Diversity Arts Series

The annual Diversity Arts Series was launched in 2012, bringing a selection of acclaimed external educational practitioners into our classrooms. Over the years we have worked together and hosted a wide array of professionals from Oscar-nominated Disney animator to world renowned music producers and composers, theatre companies and poets. No matter which artform they represent, each workshop is tailor made and customised for the students’ own needs to ensure the very best learning experience.

A selection of our partners:

Aaron Blaise

Aaron Blaise is an animation feature film director and wildlife artist. He has worked as an animator, director and been doing concept art for over 27 years of which 21 years were spent with Walt Disney Feature Animation. At Disney he helped to make some of the greatest films ever made including "The Lion King", "Aladdin", "Pocahontas" & more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

Read more about his workshops with our schools here.

Chiya Amos

Singapore-born Chiya Amos is Music Director of the Kitezh Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Regular Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky North Ossetia-Alania Opera and Ballet Theatre since the 2021/2022 season. He was the first foreign conductor to open the 80th anniversary of the Lkhasaran Linkhovoin Opera Festival in Russia.

Dedicated to cultural creation, the environment, and the revitalization of rural communities, he was appointed to the International Council of Environmental Law as a Representative (Music and Culture) in 2021, becoming the first musician to join the highest council for environmental jurists.

Damian Siqueiros

Damian Siqueiros is a Montreal based artivist, photographer and designer. Damian has created more than 60 exhibitions nationally and internationally, notably in Washington D.C., at the Art Museum of the Americas, Miami, at the Frist Museum in Mexico, South Korea at the MMCA Goyang Residency, Toronto, Montreal, in New York at Tambaran Gallery, and at the Carrousel du Louvre for FotoFever.

Siqueiros' current project, Terra Sapiens, focuses on the representation of positive futures through art and in collaboration with scientific researchers. The project tackles issues related to social inequality, human and planetary health as interrelated. 

One of his offerings with our schools, the "Artistic photography: Creation for impact workshop" takes a holistic approach to learning and experiencing creative processes that engage directly with the social and environmental challenges of our time. Damian aims for students to expand their potential as artists and as global citizens.

Read more about his workshops with our schools here.

David Greenberg

David Greenberg is an American author famous for his award-wining children's poetry books. He frequently lectures around the world on writing instruction and delivers entertaining poetry assemblies to highlight the joys of writing for young students. In addition, Mr. Greenberg delivers civil rights assemblies that grip the listener focusing on American history, specifically the racial attitudes in the Unites States at the end of the Civil War and the role Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in it as Mr. Greenberg's father was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s lawyer. 

Read more about his workshops with our schools here.

Frantic Assembly

Frantic Assembly is an internationally renowned, UK based theatre company. Celebrated for its accessible and collaborative approach, Frantic Assembly has created award-winning work of breath-taking physical dynamism and emotional eloquence. The Frantic method of devising liberates creative potential and builds confidence in performers, students and teachers. These methods of devising and physicality are taught widely in Drama schools, colleges and universities. Frantic Assembly's dynamic practical training workshops are delivered to students, teachers and artists across the world. 

Read more about their workshops with our schools here.


Founded in 2001, Gecko is an award winning, internationally acclaimed physical theatre company, led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav. With an expanding ensemble of international performers and makers, Gecko creates work through collaboration, experimentation and play. Its work is global. The Company tours nationally and internationally, developing strong partnerships around the world. Beyond the stage, Gecko aspires to open the doors on their process via every possible avenue, be it digital, in schools or through one-to-one relationships with their audience.

Read more about their workshops with our schools here.

Mark Grist

Mark Grist is a multi-award-winning poet, rapper & storyteller at the top of his game. He's gained 2 International Webby Awards, over 40 million views online for his poetry & rap videos & he recently starred in Redbull TV’s ‘Mark Grist Battles the World’.

Mark's interactive writing workshops encourage risk-taking and teach students how to connect with their audience – both on the stage and face-to-face. Whether you want to write a successful poem, rap or any kind of speech that inspires others, you need to be able to connect.

Read more about his workshops with our schools here.

