姬素在菲律賓取得政治科學學士及碩士學位，以自己的方式持續關注移民、基層、兒童等群體，移居香港亦為她增添了更多與這些群體的聯繫。姬素十歲起已開始在舞台上演出，其舞台經驗啟發了姬素投身教育，融合她豐富的社區工作經驗及對藝術的喜愛。2015年，姬素共同創辦了Baumhaus Family Centres，將自己創意教育、適性發展教學等幼兒教育理念推廣給眾多兒童、家長及教育工作者。
Crisel Consunji is a Hong Kong-based professional actress, singer, and educator born and raised in Manila, the Philippines. Her recent project, the film “Still Human”, won her Best New Performer of Hong Kong Film Awards. Through the role of a caregiver who refuses to be constrained by her circumstances, Crisel aspires to break through stereotypes and encourage understanding between people across social and cultural groups.
Crisel dove into the theatre and became one of the youngest professional actors in Repertory Philippines when she was ten. As a child who grew up in the arts, she knew first hand of its value in shaping young minds. This led to her early education career.
Her move to Hong Kong also opened opportunities to connect with the community. Having completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science, she was equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to bring empowerment to overlooked segments of society. Determined to do it in her own unique way, she focused on groups that had always struck a chord in her – migrants, the underprivileged, and children.
Her career as an educator marries the rich experiences she gained in community work with her artistic inclination. Co-founded by Crisel in 2015, the Baumhaus Family Centres fosters a thriving community of parents, children, and educators who share her enthusiasm for creative and developmentally-appropriate approaches to Early Childhood Development.
She is concurrently completing another Master’s degree in Education, aspiring to address Hong Kong’s ever-growing demand for a balanced education. She also remains hands-on in leading workshops that guide parents and educators on practical applications of Baumhaus’ vision. Her commitment to the arts comes full circle as she takes an active role in inspiring the next generation, by leading Baumhaus’ musical playgroups and art sessions for children.