SRA Team of tutors

Samala Robinson, Founder & CEO

Samala Robinson, founder and CEO of the Samala Robinson Academy

A passion for helping women from all walks of life look and feel beautiful is what inspires Samala Robinson. It is a passion that led Samala to train as a professional makeup artist internationally from Sydney to New York. Read more…


Theresa Henry, Head Tutor

SRA's head tutor

Theresa is one of SRA’s most experienced educators, being a fully qualified adult trainer. She has been with us since 2008 and is passionate about helping students become the best they can be. Read more…


Leslie Jota, Guest Educator & Tutor

an occasional guest tutor

Leslie is a very experienced SRA tutor having worked in makeup for 15 years. Leslie is nowadays one of our occasional guest tutors.  Read more…


Donna Rae, Educator & Tutor

our leading performacne tutor who teaches makeup for Film, TV and theatre

Donna has been a professional makeup artist for over four years and has been a tutor at SRA since 2014. She teaches the Performance and Special Effects component of our full-time courses and has a passion for creating looks for theatre performances. Read more…


Gee Pikinga, Educator & Tutor

our leading fashion makeup tutor

Gee is a highly qualified and experienced makeup artist (and hairdresser). Having successfully taught the Fashion component of our part-time classes for some time with great flair, Gee now teaches both our full-time and part-time classes in Fashion. Read more…

 


Chantelle Emirali, Educator & Tutor

SRA's Beauty tutor

Chantelle has over a decade of experience in the industry with a background in face painting, body painting and cosmetic retail with major brands. She has a passion for education, and like all out tutors keeps current with latests trends via her own freelance business specialising in Bridal and Glamour. Chantelle teaches the Beauty component of our full-time courses.  Read more…

 


Nikki Milina, Educator & Tutor

one of SRA's highly experienced Performance tutors who treaches makeup for Film, TV and theatre

Nikki is a very experienced Film & TV makeup artist, having worked on many high profile movies. She is also a qualified hairdresser, and like all our tutors also has her own freelance business. Nikki is the Performance & Special Effects tutor to our part time classes.   Read more…

 


Matilda Stävenborg, Educator & Tutor

one of SRA's vesatile tutors who teaches makeup for Beauty, Fashion and Fil, TV and theatre

Hailing from Sweden originally, Matilda has a rich and varied background in Europe and NZ working on a myriad of movies, documentaries, TV series and short films in the hair and makeup departments. She also taught makeup to young adults in Sweden, and holds qualifications in mentoring young people, and in Hair and Makeup Artistry. Like all our tutors Matilda also has her own freelance business. Matilda is currently the Beauty tutor to our part time classes.   Read more…


 Lisette Cross, Educator & Tutor

 one of SRA's most highly experienced tutors

Lisette worked with Samala at TV3 some years ago. Since then she has worked in most areas of the industry, and is now keen to pass on all the skills that she has learned to the current generation of aspiring makeup artists - our students.   Read more…