilled and experienced vocal and singing trainer and coach with mastery in both Indian Carnatic ( classical ) music and contemporary Western pop performances. A graduate from both Trinity College London (vocals) and Associated Board Royal School Of Music (classical) and twice Top Scorer, she has worked with more than a hundred talents.

Hailing from a family of prominent singers and musicians in Asia – The Subramaniams – May excels in bringing out the voices of children in different languages with distinctive flexibility in stylistics. As an accomplished singer herself, she has guided some of the best young talents from this region to much success.

May Jay also holds a Teaching Diploma in 'Creative Language Arts" from.College of Teachers UK (specialized subjects are Phonics, Speech & Drama & Public Speaking)

Cornelia Fernandez - Senior Trainer

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.

Magdalene Tang - Dance Trainer

A creative fiery spirit, Maggie Koh is best known for her eclectic style of Contemporary Pop. She has been working professionally as a choreographer, instructor and performer for 14 years locally and in the Asia pacific region.

She has worked in shows and companies such as Mediacorp, Fly Entertainment, TVB Asia, Running into the sun, 'Super mummy, the musical’ , Asia's got Talent', 'Getai, the musical ', 'Ah Boys to Men', The Great World Cabaret', '881', 'High Class', 'Vision', Agnes Monica Tour', and has had the honor of representing Singapore in Japan.

Maggie aspires to push the boundaries of dance movement and continues to be a refreshing voice in the arts and entertainment.

Fiona Loh

Director Sales and Operations

Prerana Kulkarni

Academy Manager

Yiren Ma

Regional Bse Development Talent Manager