People form the heart of SDEA.
SDEA is a not-for-profit organisation managed by a committee of 9 volunteer members elected on a 2-year cycle.
Committee Members are responsible for ensuring good governance for the association, forming partnerships that enhance and further SDEA’s Vision and Mission, and head sub committees that programme special projects and core programmes.
The Committee is supported by the Secretariat who help look after operations, marketing and logistics.
Elvira Holmberg is the President of SDEA and a teaching artist at SOTA. As a drama educator, Elvira trains students and teachers in drama and develops drama curriculum. She returned to Singapore in 2009 after teaching drama at various levels in international and local schools in Holland. As an artist,… Read More
Ahmad Musta’ain Bin Khamis
Ahmad Musta’ain Bin Khamis is the Vice-President of SDEA. He is a full-time teacher in Cedar Girls’ Secondary School. He graduated with BA(Edn) Honours from Nanyang Technological University/National Institute of Education, where he majored in English Language and Drama. His involvement in theatre started from his undergraduate days where he… Read More
Elaine Ng is the Treasurer of SDEA committee and she holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Australia. She has 23 years of experience working with children and pre-school educators. She is the co-founder of arts education organisation The Learning Connections (TLC). A passionate… Read More
Khairul Nizam is the Secretary at SDEA and he currently heads the A Levels Theatre Studies & Drama (TSD) Elective Programme at Tampines Junior College. He has collaborated with several companies like TheatreWorks, Panggung Arts, Ageless Theatre, and Yellow Chair Productions. Read More
Choy Wai Wan
Choy Wai Wan is a committee member at SDEA and he is a Theatre Studies educator at Tampines Junior College. As a budding artist-educator, he looks forward to engaging with the community to develop himself, as a teacher, while contributing to the landscape of drama education. Read More
Nicholas Tan is a committee member at SDEA. He has a heart for children and youth, and has garnered more than a decade of experience in education. As a freelance trainer, he also works closely with, and trains underprivileged children in Singapore. Read More
Peggy Ferroa is a performance maker and applied theatre practitioner who works in community and educational settings. As a performance maker, she conceptualizes, writes and directs commissioned plays, musicals and multidisciplinary performances for private and government organizations. Her specialised areas of work in applied theatre are in arts integration for… Read More
Shahdon is a committee member at SDEA and he is interested in bringing the joy of learning through play and drama in the classroom. As an English and Science teacher in Tampines Primary School, he finds time and space for children to use drama to think, explore and create freely. Read More
Chia Wei Tan
Tan Chia Wei is a committee member at SDEA and he graduated with a Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology in Singapore Polytechnic. He hopes to explore and preserve the memories of the pioneer generation through theatre. He co-directed the community project ‘Stigma’ for Celebrate Drama! 2016 working with the… Read More