Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts

CULTURE DIVISION

Dr. Satnarine Balkaransingh

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Satnarine Balkaransingh, born in Trinidad, is a very skilled performing artist. He has directed over 60 stage and television productions, and scripted, choreographed and directed several dance-ballets.  He has performed in North and South America, UK, Asia and the Caribbean. Balkaransingh, is the co-founder (1977) and former Artistic Director of the Nrityanjali Theatre of Trinidad Read More

Raymond Choo Kong 

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Raymond Choo Kong is an award winning producer, director, and actor who has been changing the landscape of Trinidad’s theatre through comedy for the past 40 years. He has accomplished this through Raymond Choo Kong Productions, a well-established theatre production house, which he founded. Choo Kong has received a total of 18 Cacique Awards from Read More

Nancy Herrera

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Nancy Herrera is an accomplished dancer who has been involved in every facet of dance in Trinidad. She is assistant professor of Classical Ballet and Head of Dance at the Academy for the Performing Arts at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, and senior teacher at the Caribbean School of Dancing. Herrera is a co-founder Read More

Gillian Bishop

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Gillian Bishop is an accomplished jeweller and designer whose work is held in private collections all over the world in countries such as North America, Canada, England, and Australia. In 1989 she co-founded The Signature Collection, a company which sells precious one of a kind jewellery. Bishop has created costume designs for many performing arts Read More

Barbara Jenkins

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Barbara Jenkins is a multi-talented writer who has written material ranging from works of fiction to Health and Family Life Education textbooks for secondary schools. Her short stories have won numerous local, regional and international awards, and are published in anthologies and journals. Barbara has developed and facilitated programes in Business Writing and Communication for Read More

Dr. Suzanne Burke

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Dr. Suzanne Burke is a Lecturer in Cultural Studies attached to the Department of Literary, Communication and Cultural Studies, UWI, St. Augustine. She was formally trained in the areas of Psychology (B.A. – York University, Canada), Development Studies (M.A. Cum Laude – ISS, Netherlands), and Sociology (PhD – Essex University, UK). Her research focuses on Read More

Meiling

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Very few people in the Caribbean are automatically known by their first name and Meiling (Esau) is the tour de force behind the premier fashion house, not only in Trinidad but throughout the Caribbean and South America. Since 1983, Meiling has worked closely with Emmy Award-winning costume designer, Peter Minshall on his Carnival productions and Read More

Eintou Pearl Springer

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Eintou Pearl Springer is an internationally recognised poet, playwright, award winning actress and traditional storyteller. As a librarian, she conceptualised and developed the National Heritage Library of Trinidad and Tobago (NALIS) and retired as its first director. She is an Associate of the Library Association of Great Britain (1970) and holds an M. Phil from Read More

Felix Edinborough

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Felix has committed himself to delivering the best pierrot grenade there could ever be in the Caribbean region for the past 31 years. He has travelled to several countries in Europe and North America, representing Trinidad & Tobago at cultural festivals and educating people on the history of this Carnival character. It was while performing Read More

Wendell Manwarren

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Wendell Roger Manwarren is a singer, writer, producer, teacher, sound designer and director. Having been involved in the theatre and the performing arts for the past 30 years, Mr. Manwarren has had the opportunity to work with and learn from the very best Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean has to offer. Having cut his Read More

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