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Assistant Artistic Director (Education)

Melissa Leung graduated from the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education of the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Education and Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

Melissa also pursued her professional development in theatre in Singapore. She was the 2nd batch of graduate in “The Theatre Training and Research Programme” (TTRP, now known as Intercultural Theatre Institute, ITI). She was trained in four classical Asian theatre forms – the Indian dance Bharatanatyam, the Indonesian court dance Wayang Wong, Beijing opera and Japanese Noh – as well as Stanislavski and post-Stanislavki acting techniques.

After graduating from TTRP, Melissa returned to Hong Kong and chalked up experience in various aspects of theatre ­– acting, directing, education and arts administration. A very all rounded theatre practitioners, Melissa is known for her intense and exquisite physical acting. 

As a trained PE teacher and with a wide range experiences in education around the world, Melissa developed her global and far-reaching vision in education.

At 2013-2014, Melissa joined RCE Tongyeong, Korea, an international network acknowledged by the UNU, as program designer and international cooperation. She planned Asia-Pacific education programs, networking international all disciplinary talents and educators.

For 4 years, Melissa was the Director of Education and Outreach of The Theatre Practice in Singapore. 

Photo by Vivien LIU@Studio UNIT


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