I am born premature and could only walk at the age of 4. I do not have any happy childhood memory like others and mine are of weak body, leg and fear. This is made worst by a car accident and now I still live with screw inside supporting my right knee cap. I am in no position to have any dream or passion.
With these “handicap” and in later part of my life, bellydance came to my path and I started it with great difficulties. I need to put in much more effort than the others to be on par with them. I encounter countless failures but this does not stop me from dancing further and better. I practice my bellydance more intensively from once a week till today to almost 5 days per week with 2 to 3 hours per day. Patience, persistence, determination and strive are my mottos.
Years have passed and my hard work is rewarded. I have taken up many challenges and many performances. Now here I am, I may not be the most excellent and graceful dancer, but I have dream and I am working towards my passion. I hope to share my experiences and passion with my students and let them have fun dancing happily together, whoever and whatever conditions you are.
Bachelor Of Accountancy, National University of Singapore
Everyone is different in terms of their physical structure, flexibility and their ability to execute different techniques. So my teaching to all my students are customized according to their capabilities. Dance safety should always be my priority for a longer life span of our dancing journey.
DANCE AND PERFORMING EXPERIENCES
Performances in CLAP student showcases (troupe only) in Ang Mo Kio CC and Eastpoint Mall.
Started performances through own contact as Soloist/ Duet/ Trio/ Troupe in RC, charity for old folk home, company’ dinner & dance and Christmas parties.
Performing in school/ BDD’s hafla night since 2009 till 2015
Attended Hadia workshop
Bellydance Discovery school concert Bellydance Fantasia 2010
Asia Global Bellydance Competition 2010 (troupe)
Bellydance Discovery 7th Anniversary Show at RTC
Serkan Tutar Show & Workshop in Veil & Crazy Drum Solo
Bellydance Discovery annual concert Dance Chameleon 2011 (Solo/ Troupe)
Serkan Tutar Workshop 2011
Pre Chingay performance and flashmob
Hilton Broadway Fusion choreography & American Tribal Fusion (ATS) technique workshop
Nigma’s technique & choreography workshop.
Flashmob for Bellydance Inaugural Musical – Emotionally Yours
Joined 2nd batch of Professional Dance Foundation (PDF 2012/2013)
Asia Global Bellydance Competition 2013 (Amateur Solo Category)
Asia Global Bellydance Competition 2013 (Amateur Troupe Category)
SSF Masterclass Workshops with Anastasia Biserova and Arina Fisova
Bellydance Discovery 9th Anniversary Charity Concert RAQS Party 2013 at Clementi CC
Joined 4th batch of Professional Dance Course (PDC 2013/2014)
Rakkas Istanbul Dance Festival 2014 in Turkey with Masters: Sharon Kihara, Tamar Bar Gil, Sibel Guzel, Orit Maftsir, Kiki Alma, Ozgen, Natalia Amira, Ismini Kayameiya, Athena Najat and Rachid Alexander.
Rakkas Istanbul Dance Festival 2014 in Turkey – Open Gala and Open Stage Performance
Asia Global Bellydance Competition 2014 (Amateur Solo Category)
Joined New Batch Professional Dance Foundation (PDF 2014) and awarded certificate of attainment & competency
Certificate of Competency in Learning Retreat Workshop in Phuket (Thailand)
Oversea performance in Phuket (Thailand)
Award of Appreciation By Ayu Herbal Singapore
Joined Professional Instructor Course (PIC 1)
Singapore Golden Brand Award & Lady of Excellence
Official Opening of PM International HQ Asia Pacific
Rakkas Istanbul Dance Festival 2015 in Turkey with Masters: Ismini Kayameiya, Yuki Chua, Serkan Tutar, Serap Su, Yoo Jin Pin, Ozgen, Oscar Flores, Gul Nihal, Morgana, Sibel Guzel, Khaled Mahmoud and Zom Zom
Rakkas Istanbul Dance Festival 2015 in Turkey – Open Stage Performance
Asia Global Bellydance Gala Show 2015 in Black Box
Committee member in organizing BDD Summer Hafla 11th July 2015
Certificate of Participation in SG50 Dance Celebration Project 2015 as Dance Ambassor
Joined Professional Instructor Course (PIC 2) and awarded certificate of attainment & competency.
Joined BDD as BDD Instructor
WHAT I WANT TO SEE IN MY STUDENTS
Accept who they are. Enjoy dancing. Confidence in themselves. Stay happy and healthy.
Let us dance safely and happily
Respect, gratitude, empowerment and inspirational.
No pain, no gain, let us train.
Keep on trying and never give up.
You will struggle today but with strength tomorrow.