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Our Team

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

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Our Team

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

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Academy President and Chairman

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi
Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah

Board of Trustees

Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi
Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi
President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) and Deputy Chairperson of SPAA
Dr Yousif Aydabi
Dr Yousif Aydabi
Cultural Advisor to His Highness, Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies
Mr Ismail Abdallah
Mr Ismail Abdallah
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Arab Theatre Institute; Secretary General of Arab Theatre Institute; Chairman of Theatrical Association
Mr Ahmed Aburehaima
Mr Ahmed Aburehaima
Director General of Theatre Department; Department of Culture, Sharjah
Luke Rittner CBE
Luke Rittner CBE
Chief Executive - Royal Academy of Dance (London)
Dr Nadia M. Alhasani
Dr Nadia M. Alhasani
Professor and Dean – College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah
Dr Habib G. Al-Attar
Dr Habib G. Al-Attar
Secretary General of the Theatrical Association; Culture Advisor at Ministry of Culture

Executive Director

Professor Peter Barlow FRSA
Professor Peter Barlow FRSA
Director and Chief Executive

Senior Administration

Rajaa
Rajaa Ahmed Alhamsh
Human Resources Manager
Saif
Saif Khalid
Facilities Manager
Dr Bilhar
Dr Bilhar Lehal
Quality Assurance & Teaching Enhancement Officer
Samantha
Samantha Lloyd
Student Administration Manager
Ahmed
Ahmed Mustafa
Senior Accountant
Suad
Suad Salem
Executive Office Manager

Senior Faculty

Jacqui
Jacqui George FRSA
Programme Leader Production Arts
Chris
Chris Gould FRSA
Programme Leader Acting
Alex
Alex Jessop
Acting Programme Leader Musical Theatre

Academy Administration

Sibin
Sibin Babu
General Technical Support
Dina
Dina Badr
Admissions Officer
Shiv
Shiv Gnanam
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Trini
Trini Leon
Lighting Technician
Nada
Nada Nasr
Receptionist
Deniz
Deniz Rafferty
Lead Librarian
Mohammed
Mohammed Rawoof
IT Coordinator

Academy Faculty

Matt
Matt Ball FRSA
Lead Tutor – Fundamental Year
Jessica
Jessica Cotton
Course Coordinator
David
David Filshie
Production Manager
Lynne
Lynne Holloway FRSA
Deputy Manager - Children and Young Performers
Nick
Nick Wheeler
Lighting Tutor