Our team consists of some of the very best educators, professionals, directors, choreographers, designers, stage managers and theatre technicians from around the world.

A message from your Deputy Director

In a city that is well known for its culture, arts, and heritage, I step into the role of Deputy Director for Sharjah Performing Arts Academy with gratitude and excitement for the exclusive performing and production arts experiences that SPAA is fostering.

Here at SPAA, we are on an ongoing mission and endless commitment to continuously cultivate, create, support, and promote the work of creatives, artists and art practitioners by providing professional academic programmes facilitated through our exceptional, world-class tutors.

In addition, we strive to strengthen the organisation’s narrative and communications strategy with staff and students to establish solid organisational operations, board engagement, and communicative dialogue.

This challenging, intensive development and implementation phase at SPAA is framed around endorsing the role of performing and production arts in the region.

Join us now; we are here to embrace talents and guide you to become a truly authentic artist.

Student Services Team

Dr Noura Al Hinai

Student Administration Manager

Majid Khan

Assistant Manager - Student Services

Student Admissions

Dina Badr

Admissions Officer

Mubarak Alawbathani

Admissions Specialist

Wellness Team

Beena P. Chacko


Hened Choueiry


Meghana Mundkur

Wellness Coach

Executive Office

Ayah Omer

Executive Assistant


Nada Nasr


Fatima Al Shurafa

Administrative Assistant

Hind AlMazrouei


Operations and Facilties Team

Saif Khalid

Operations Manager

Ahmed Abd El-Halim

Lead Librarian

Nadeem Manan


Perla Dotillos

Office Assistant

Stephen Kabuye


Laxman Kummari

Office Assistant

Ismail Jafer

General Technician

Zamin Shad


Ryan Jay

Electrical Technician

Sullivan Robles

Mechanical Technician

Usman Bashir

Security Supervisor

Amgad Saad

Executive Chef

Mohamed Ashraf

Pastry Chef

Ram Krishna

Chef De Party

Toufiq Mohammad

Demi Chef – Hot Kitchen

Leah Naliaka


Shiras Salim

Scenic Paint Assistant

Ahmad Naser

Demi Chef – Cold Kitchen

Suresh Banala

Demi Chef

Anoob Anudrah

IT Coordinator

Quality Assurance & Teaching Enhancement

Sahapudeen Siba

Quality Assurance and Accreditation Manager

Gregory Rose

Policy and Quality Assurance Specialist

Accommodation Team

Girges Tobia

Accommodation Manager

Nida Arseno

Accommodation Receptionist

Haitham Mahmoud

Accommodation Supervisor

Pia Gail

Accommodation Supervisor

Human Resources

Nimmi Karoj

Senior Human Resources Executive

Naseem Al Kindi

Human Resources Manager

Asma Abdelrahman

HR Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

Shivanchali Gnanam

Marketing and Communications Manager

Badr Al Slaiby

Creative Content Creator

Reham Mohammed

PR and Communications Specialist

Raneem Suleiman

Digital Marketing Specialist


Ahmed Mustafa

Accounts Manager

Mohamed Elsamahy

Junior Accountant