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Led by Kaipo Schwab

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Kaipo Schwab is an actor, director and producer who has worked at The Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Pan Asian Rep and New York Theatre Workshop. In 2004 he directed part of ABC Television’s Cultural Diversity Showcase. His film and television credits include "The Royal Tenenbaums," "It Could Happen To You," "The Protector," "Law & Order," "New York Undercover," "Rescue Me," and "Cosby." He founded the Imua! Theatre and Film Company in 1994, where he produced and/or directed over 20 plays. He was nominated for best direction and editing for WHITE RABBIT, a short film submitted to the Asian American Film Lab’s 72-Hour Shootout. Mr. Schwab also teaches film acting technique, is a professional cinematographer and film editor, and the owner of 15 Minutes of Frame, a commercial video and film production company. 
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Led by
Movement Instructor Jen Yip,
Acting Instructor Ernest Abuba
and guest instructors



Jen Yip is an actor, writer, dancer and teacher, and has trained with some of the most renowned dance teachers in the world including Finis Jhung (ballet), Richard Pierlon (theater dance), Quenia Ribiero (samba) and Nelida Tirado (flamenco). Her choreography has been seen with Bally’s Fitness Dance Team, the Ms. Fitness USA national and world competitions, and regionally in numerous theater and dance productions. She has performed on Broadway in MISS SAIGON, in regional theatre in A CHORUS LINE and WEST SIDE STORY among others, in the film “Matrix Reloaded,” and with musical acts such as Donna Summer and New Kids on the Block. As a dance teacher, some of her former students have gone on to perform on Broadway in shows such as MAMMA MIA and with musical acts including Beyonce.
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Ernest Abuba is an actor, director, playwright and teacher. He has appeared on Broadway in PACIFIC OVERTURES, LOOSE ENDS, SHIMADA, ZOYA’S APARTMENT and THE KING AND I (national tour) and in many off-Broadway shows, including Pan Asian Rep’s YELLOW FEVER (Obie Award recipient) and the title role of the 1985 production of SHOGUN MACBETH. Film and TV credits include “12 Monkeys,” directed by Terry Gilliam, “King of New York,” “New York Undercover,” “The Bill Cosby Show,” “Counterstrike,” “Adderly,” “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.” He is the Resident Workshop Instructor for Pan Asian Rep’s Acting/Writing Lab Theatre and a theatre faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College, where he teaches the High School Intensive Creation and Invention Program. 
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