About Us

Student Leaders

We’re very proud of our excellent team of dedicated professionals who work for Faust. They bring a wealth of experience to each workshop benefiting all involved.

Paris Spivey – Student Leader
Paris is a Harrow International School student, born and raised in Hong Kong. She has been a member of Faust since 2011 and has been involved with numerous productions including The Wind in the Willows, Kensuke’s Kingdom and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe She has also performed in two productions with Stage Group so far as the Nurse and Estragon in Romeo & Juliet and Waiting for Godot respectively, as well as multiple Faust Festival shows. Together with acting, Paris is also an avid theatre goer and is very passionate about the arts. She looks forward to joining the Faust team as a student leader and is very excited for what may come this season.

Shannen Buxani– Student Leader
Shannen is at her final year at Marymount Secondary School. She has been in class productions at her school. In her spare time, she loves drawing, photography, as well as outdoor activities. Shannen loves to work with kids along with having a passion towards drama.

Poppy Conway – Student Leader
Poppy is 17 years old and is currently in Year 13 at South Island School. Poppy has loved drama ever since her first school show, when she was 6. Drama has been such an important part of her life, and is excited to share her love and passion with the students she will be teaching. Poppy has been doing Faust since 2012 and is lucky enough to have performed in 7 Faust productions including The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Jungle Book, King Lear and most recently A Midsummers Night’s Dream. She was also lucky enough to perform in a professional production of Annie which came to Hong Kong in 2012. She has also performed in a long list of school productions and is also an avid dancer. She is really looking forward to working with Faust, and is excited to see what this year holds for her.

Poppy Brian-Boys – Student Leader
Poppy Brian-Boys is currently studying at South Island School. She has been a member of Faust since she was 6 years old and has enjoyed it ever since. She has been performing all her life and recently played one of the lead roles in Lord of The Flies. She has studied Drama at IGCSE level and is now studying higher level Theatre. Poppy enjoys every aspect of performing and hopes to share and encourage all faust students.

Samantha Brooks – Student Leader
Sam was born in Hong Kong and has lived here her whole life. She currently studies at South Island School, where she has just completed her GCSEs. Sam is taking IB Theatre and really enjoys it. She has been in many plays, both at Faust and at school, and her favourite so far has been King Lear with Faust’s Stage Group. She is really looking forward to working at Faust because she can't wait to share her enthusiasm and passion for drama with younger Faustlings.

Audrey Corno – Student Leader
Audrey is starting her second year as a student leader and is, as always, really excited to be working with the kids. She absolutely loves the performing arts, drama and dance especially, and hopes to bring that passion with her in the studio. She has been participating in numerous in-school productions and found theatre to be an excellent confidence-building activity. She has a particular interest in lighting and the visual aspects of a theatre performance. Audrey is looking forward to a wonderful term at Faust and to gain such valuable experience as a performer.

Tara Wnek – Student Leader
Tara is currently sixteen years old, and attends Renaissance College. She was born in Sydney, Australia, and has now lived in Hong Kong for 12 years. She is currently in the process of completing the IB Diploma programme and has been a Drama Scholar since 2016. Tara’s more recent roles include Il Capitano in The Servant of Two Masters, and Lady Macbeth in the Shakespearean classic, Macbeth. She was first introduced to Faust at the age of 11, and has been apart of their annual performances, participating in numerous festivals and productions, and is nonetheless ecstatic for this term!

Eamonn Barry – Student Leader
Éamonn joined Faust when he was 10 and has been in several Faust productions, both the larger scale shows and as part of Faust Festival. He loves performing and working with the many talented individuals at Faust, and there is truly a never boring day in youth theatre. The children that go to Faust really get a chance to express themselves, to find new depths and self-confidence within, and to have fun with friends in the process. He is genuinely an enthusiast for what Faust offers and hopes to share his passion for the age-old magic of theatre in his role as a Student Leader.

Thomas Morgan – Student Leader
Tom Morgan is currently a first year IB diploma student at Renaissance College. He has lived in Hong Kong for the majority of his life after moving from the UK at age 8. He studies higher level theatre and has been involved with Faust for around 3 years. Tom has been in a number of Faust performances such as stage groups King Lear, A servant of two masters and The Jungle Book. On top of this he has also performed in numerous school productions such as Footloose, Bugsy Malone and acting as a director in Lord of the Flies. He has thoroughly enjoyed his past experiences as a student leader within Faust and is thoroughly looking forward to the next year of Faust!

