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MEET THE TEACHING STAFF!

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Miss Ixchel is an actor, dancer, singer, director, choreographer, and model, having worked in Hawaii, the West Coast, and the Southeast. A teaching artist, she recently traveled to the Springer Opera House in Georgia to direct and choreograph an immersive production of The Jungle Book. Her students have gone on to programs at the New York Film Academy, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Cornell University, and other institutions in the US and beyond. Onstage, Ixchel originated the role of Marie in Hello, My Baby! and appeared in various productions throughout the US. Favorite credits include: Miss Saigon (Gigi), Damn Yankees (Lola), In the Heights (Daniela), and The Rocky Horror Show (Magenta). On camera, she has appeared in various films and commercials, including Bring It On 5: Fight to the Finish, Shirts vs. Skins, Wii Cheer, Nissan Cube, and the currently running Hawaiian Telcom and Hawaiian Airlines ads. She is also a current face for HMSA and a part of ImprovHI's Test Kitchen Team, The Mixed Plate Breakfast Club. Miss Ixchel loves working with students of all ages and helping them push to find their best selves!

Lead Teacher

Theatre II, Acting I and II, Adult Acting, Adult Pro

IXCHEL SAMANIEGO

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Dancer-turned-model, Mr. Carlo set out to break barriers in the industry and has done so in Hawaii, New York, and Los Angeles. He is a Susan Page Modeling alumni and living proof that even as a shorter model from a small town on O'ahu, hard work makes your dreams come true! He hopes to bring this message to his students that perseverance and passion go a long way in this industry. In New York, he shot for the official Blur app with Matt Hayek and worked with renowned photographer, Natalia Wajda. He has appeared in various campaigns, photo shoots, and worked on Spiderman: Far From Home.

Modeling I and II, Adult Pro

CARLO

FAJOTA

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Miss Brooke is an O‘ahu born and raised actress, singer, model, and entrepreneur. She received a BA in Music Performance at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is a two-time Po‘okela Award winning actress whose entertainment career has taken her to Florida, New York City, the U.K. and more. She is passionate about arts education and its positive effect on youth development. She won the Miss Chinatown Hawai‘i 2019 crown and went on to place 2nd-Runner Up at the 2019 Miss Hawai‘i Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant. She is a Susan Page Modeling alumni has worked on various fashion shows, photo shoots, and more- most recently as the Cover Model for This Week Kauai Magazine in Summer 2019. You can learn more about her arts for the youth advocacy online at www.artandsoulonline.org. 

Modeling II, Teen Self-Development

BROOKE LYNNE

ALCURAN

Mr. Moku currently works in the theatre department at Kamehameha School and has worked on countless shows as a musical director over the past 6 years, most recently working on Into the Woods, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Little Shop of Horrors. Onstage, he was last seen as “Piragüero” in The Leeward Theatre’s production of In the Heights. Prior to that, he has appeared in Newsies, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and many more. As for the screen, Moku was last seen in the most recent ad campaign for Hawaiian Telcom, as well as Hawaiian Airlines and American Savings Bank. He also had a co-star appearance in season 9 of Hawaii Five-0. 

Acting I, Theatre I and II

MOKU

DURANT

Born in Europe, Miss Melani has been involved in music, acting, and modeling since childhood. She has modeled for Ari South, Iolani Fashions, Anne Namba, and will be walking the runway for POSHd later this year. A classically trained pianist and singer, Miss Melani has performed on stages around the world from Scotland to Hawaii, and her passion for the arts is present in everything she does. Her stage credits include lead roles in The Addams Family, In the Heights, Allegiance, and Princess and the Iso Peanut. In 2018, Melani was also crowned the 66th Cherry Blossom Queen and is a graduate of the Susan Page Self Development course, circa 2004!   

Modeling I, Teen Self-Development

MELANI

CARRIE

Miss Aubrey studied Bel Canto singing technique for 10 years with Neva Rego and Betty Grierson in Hawaii before moving on to study under Kurt Robinson in New York City. Aubrey has performed on almost every stage in Hawaii and is a Po’okela Award Recipient for Best Leading Female in a Musical. She has been on the Arts Faculty at UCLA, Kaiser High School, Kapolei High School, and Ballet Hawaii. As a vocalist, Aubrey has been seen onstage alongside many notable Broadway and mainstream artists, including Bruno Mars and Christopher Jackson. She has worked in all aspects of the entertainment industry both behind the scenes and onstage/on camera in Los Angeles, New York, and North Carolina. She is thrilled to be part of the Susan Page Modeling Faculty and is excited to see the program grow! 

Voice

AUBREY

STALEY

Monica began her career in 1997 in her home town of Los Angeles, California. She trained with Elite 

Educators at the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy, and was an educator herself at one of the top 

cosmetology schools in the country, Paul Mitchell. She worked alongside Joe Randazzo, Educator and 

Art Director for Vidal Sassoon, at Marie Claire Magazine's pick for Best Salon, J Salon. She has styled the likes of Candace Cameron, Terri Seymour, Playboy Playmate of the Year Jayde Nicole, Aliona Kavanaghfrom Strictly Come Dancing LIVE and Dancing With the Stars, and KITV News Anchor Lindsey 

Fukano. With over 15 years of experience, Monica's knowledge and experience are reflected in the high 

quality of her hairstyling, make-up, and color artistry in contemporary, classic, and avant-garde styles. She's thrilled to share this information with her students!

Hair and Makeup Artistry

MONICA

ERLENBACH