MEET THE TEACHING STAFF!

IXCHEL

LÓPEZ

Lead Teacher

Acting for Film/TV & Theatre I & II, Acting & Modeling I & II, Adult Acting, Adult Pro, Talent Inc.

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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. 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, VO campaigns, and commercials, including Hawaii 5-0, Bring It On 5: Fight to the Finish, Shirts vs. Skins, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaiian Airlines, and more. Ixchel recently walked for Clifford Campbell, Lani Lau, and Majun Okinawa in Hawaii Fashion Week, and for Keha Clothing in the MAMo Wearable Art Show. She is also a current face for HMSA and a part of Improv Hawaii's house team, Thoroughly Modern Biggie, where she performs improvised musicals and improv comedy sets. Miss Ixchel loves working with students of all ages and helping them push to find their best selves!

NAOMI

COOPER

Modeling I and II

Miss Naomi has over 20 years in the Modeling & Acting industry, starting with her first commercial photoshoot at age 11 in her hometown in Maui. At 13, she trained with SPM in a Modeling & Etiquette course, and from there, began receiving interest from photographers, agencies, casting directors and fashion brands. By 16, she was booking fashions shows for Ala Moana Mall, features in local magazines like Modern Luxury and Free Surf, as well as landing commercials for brands like Taco Bell and Coca Cola. Her acting work led to speaking roles in small films like “One Kine Day” and most recently appeared in Magnum PI. Now as a mother with three young children, she and her family have been booked for major commercial campaigns like Hilton Hawaiian Villages, Honda Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines and VRBO. Naomi’s expertise has lead to runway choreography and casting for local fashion brands like Manaola Hawaii and Valerie Joseph’s POSHd. She is also a member of the national SAG-Aftra Union and the Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Hawaii division.

MOKU

DURANT

Acting I

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. 

AUBREY

STALEY

Voice

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! 

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