Tanya Horo

Tanya Horo is a celebrated artist with over 25 years of experience performing as an actor, singer and writer.

From her years of involvement in the creative industries of New Zealand, Australia and the United States, Tanya has an intimate understanding of how the entertainment business works.

Tanya is very excited about developing and representing the wealth of talent in New Zealand. She and her team are committed to sharing their knowledge, skills, experience and nurturing local talent to achieve success in New Zealand and Internationally.

“Tanya is amazing and does a brilliant job with the class.  When we started 18 months my son wasn’t in the best space and was cautious about trying something new.  Tanya was so friendly and welcoming and the classes were so much fun that he was soon hooked!  Tanya works hard to build a culture of encouragement and respect in the class, and is so supportive of each child as they try something new or step out to play a particular part. Her wealth of experience and huge heart make the class a safe and exciting space to learn in. He has grown so much and best of all, he has his spark back! I can’t recommend Tanya or this class enough.” – Emma, Mum

Sabrina Harms

Sabrina Harms is a United States trained actor and writer.  She received a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University, and trained in voice and movement at the Roy Hart Center in Thorais, France. She has a particular love for Shakespeare, studied with the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and has a wealth of experience with classical text. She loves sharing the skills she has learned and helping young artists find their voice and hone their craft. 

 Before coming home to New Zealand Sabrina worked in film, theatre, and voiceover in both Chicago and Los Angeles. She has done extensive work with the Society of American Fight Directors and is experienced in combat on the stage and screen.   

When not on a shoot or in a production, she works as a writer and producer.  Her years in Chicago and study of art from all parts of the world have given her a passion for exploring new techniques and helping others innovate to create something truly unique and powerful.

Aaron Mayes

Aaron grew up in Canterbury where he found his love for acting in his late teens performing in a high school performance of Grease.
He then went on to gain a Bachelor of Arts majoring in theatre studies at the University of Otago. Aaron acted in and directed numerous shows while in Dunedin including the Otago University Capping show. 
After graduating Aaron spent two years on a theatre tour travelling New Zealand, and then moved to Singapore for four years where he worked as an acting teacher, head of LAMDA tutoring, and a member of the board of directors at a large and successful performing arts school. 
Aaron is back in New Zealand for good now, and is very excited to have the opportunity to teach and share his passion for the performing arts again here with us at BOPAS.