Hong Kong Young Artists Academy

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HKYAA's Artist in Residency Program is designed to place trained, knowledgeable and practicing artists into community settings where they can share the benefits of the creative process with participants over an extended period of time. Our Resident Artists focus on unlocking each individual student’s creative artist within. Their mission is to inspire artistic creativity and illuminate the connections among people, ideas and language through engaging young artists in quality arts education experiences. Whether exploring the relationship of the arts to language or culture, or deepening a skill in an art form, our Resident Artists have been extremely successful in encouraging: 

1. Creativity                              4. Language Awareness

2. Craftsmanship                     5. Collaboration

3. Cultural Awareness             6. Celebration


Our Resident Artists can be depended upon to spark creativity and engage students in the creative process, deepening learning as they create or perform collaboratively.

Ricky and Sadie are on a mission to nurture talent, improve the quality of students' spoken word and inspire young people to improve their English through a range of visual arts and performing arts opportunities, including Speech, Acting, Musical Theatre, Collaborative Visual Art Projects, TV and Radio Presenting, Creative Writing, Poetry, Improv, Filmmaking and Contemporary Dance. 



Meet the Artist: Enrique Sadiosa (Ricky)

Ricky Sadiosa discovered his musical talents in classical guitar, piano, percussion and voice at the early age of eight. He competed and won several awards in local and national competitions for his musical performances and musical compositions in the Philippines. While studying music with Mrs. Amelita de la Paz-Zaens, a renowneed chorister and pianist, Ricky won an award at the National Music Competition For Young Artists in classical guitar.

He joined and performed several concerts and tours all over the country, specializing in Show Choir Singing and in Musical Theatre Groups. He won two First Place Awards at the renowned Bicol Music Festival and accepted an invitation to participate in the Malaysian Golden Kite Festival in Kuala Lumpur.

Ricky is a passionate choral scholar with eclectic musical tastes and experience. He has been the Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Show Choir since its establishment in 2005. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association. Ricky is also a popular radio host and DJ at the Commericial Radio AM864 radio station in Hong Kong. He loves playing music and is a highly skilled and passionate photographer. 




Meet the Artist: Sadie kaye


Sadie was a Resident Artist for HKYAA. A children’s TV presenter on TVB, Disney Channel and ITV in Europe and Hong Kong, she co-wrote and performed in various comedy series for Channel 4, MTV, Comedy Central and BBC Three, including The Bottom LineStripped Off and Sack The Writer. She appeared in films West of Thunder and FLIM The Movie. She performed on the London stage in Joey & Gina's Wedding. She played the title role in Summerhill TV's Miss Adventure, broadcast on Comedy Central after becoming Funny or Die’s Highest Rated Video - All Time. She writes and performs regularly as ‘Miss Adventure’ on RTHK.

Sadie's children’s book The Wishing Machine was published in 2014. She's produced and presented documentaries for Channel 4 (UK), Sky and Discovery. Her documentary Bipolar Express was Highly Commended for a 2015 Association For International Broadcasting Award in the Creative Feature category. She's an ambassador for charities The Prince's Trust, Child Builder and Art Saves Lives.





How to be a resident Artist

Please send your CV and recent picture to info@hk-yaa.org, our staff will contact you for further arrangement.











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