Anna Cheng is the Producer, Performing Arts (Dance) at West Kowloon. She is responsible for producing and curating the district’s artistic programming for dance, including a series of cultural exchange and partnership projects, research and development programmes, new work creation and also learning and participation projects, like the “Dance in Hong Kong @ Tanzmesse 2018”, “Asia Network for Dance (AND+)”, “Producers’ Network Meeting & Forum”, the “Creative Meeting Point” series, “New Works Forum” series, “ON VIEW: HONG KONG” (screendance installation and performance project), and “WE Dance @ Freespace Happening”.
Before joining West Kowloon, Anna Cheng was the key producer and project manager for various major arts organizations in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Hong Kong Arts Centre. As an independent producer, she has curated and produced dance and theatre creation, and toured with local and overseas artists and arts organizations.
She is currently a member of the Asian Producers’ Platform, an assessor for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and an expert panelist for the Hong Kong Dance Awards.
Bobo Lee is the Producer, Performing Arts (Theatre), of the West Kowloon, and participates in the development of the district’s artistic direction and strategies for Theatre Arts. In this role, she is producing two commissioning works, “The Great Statesman” (a Cantonese musical/Preview in 2019, Hong Kong), “Our Death Won’t Hurt Anybody - freely inspired by The Art of War by Sunzi” (a collaboration between Teatro de los Sentidos and Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio/Premiere in 2018, Barcelona,) and “What is Stage” (2017-2019), a research project on Scenography in collaboration with Edward Lam Dance Theatre.
Before joining West Kowloon, Bobo Lee worked for a number of major arts and cultural institutions in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Videotage, Zuni Icosahedron and the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Bobo Lee has worked on artistic projects across various disciplines including moving images, music, theatre and new media art. She is the Arts Advisor (Arts Administration) of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and a member of the 2017-2019 Steering Committee of Asian Producers’ Platform.
Carly Wong is an experienced art marketer, trained in Hong Kong and the UK, with experience in both the visual arts and performing arts fields.
Carly Wong joined West Kowloon as Marketing Manager in 2011. Since then she has worked on the branding and marketing campaigns for the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre, Freespace Fest, Freespace Happening, Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera and M+ exhibitions. She has also conducted audience research and recently project managed arts audience segmentation research to better understand the motivations and behaviours of different audiences in Hong Kong.
Before joining West Kowloon, Carly Wong worked for the British Council and Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Prior to this she worked in the UK where she gained her art marketing experience at The Whitworth Art Gallery and as board member of the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester.
Glades Sin graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree, majoring in Stage and Technical Management. During her programme of study, she participated in various Academy productions, including “Guys and Dolls”, “The End of the Long River”, “Sailing City”, and “La Vie Parisienne”, as well as productions and events with local theatre companies and organizations, such as the Chinese New Year Parade and the Hong Kong Films Awards Presentation Ceremony.
Upon graduation, Glades Sin joined the Hong Kong Fringe Club as Technical Coordinator. She was the Deputy Stage Manager of the Chung Ying Theatre Company and Resident Stage Manager of Kwai Ching Theatre.
In 2001, Glades Sin joined Ocean Park Hong Kong as Show Producer, managing special events in the Events & Entertainment department, and was with Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Entertainment Production as Production Manager, Special Projects for over 10 years.
She has also acted in productions by the Anonymous Theatre Company (renamed as Ming Ri Theatre Company) and the Chung Ying Theatre Company.
Isabella Tam’s major research areas include the M+ Sigg Collection of Chinese contemporary art, a core collection of the museum, as well as photography in East Asia and beyond.
She was a co-curator of “Canton Express” (2017) and “M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art” (2016), and contributed to exhibitions including “Mobile M+: Inflation!” (2013) and “Song Dong: 36 Calendars” (2012).
Prior to joining M+, Isabella Tam was Assistant Curator of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre and a Curatorial Fellow at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.
Isabella Tam received her MA in Art History and MA in Curatorial Studies at the University of Essex.
Jonas Chau is an architect, designer, strategic planner and policy researcher of arts and culture, sustainability and urban issues. He is particularly interested in the impact of strategies, policies and design, with the long-term goal of developing the best facilities, services and platforms for the arts and creative industries.
Ken Wong is the Learning and Participation Advisor (Performing Arts) at West Kowloon. During his tenure as the Head of Learning and Participation, he was responsible for leading the vision, strategy and delivery of learning and public engagement programmes. Prior to joining West Kowloon in early 2017, Ken Wong held the positions of Head of International College and Principal Lecturer in Media and Culture at HKU SPACE, where he had lead responsibility for developing regional and international partnerships and overseeing the design and delivery of BA and MA cultural and creative industries programmes. In addition, he managed the academic and administrative aspects of the International College of 2,000 students. Ken Wong has published over 30 papers, articles, journal reviews and book chapters on cultural politics, creative industries and transnational education.
Michelle Rocha is the Producer, Performing Arts (Music and Outdoor) of the West Kowloon. She is responsible for producing both audience and artistic development projects.
As the Producer of Freespace Happening, West Kowloon’s regular outdoor event that has reached audience numbers of over 170,000, she has curated performances, invited partners and initiated cross-genre collaborations.
Other projects under her belt include “Freespace Fest” (2012-2014, which reached audiences of around 100,000 over three years), “Compartmentalized” (contemporary x hip-hop dance piece that toured to Australia), various New Works Forums for dance and theatre, initiated Hong Kong indie bands’ debut performances at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and produced Freespace Mixtape Vol.1 and 2, whereby her team match-made musicians from different genres to collaborate on live and recorded performances.
Before joining West Kowloon, Michelle Rocha was part of the Cultural Olympiad and Torch Relay programming team for the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012 at the Wales Millennium Centre. She has also worked as Company and Programme Officer at the Hong Kong Dance Company, a theatre educator at Theatre Noir, a freelance producer for the international rock concert promoter Lushington/Live Nation, for the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and as Fundraising Manager for the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival.
Michelle Rocha was a fellow of the Hong Kong Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme and is a fellow of the UK Clore Leadership Programme where she was seconded to Islington Mill in Greater Manchester.
Rae Wu graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Theatre Sound Design and Music Recording.
Rae Wu previously worked as the Senior Production Officer (Audio) for the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, was Technical Manager of Hong Kong Ocean Park, and Production Manager of Hong Kong Disneyland. He has worked as technology designer, technical coordinator, and technical director for various stages and concerts.
In 2013, he joined the West Kowloon, and has participated in the design of Xiqu Centre, Art Park, and Freespace.
Stella Fong is Lead Curator for the Learning and Interpretation team at M+. Since joining the museum in 2011 she has led a growing team, organising numerous learning initiatives and public programmes with the aim of transforming museum education through collaborative, experimental and research-based pedagogy. Initiatives include M+ Rover - a travelling creative studio - and M+ Summer Camp 2015-16. She also co-curated the solo exhibition of Tsang Kin-Wah for Hong Kong's participation in the 56th Venice Biennale. Prior to M+, Stella Fong held curatorial positions at Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Heritage Museum. She has also participated in the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York in 2007 - with support from the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship - and the International Curators’ Exchange Programme at Tate Modern in 2010. She holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London, a graduate diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney, and a BA in Fine Art from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Stella Fong has been a member of the advisory board of the Department of Visual Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong since 2013.