the Baumhaus Teachers
Our team knows that learning is most effective when it’s fun. At the same time, we make sure that our teachers are trained to understand the developmental aspects we support in your growing child. We combine activities based on early childhood development with the flair and passion of performing arts. As seasoned creative educators, many of us have been professional dancers, singers and performers. We bring that level of genuine dedication to all of our courses.
Our devotion to the children we work with is widely recognised and we have been a four-time recipient of Kindermusik International’s Maestro award for the top international program.
Head of Learning & Development
As a trained professional singer and creative educator, Crisel began her artistic journey as a child musical theatre performer at age 10. She then moved on to family entertainment and educational media, having been involved in multi-awarded stage, TV, and production projects for various companies in Asia. Her work has included being part of the pioneer Giftedness Instruction for Talent Development program in St. Paul School in the Philippines.
Not forgetting her love for music, she moved to Hong Kong in 2008 to open HK Disneyland’s High School Musical Live. She stayed on to be a staple lead vocalist, most remembered as “Bebe” the reporter-turned princess in “The Golden Mickeys.”
Having been immersed in the arts, Crisel understands a child’s need to express her/himself creatively, and grow in a supportive and musically-stimulating environment. Her teaching philosophy is simple – If we allow children to feel their best and be their best, we’re empowering a new generation of creative, capable and artistic individuals!
Crisel has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University, because building strong communities is just as important to her as nurturing creative children. She is also currently serving as Kindermusik International’s Area Developer in Hong Kong, and loves knowing that for every song she sings, a child grows in his love for music each day!
Miro is a seasoned performer, having entertained audiences for more than 20 years as an actor, dancer, singer and voice talent. While his background is in the Behavioral Sciences, his passion is in the arts-- If he breaks out into a pirouette mid-class, or a vocal aria, because he is trained in ballet as well as choir singing!
What families are quick to notice is that Teacher Miro has the uncanny ability to mimic voices. As a professional actor, his voice is behind many cartoons and commercials dubbed in Asia, and for 10 years lent his voice to one of the beloved characters in the Hong Kong Disneyland Park. It was in the latter that he discovered his magic with families, as he interacted with children, and engaged even adults in stories of make-believe and fun.
After running his own Kindermusik program in Tung Chung for a year, Miro joined Baumhaus in late 2015. He has led a number of events for Baumhaus since, including Musical Parenting, The Grow Your Garden Project, Drama and Storytelling Workshops across Hong Kong. He truly believes in Baumhaus’ core beliefs; Build, Nurture and Grow our children. With Miro’s mirth and ability to connect with families, he brings out the developmental values of raising children in the arts.
Learning & Development Coordinator
Bea’s first love was Musical Theatre. She ventured into the professional theatre world at age 8, when she appeared as Little Cosette and Little Eponine in Repertory Philippines’ Les Miserables in 1993. She has never left the stage since.
Having graduated with a Communications degree from Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines, Bea decided to pursue her passion. She went into professional theatre after College and starred in numerous stage productions and films since. She has also taught Musical Theatre to children and teens while still based in Manila. This was her first venture into teaching, and this is what helped her discover her love for it.
Bea is now focused on being a Senior Teacher at Baumhaus. For 2 years now, she has been teaching Kindermusik and Dramalab to children, not to mention, enjoying every minute of it! She currently also handles Baumhaus's social media and assists in special events. She is thrilled to be spending her second year with the team, and looks forward to many more special and exciting moments ahead!
With a wide repertoire of stage and screen productions, as well as her recent experience in teaching, Bea has been bringing to children in Baumhaus the passion and discipline of a performing artist, and the love and compassion of a teacher. Her experience in both the stage and classroom has helped her develop a special way of giving a unique classroom experience to her students!
Vanessa is originally from Germany and comes with a background in Speech Therapy. Her love for kids led her to work in a private practice where she worked with children and advised parents about their linguistic development. She quickly rose through the ranks and became a Team Manager where she focused on organising, coordinating and structuring the entire team.
Music has had a huge impact in her life since her earliest childhood. When she was 3 years old, she attended Preschool Musical classes and has loved music ever since. At the age of 6 she learned to play the flute and has been playing the violoncello at the age of 10. She was a Member of the Nuremberg choir for more than 15 years and has trained with professional voice training during this time
In search of new professional challenges and a chance to introduce her experiences in the fascinating World City of Hong Kong, Vanessa became aware of Baumhaus. Our philosophy and our unique concept inspired her to join the Team. From the very first day working at Baumhaus, Vanessa has felt completely settled in Hong Kong and is so happy to finally be a part of the Teachers Team.
She likes to spend her spare time with sporting activities like doing yoga or in nature to explore the wonderful beaches and green hill area of Hong Kong. Her favourite occupation, however, is to spend her time in the classroom with the children!
Wan Chai Centre Manager
Our Newest Baumhaus Teacher
Violet’s introduction to the performing arts was in Hong Kong Disneyland. At the age of 19, she worked full time as an Operations Host and Guest Relations Cast Member. For five years she helped make a magical experience for each and every guest in the park, honing her communication skills in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She’s dealt with numerous guest conflicts as well. Her calm and efficient manner under pressure did not go unnoticed. She quickly rose to be an Operations Trainer where she helped set up Guides and Flows manuals.
Meanwhile, she met numerous performers and artists at Disney’s back-of-house. She has always been musically inclined and her love for singing took off. There she also met Miro and they have been singing and strumming to ukulele tunes during their breaks from work ever since!
Violet has always enjoyed teaching. Working at a young age, Violet started by tutoring her younger schoolmates, helping them with their homework and preparing for exams. She immensely enjoyed being a Trainer in Disney. She loved being able to train them with the right tools to perform their duties. The best thing about teaching to her is that you can inspire others and at the same time draw inspiration from as well.
After visiting Baumhaus upon Teacher Miro’s invitation, she’s been inspired by the warm, welcome environment, the fun musical classes and the harmony of the whole space. She applied to join our team early this Summer and we’ve fallen in love with her since. We know you and your child will too… She can’t wait to share her voice and ukulele jams with all of you!