Paul Jarman

Paul Jarman is a widely acclaimed Australian composer, performer, musical director, conductor and educator. His music has inspired singers and audiences around the world. As a cultural ambassador he has performed extensively throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, North America and the Pacific in over 40 countries with theatre productions, dance ensembles, Aboriginal-Anglo Celtic performance groups, choirs and orchestras; in festivals, special events, schools and towns as a conductor and musical director, and a member of Australia’s first ‘world music’ ensemble Sirocco since 1996 representing Australia in Pakistan, India, Taiwan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Musica Viva. He has also performed on many Australian feature films and television series and composed the music to award winning adventure documentaries by renowned cinematographer Mike Dillon, including ‘Ocean to Sky’, a film to honour the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary in 2019.

Read more about his workshops with our schools here.

Red Leap Theatre

Formed in 2008, Red Leap Theatre is based in New Zealand. Crossing the forms of physical theatre, imagery, and storytelling, with a strong belief in playful discovery, Red Leap ignites the power of imagination. They build strong ensembles of performers for each new show, which drive and are embedded within Red Leap’s extensive Education Programme, inspiring young minds to discover their own limitless creative potential.

Read more about their workshops with our schools here.

Roo Pigott

Roo Pigott brings a wealth of experience and knowledge into the classrooms of Dulwich Schools, that can turn hobbies into careers. He founded Songwork International, a songwriting and music production school, working across South East Asia, which is the first step for many students onto a career path in the music industry. His latest company Prolific Songs already has millions of sales, and double platinum hit songs, and a team with a history of over 30 Top 10 international hit songs.

Read more about his workshops with our schools here.

Splendid Productions

Splendid Productions are a theatre and education company.

They create challenging, entertaining and engaging theatre for young audiences, and provide expert training in all areas of drama practice and theory. They believe theatre is an empowering and enabling force that is available to everyone: all you need is a story, a body and a space to be heard.

The Finger Players

The Finger Players is one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies, best known for inventively fusing puppetry elements into its visually-arresting productions, and its strong advocacy of puppetry. Founded in 1999, The Finger Players strives to be a centre of research and development for the creation and performance of puppetry in Singapore. In 2019, The Finger Players became the first arts collective in Singapore to operate on a rotating artistic director model, with each Artistic Director helming the fort for a stipulated tenure.

The Paper Birds

The Paper Birds are experienced, award-winning, prolific theatre makers, leaders in the fields of verbatim and devised theatre. They are artists, investigators, entrepreneurs, and educators who pride themselves on taking complex socio-political subjects and making them accessible.

Their creative practice has been honed over many years of experience. The Paper Birds' significant contribution to contemporary theatre practice is recognized and studied in schools and colleges as part of GCSE and A Level Drama Devising Theatre Components.

University of Auckland Dance School

The Dance Studio programme at the University of Auckland is highly regarded internationally as a centre of research and practice. Students work with leading professionals to advance their choreographic and performance techniques, broaden their understanding of dance history and the place of dance in contemporary culture, and gain the skills to pursue a sustainable career in a diverse range of dance-related fields.

Read more about their workshops with our schools here.

Warren Lee

Since his televised début with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of six, Warren Lee embarked on a lifelong career in music, both on and off the stage.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Yale School of Music with the highest honours, Warren was the first-prize winner of the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the Grand Prix Ivo Pogorelich.

As an educator off the stage, Warren is currently the Music Director of St. Paul’s Coeducational College and Primary School. Under his leadership, the school became an All-Steinway School in 2013 and was awarded the Cultural Leadership Citation by the Yale University School of Music in 2016. He is also co-currently a guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music EOS Orchestra Academy, the Hong Kong Representative of Royal Academy of Music, as well as an adjunct faculty and visiting artist in various institutions in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Read more about his workshops with our schools here.

Yuyin Society

Yuyin Society was established in 2015 by Wang Peiyu, the famous Peking Opera Actor. In 2018, Yuyin Society built up the R&D team with more than 40 experts in Peking Opera, who spent 9 months compiling and publishing the first Peking Opera focused textbook for teenagers nationwide. Since its founding, Yuyin Society has introduced the beauty, art and rich history of Peking Opeara to thousands of students from dozens of schools all over China. 

Read more about their workshops with our schools here.

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