Pewan Chow was among the first cohort of graduates from the School of Dance, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). She was awarded a scholarship by the London Contemporary Dance School to pursue further study in choreography and performance in 1988. Upon her return to Hong Kong, she taught contemporary dance at the HKAPA from 1991 to 2007, during which she received a Master of Arts in Choreography from the Laban Centre, London in 2003.
As an independent choreographer and performer, Chow endeavours to contribute to the study, education and creation of dance at Passoverdance. Her choreographic works include Grey Area, In Search of Space in a Cramped City: A Moving Exhibition – Urban Bottling, Maze, Homecoming, Xin Xiang, Solo Act, Searchlight, and Execute I, II, II -- Accomplish. She received the Hong Kong Dance Awards in 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Production for Homecoming, and in 2013 for Outstanding Independent Dance Production for Maze. Chow is also the recipient of the Hong Kong Dance Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Youth and Community Dance for In Search of Space in a Cramped City: A Moving Exhibition – Urban Bottling in 2016, and Outstanding Dance Education for In Search of Motion in a Virtual City: Grey Area in 2018. Chow was awarded Artist of the Year (Dance) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council(HKADC) in 2017.
Professional Class and Youth class (Level 2) Tutor
Antoinette Mak graduated from the School of Dance of the HKAPA with a major in Contemporary Dance in 1988, and received the Outstanding Student Award in the same year. Formerly a member of CCDC and the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Mak has performed in productions by Helen Lai, Susan Deihim, Willy Tsao, Chiang Ching, and Lin Hwai-min. She has toured internationally to Mainland China, Japan, the Philippines, Europe, Canada and the US. Mak has collaborated with various local artists and arts groups, including Kung Chi- shing, Rosaline Newman, Aaron Wan, Theatre Fanatico, Three Colours, DanceArt Hong Kong, Manna Dance, and Open Daily. Mak is currently a part-time lecturer at the HKAPA.
Pandora Sin graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the HKAPA, majoring in Choreography. After graduation, she worked as a dance instructor for educational outreach programmes at the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) and Hong Kong Ballet. She has performed and collaborated with various local artists and dance companies. At Passoverdance, Sin works closely with the Artistic Director in programme planning and developing networks with artists, arts companies and organisations locally and overseas.
Open Class Tutor (Tuesday)
Born in Hong Kong, Sarah Lo Sze-long began her ballet training at the age of four, and later took up contemporary dance. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the HKAPA. While studying at the HKAPA, Lo was awarded several scholarships including The Disney Scholarship, the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts Scholarship, and the Carl Wolz Scholarship. In 2007, she received a scholarship to participate in the American Dance Festival in North Carolina in the US. In 2008, she was chosen by the World Dance Alliance to represent Hong Kong in an exchange programme at the Taipei International Dance Elite Academy (TAIPEIDEA). She has been a visiting lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2016. Lo is a registered ballet teacher of The Royal Academy of Dance (UK).
Open Class Tutor (Thursday)
Gabbie Chan Hiu-ling graduated from the HKAPA, majoring in Chinese Dance. While studying at the HKAPA, she was awarded several scholarships; she took part in the American Dance Festival in North Carolina in the US, in addition to exchange programmes and tours to Shanghai, Inner Mongolia and Malaysia. Chan was a dancer with the DanceArt Hong Kong between 2012 and 2014. She later joined Passoverdance and began creating choreographic works. Her works include Recycle-green which was presented in the i-Dance Festival (HK) in 2015, and The 16th Day which was debuted in the 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2016. Chan has performed in Germany, Bahrain, Korea, the US, and Mainland China.