Gurjeet Singh

Associate Director, Arts & Media

Md Shafei Seri

Senior Technical Manager

Shafei leads, plans, directs, and operates technical procedures in our newly built Performance Hall and Black Box Theatre and all other arts spaces. Before this, he worked at the Esplanade Company as a Production Coordinator. In his free time, he is also a member of a Malay Theatre Company, Teater Kami, which produces various genres of Malay drama.

Md Farhan Abu Bakar

Staging Manager

Trained in mechanical engineering, Farhan is an expert in designing and construction. Since 2008, he worked at NUS Yong Siew Toh. There he managed risers at the concert hall, coordinated the performance space and operated lighting and sound.

He moved to the Esplanade as a staging technician, and supervised large-scale international shows, as well as rigged up the stage and hoists for Bay Beats from ground up. He led carpentry work, metal work, and was the fly man who operated the fly systems and ensured control and safety during the work. He also did staging for Takizawa Kabuki, a Japanese theatre production held at the Marina Bay Sands Theatres.

As a staging manager at Yale-NUS, he manages the crew, fabricate sets for the students, and acts as an advisor and consultant to anyone who needs help not only in designing and building of sets for productions, he also assists faculty and students in making items whether for projects or for class use.

Nabila Abu Talib

Executive, Arts Programmes

Hailing from an arts background specialising in drama and applied theatre, Nabila has done everything from scripting, to producing, to stage management, directing and acting on stage. Trained at Singapore Polytechnic and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she practiced theatre in various community settings in Singapore, London, Johannesburg and Gurgaon (India). While for her MPhil at the University of Cambridge, she studied the thinkings behind using applied theatre as an educative medium.

In Yale-NUS, she takes on many hats of which one is as an executive overseeing the management of the arts spaces. She also develops arts programmes outside of curriculum, and acts as an arts consultant to any arts groups who seek help in planning, producing and executing arts projects on campus.

Khairul Kasmat

Specialist Associate (Sound Technician)

Lutfi Salleh

Specialist Associate (Lighting Technician)

Niki Koh

Audio-Visual Associate

Skilled in graphic and digital design, Niki worked as a graphic designer and arts administrator at Republic Polytechnic’s TRCC (The Republic Cultural Centre), and as a visual merchandiser at Converse. Also an avid music lover, he is the drummer of local alternative rock band, Bear Culture. As Audio-Visual Associate, he handles any design, music-related or digital media assignments, and administers operations of both Fabrication Studios and the Jamming Studio.

Neil Chan

Dean’s Fellow

Neil graduated from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM), National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Recording Arts and Science. As a Dean’s Fellow at Yale-NUS College, Neil serves as a guide, mentor, and advisor for the student body. He also works closely with Arts to organise music events and develop the level of musicianship on campus.

Neil is also an acoustic guitarist, vocalist, audio engineer, and mridangist. He uses his skill sets to engage with the students, seeking to develop the awareness and practice of musical cultures from all around the globe. As a soloist, he performs frequently around Singapore, including at the President’s Star Charity and Mosaic Music Festival.

Technical Theatre Staff

Our technical theatre staff are highly trained in sound, light and stage management. They have worked on large-scale productions at Singapore’s most reputable arts spaces such as the Esplanade, Singapore Art Museum, Victoria Theatre, The Arts House and Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. In Yale-NUS, they assist Shafei and act as stage operators and school advisors on the usage of stage equipments.

Photo Credit: Bozy Lu

President, Yale-NUS Photography Club
Class of 2018