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.
Company Development Manager
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.
Shirley Lam is an arts administrator who has extensive experience in implementing performing arts projects locally and overseas. She has coordinated performance tours to Beijing, Nanjing, Xi’an, and Taiwan. Since 2017, Lam has been the Manager of Lo Tung Lo Percussion Group, and she organised the group’s performance in the outdoor concert of Hong Kong Week 2017 at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei. Prior to joining Passoverdance, she worked for the HKADC and Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble. She has also worked with various renowned local and overseas artists, including many national first-rank performers from Mainland China. She has collaborated with artists from different fields in promoting the performing arts, and served as a producer for various projects funded by the HKADC and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. In 2018, Lam obtained her Master of Arts in Cultural Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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.
Cally Yip graduated from the HKAPA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) with a major in Contemporary Dance in 2007. While studying at the HKAPA, she represented the Academy in performance tours to Perth, Paris, Berlin and Brussels, and she was awarded the Jackie Chan Charitable Scholarship and the Hong Kong Association of University Women Scholarship. After graduation, Yip has performed with or choreographed for various organisations including the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Passoverdance, E-Side Dance Company, Y-space, TNT Theatre, Theatre Ronin, The Only Stage, and Goodnews Communication International. She has performed in the con- certs of Aaron Kwok, Kelly Chen, and Leo Ku. An advocate of dance education, she has taught contemporary dance, jazz dance, children’s dance and choreography in various schools and organisations.
Elyse Lai Yi-ting graduated from the HKAPA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), majoring in Chinese Dance. While studying at the HKAPA, she was awarded several scholarships including the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship, Bloomberg Scholarship, Chinese Dance Faculty Scholarship, and the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts Scholarship. In 2001, Lai was awarded the Hongkong Bank Foundation Hong Kong - Mainland Exchange Scholarships, and offered an exchange opportunity at the Sichuan Dance Academy for dance and cultural training. Lai has been a lead performer in many large-scale dance works, and she has performed in Singapore, Paris, Vienna, Hawaii, and Brussels.
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.
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).