Sammi Choi – Student Leader
Sammi Choi is a High School Drama scholarship student in Renaissance College Hong Kong. She has performed in many productions and is also familiar with the workings of backstage management, and has experience in teaching young children Drama. Ever since she was little, she has been captivated by theatre and is very excited to be working with the amazing children here in Faust!

Lewis Kerr – Student Leader
Lewis Kerr is a 15 year old school student, born and raised in Hong Kong. Lewis has been obsessed with the performing arts ever since he was 2 years old and first started break dancing. Lewis has been part of Faust for just over 2 years now and has absolutely loved every second of it. Lewis hopes to inspire more people to join the Faust family and be able to experience the true power of the performing arts.

Isabella Snow – Student Leader
Born in Hong Kong, Isabella took part in a number of Faust productions at a very early age. This experience stimulated a lasting enthusiasm for all aspects of drama, and she has since appeared in a variety of productions both in school and out of school. She recently completed A-Level courses in Drama, Photography and History of Art and is embarking on her gap year. In August 2017 she renewed her connection with Faust by assisting as a student leader during the summer programs and she looks forward to taking up this role once again for the upcoming autumn term. Next year she is planning to travel to Tanzania where she will be working with young children and where she hopes to apply both the valuable teaching experience and the theatrical knowledge that she has garnered during her time with Faust.

Anastasia Van Gaver – Student Leader
Anastasia is Sixteen years old and is currently in year 11 in DBIS. She has joined Faust in January 2017 and has a huge passion for theatre since then. She has been in two Faust shows "Servant of two masters" and " The mobile phone show" and other performances she precipitated in school. She is very excited to be able to share her passion for drama to other children.

Chirag Punjabi – Student Leader
Chirag Punjabi is currently studying in Renaissance College Hong Kong, taking the IBDP programme. He is a theatre student and has a lot of experience with Drama, working alongside different people and young children. He has a lot of passion in the art of theatre and has been in a vartiety of productions and managed shows, on a small and large scale. He works very well with children due to the experience he has, may be it tutoring them with school subjects, training them for certain sports, helping and leading them with Community and Service and most importantly, teaching them Drama. Chirag has been a stage manager for "Footloose" and "Lord of the Flies" and has been an actor in Midsummer Night's Dream, Lord of the Flies and Macbeth.

Andre Ho – Student Leader
Andre is currently studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at South Island School, where he has been an active member of the theatre scene, taking lead roles in productions such as Lord of the Flies and Private Peaceful, and being an ensemble member in Guys and Dolls. He has studied Drama at IGCSE level and is now studying Theatre at IB level. Andre particularly enjoys musical theatre and is keen to pass on his love and passion for theatre to Faust students. He is excitedly looking forward to the coming Faust term.

Sequoia Harder – Student Leader
Sequoia is eighteen years old and graduated from South Island School in 2018 after completing her IB Diploma. She has lived in Hong Kong since 2007 after moving from England. She has previously been in production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Footloose, Fantastic Mr Fox and Legally Blonde: the Musical. She first joined Faust in 2012 and was involved in a number of Faust Festivals and other productions. She is currently working as a Teaching Assistant at Kellett School for a year, before attending university in the UK. She is excited to work with Faust again!

Asher Berman – Student Leader
Asher is 16 years old and is a senior at Elsa High School. Asher discovered almost 3 years ago that he had a huge passion for Theatre Arts and Drama. He joined Faust in January 2016 and has loved it since he joined. Asher has been in multiple productions at Faust such as The Jungle Book, Servant of Two Masters and most recently he played the Father in Nutcracker: The Play. Asher wants to continue his love for acting after high school and attend a drama school in England where Asher can continue his acting skills.

Leandre Lichtenstein – Student Leader
Léandre is 16 years old and a year 12 student at the French International School. He has been with Faust since a young age, participating in numerous Faust Festival plays and later joining other Faust productions. It has always been delightful to attend stage group whose last three plays have shaped a conscious sprouting. He is thankful of being able to teach and learn alongside an amazing set of teachers. Apart from theatre Léandre is vastly interested in arts and literature. Through teaching he is learning a very new set of skills that he intends to maintain and develop. Drama has been an integral part of his learning and growing. He has always felt welcome at Faust and he hopes to be able to pass on what he has learnt to younger generations.

Lauren Nellas – Student Leader
Lauren is currently a university student at Hong Kong Adventist College studying Psychology. Lauren has a passion for the Arts and has studied Art all throughout years in high school. She has worked with a tutorial center that teaches young children art in their living estate. Lauren really enjoys the company of children and having a great time with them. With her love for art, she is a creative and a very ‘hands-on’ person.