Lou Wei is the Chairman of Shanghai Theatre Academy, and Chairman of STA Administration Committee. Previously he served as Director of Students' Office in Shanghai University, Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai University, and Vice Chairman and Vice President of Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. His other posts include Secretary-General of Asia Competition of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, Chairman of Organizing Committee of Asia Simulation Conference. His major books are Entering University, Transient Core Population, Thinking on Cultivating Outstanding University Students, etc. His visual art works include: Soil, Dancing, etc.
Han Sheng is the President and a professor at Shanghai Theatre Academy. In 1988, he received his master degree from the Stage Design Department of Shanghai Theatre Academy and later successively held the posts of Deputy Director and Director of the Stage Department of the Academy. In December 2004, Han Sheng served as Vice President of Shanghai Theatre Academy and since September 2009, he has acted as President of Shanghai Theatre Academy.
Long engaged in stage design and teaching, Han is famous for his design works, including modern drama Great Bridge, Shaoxing Opera Family and The Butterfly Dream, Jiangxi Opera Peony Pavilion, film Warrior Lanling, and large-scale scenic opera Aida. He was invited to work as the stage designer of the modern drama Jesus, Confucius and Lennon in Toronto, Canada In 1988 and to design modern drama Soul in Singapore in 1989. He used to be the general designer for the APEC theatrical performances in 2001 and a designer for the Beijing Olympic opening ceremony in 2008. Besides, he has published two monographs, Creation and Expression of Stage Design and Digital Art and Performance Creation. Han has been awarded the 2nd and 4th Wenhua Stage Design Prizes, the Gold Lion Prize for modern drama stage design, the excellent Design Prize of the 2nd China Stage Arts Exhibition, Bao Steel Art Prize, Bao Steel Prize for Excellent Teachers, National Second Prize for Teaching Achievements, Shanghai First Prize for Teaching Achievements, and Excellent Work Prize in Beijing Olympics. He has also won such honorary titles as Excellent Expert of the Ministry of Culture, Shanghai Dawn Scholar and Shanghai Leading Talent, enjoying the special allowance rewarded by the State Council. Han Sheng assumes currently such posts as Vice President of China Stage Art Association, Vice President of the Research Association of Modern Drama in China, President of Shanghai Stage Art Association, Vice President of the Association of Creative Designers in Shanghai, Deputy Director of the Committee of Experts for Shanghai Creation Industry Association, the executive member of the council for Shanghai Dramatists' Association, and the member of the council for Shanghai TV Artists' Association.
Hu Min is the Vice Chairman of Shanghai Theatre Academy, and she holds a master's degree in history and is both a lecturer and a senior political engineer. She joined the Chinese Communist Party in June 1987 and started to work in October 1989. From October 2000 to May 2002, Hu Min worked as the Director of Communist Party Office in the Basic Medicine College of Shanghai Second Medical University. From May 2002 to July 2005, she served as the Deputy Director and later the Director of Communist Party Office of Shanghai Second Medical University. Then she assumed the post of Director of Communist Party Office in the Medical College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University from July 2005 to July 2008, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee and Vice President of Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences from July 2008 to April 2012.
Huang Changyong is currently the Vice Preseident at Shanghai Theatre Academy, and Dean of College of Creative Studies – STA, Director of Metropolitan Cultural Audit Center （MCAC）， professor, and Ph.D tutor （studies on culture, creativity and arts management）。 He is also professor and Ph.D tutor （studies on cultural industries） in Tongji University. He graduated from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature as Doctor of Literature in Fudan University in January 1995. He is mainly engaged in the research on literature, cultural theories, cultural and creative industries, and metropolitan culture. He has chaired many national and provincial level research projects by national social sciences funds and Shanghai philosophy and social science planning. His has received The Fourth Shanghai Outstanding Achievement Award for Philosophy and Social Sciences, and The Eighth Shanghai Outcome Award of Consultation and Research for Government Decision-Making.
Gong Baorong, Vice President of Shanghai Theatre Academy, has obtained his BA degree from Fudan University, MA（lettres modernes） from Aix-Marseille I,PhD from Paris III-Sorbonne nouvelle and MA （gestion culturellefrom Paris-Dauphine. He is now Vice President and Professor of STA, teaching: History of World Theatre, Theatrical Semiotics, Text Ananlysis and Study of arts Management. Major publications: History of French Theatre, Schools of 20th century French Theatre,French Theatre after May 1968 and dozens of papers on major academic journals like Theatre Arts, Arts, etc Translations: Arts, l'Amour triumphe de tout, Histoire d'amour, etc. Furthermore he accomplished a number of national and municipal projects and participated in several international academic and arts exchange projects.
Zhang Weiling, Vice President and an associate professor at Shanghai Theater Academy. In August 1987, he obtained his mater degree in Social Sciences and Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and began to work in the same year. He served as the Deputy Secretary of Youth League Committee, the Deputy Secretary of Party General Branch in the Department of Applied Chemistry, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Steering Committee for Students' Affairs （Studying in Shanghai Chinese Communist Party College from September 1997 to January 1998）， the Deputy Director of Communist Party Office and University General Affair Office and the Director of Minhang Campus Office, and the Director of University General Affairs in Shanghai Jiao Tong University （taking the temporary post of Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai Education Commission from October 2002 to June 2003）。 In June 2003, he stared to work as the Director of Shanghai Education Commission Office and then as the Deputy Secretary-General there. From June 2008 to September 2010, he held the position of Head of Shanghai Working Group in the headquarters of Dujiangyan's Reconstruction. In May 2011, he started to take on the post of Vice President at Shanghai Theatre Academy.
MA in literature, National first-grade Director. Graduate of Theatre Directing from Shanghai Theatre Academy. Vice Chairman of Chinese Society for Theatre Performance. Judge of Shanghai Magnolia Theatre Performance Award. He previous served as: Teacher in Directing Department of Shanghai Theatre Academy, Director of Theatre Channel of Shanghai Oriental TV Station, Vice President of Shanghai Art Center for Beijing Opera and Kunqu Opera, Director of Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe. He currently serves as Vice President of Shanghai Theatre Academy, Dean of its College of Traditional Opera, and Principal of its affiliated Traditional Opera School, and Director of Shanghai Youth Beijing Opera and Kun Opera Troupe. He has directed various types of theatrical and TV performances, such as modern drama The Circus, Wuxi opera Bloody Azalea, Kun opera The Legend of Purple Hairpin and The Moonlight Pavilion, Beijing opera Miss Julie, and the opening performance for The Fourth Chinese Beijing Opera Festival. He has also published numerous articles on acting and directing of Chinese opera in newspapers and journals.