PACK's Staff & Board

Teachers, Designers & Directors

Rachelle Amparo Artistic Director, Stage Director, and KHS Drama Instructor

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Rachelle Amparo performed throughout high school and college while pursuing her career in teaching theatre.  She grew up in Hawaii and attended UH Manoa, where she earned her Bachelor of Education degree in 1996 and Master of Arts Youth Theatre Degree in 2000.  She is a Hawaii state certified and licensed Drama and Theatre teacher and has been teaching in the DOE school system since 1997. She created and developed the theatre program at Kapolei High School as well as co-created PACK in 2005. Since then has directed and co-directed over 30 musicals, Shakespeare plays, competitions and traveling shows. 

Layton Elika Santos Vocal director & Instructor

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Born and Raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, Elika is the owner of LES Studios, where for 9 years he has taught vocal performance to students of all ages.  Elika also volunteers his time to PACKids as their vocal director and instructor, and he is PACK's in-house  vocal director for all PACK shows. A talented soloist and entertainer in his own right, Elika can be found aboard the Holland America Cruise lines, where he performs his solo shows around the world.

Patrick Block PACKids Improv Coach & ETP Director

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Patrick Block worked as an actor in New York City and the surrounding area for 13 years. He studied theatre/improv at Principia College, the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in NYC, and the Upright Citizen's Brigade. He currently teaches improv acting for PACKids, runs the "Yes! And..." summer improv workshop for teens, and is the director for PACK's Educational Theatre Program.

Shiloh Qalo  PACK Shows Costume Designer

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Shiloh Qalo, a graduate from Honolulu Community College’s Fashion Technology Program. She is a Fashion and Costume Designer who started sewing at the age of 12. With a passion for creating and constructing using all sorts of materials, she found her calling when she joined musical theatre. With the Performing Arts Center of Kapolei, she was able to sing, dance, act, and even learn what goes on backstage. Meagan Olson, the costume designer at PACK, saw her desire to learn and taught her to construct costumes. This is where her journey began. She has then since gone on to graduate from HCC, work along side of Kini Zamora, and even start her own clothing company called Clothed In Mercy™. She currently works as the costume designer at the Performing Arts Center of Kapolei as well as some freelance sewing in between.

@clothed_in_mercy_

Leslea White Choreographer and KHS Dance Teacher

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Ms Leslea White owns Xpress LLC, offering dance classes from Keiki to professional. At Kapolei High School she currently teaches Creative Dance and Choreographs for Musical Theater. Teaching and Choreographing for PACK provides her further opportunity to raise a standard of excellence on the west side through integrity, expression, and a variety of performance dance styles. 

Move and Be Moved!.

XPRESS DANCE 


Board of Directors

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Lisa Cain - President & PACK Intake Coordinator

Alyssa Santos - Secretary

Dari Jao - Co-Treasurer  

Shanel Nishimura - Co-Treasurer 

Gloria Aquino - Board Member & PACKids Keiki Coordinator 

Rachelle Amparo - Board Member & PACK Artistic Director

Colleen Fujioka - Board Member

Board members believe in PACK's mission and are willing to be active not only in the governance roles, but in PACK's day-to-day operations.  Board members are individuals whose experience and involvement in the community are an asset to the organization. If you are interested in being part of the Board of Directors, please submit your name via email to PACK your may use the link below.

Thank you,

PACK Board of Directors 

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