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.

Sophie Sharp

 

Sophie Shapr is originally from Mount Maunganui and an amazing young actress we are honoured to have as a tutor here at BOPAS. 
 
Sophie studied at the Actors Programme, and also with Kacie Stetson in her intensive acting programmes and has a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre and Sociology) from Victoria University. 
           
Sophie is a well recognised faces on our TV screens and we are delight to have her join us here at BOPAS!!     

 

Laughton Kora

 

 Laughton Kora (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Pūkeko) Laughton attended NZ Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School – and has a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts.

He featured on series two of Songs from the Inside, with Don McGlashan, Anika Moa and Annie Crummer, and starred in TVNZ’s drama series Coverband.

Laughton Kora has a passion for the performing arts that is both awe inspiring and deeply motivating.

We are beyond excited to have Laughton join us here at BOPAS – he’s a very busy man but he will be running our 9-13yr class and our adults class above.

Laughton is signed to Gail Cowan Management in Auckland.

 

Aidan O’Malley

Aidan O’Malley studied theatre at Otago University and graduated from the Actors‘ Program in 2019 with a mad passion to play and create.

Aidan has always enjoyed making people laugh, the first push towards acting was in 2011 when he was cast as Sancho Panza in our school production of Quixote. He walked out onto the stage and heard the audience laughing at his character’s jokes, he thought to himself; “I can dig this”.

He has also trained at The Actors Program in 2019 and resides in the BOP during his time off from being on Screen.