Tan Meng Hooi
Tan Meng Hooi began her journey in dance training at the age of eight in Malaysia. In 2005, she was accepted into the dance program at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. While at Lasalle, she studied under Jaime Redfern, Cheng Hsienfa, Albert Tiong, Ravenna Tucker, Elena Kanevskaia, Tan Ya Ling, Tammy L. Wong and Melissa Quek.
Meng Hooi’s performances include, “No Strings Attached”, a contemporary piece choreographed by Melissa Quek for the Singapore M1 Fringe Festival in 2009. For Singapore Da:ns Festival 2007, she performed in “Four legs in the morning, two at noon, three at night”, choreographed by Loretta Livingston, and “Lotto”, choreographed by Ming Lung Yang. In the same year, she performed in TARI festival that was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She received the title of the most outstanding student in RAD summer school 2006. She has also performed Swan Lake under the tutelage of Ravenna Tucker, ex principal of Royal Ballet in 2005. In the competitive arena, she was awarded first prize in the 11th Asia Pacific Dance Competition.
Her repertoire of skills also includes choreography works, such as, “Blossom” and “Danse de Celebration” for the Arts Festival of De Lasalle Primary School, as well as “Breaking Pointe” for the Singapore Youth Festival 2014. She also choreographed a full-length ballet, Cinderella for Crestar Annual Ballet Performance in the same year.
Meng Hooi is also a registered RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) teacher. Her passion in dance has developed her interest in sharing and nurturing aspiring dancers. She has 7 years of teaching experience with children as young as 3 years through adults.
Apart from her teaching responsibilities, Meng Hooi is also a dance artist in T.H.E second company. She has performed with company members in the Singapore Writer Festival (2012), and the company’s annual events, Contact and Lithe. She was also chosen to represent the company in the celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday. Performing in London and New York in the event, Singapore Inside Out, a showcase of Singapore’s artists.
With a strong passion for dance and music, Jeff and hazel (Bachelor of Arts - Dance) decided that it was time to take what they love to do, to the next level. They started thinking about something that could collaborate the various mediums together to produce something more meaningful. They also wanted to inspire the new generation to pursue what they love to do, step out of the box and dare to be different.
Because of PASSION for DANCE, MUSIC & LIFE,
Arts Culture was born in August 2010 - To pursue one’s passion and live life to the fullest. Since its inception, Arts Culture has impacted more than 15000 students through all our various programmes and are still continuing to do so. In the years to come, we want to do much more and hope to inspire people to continue to live their passions and pursue their dreams. As we grow as a company, we are excited for greater things to come!
Our Mission at Arts Culture is - Dance.Play.Live
The non-verbal and free expression of you, your thoughts, your world view, your feelings, your journey, your beliefs, your dreams, your inspirations, and your LIFE!
Some say, “Music is the door way to the soul. How about you? Whether you sing, play an instrument, rap, compose songs or create IT music, you can influence and impact your world with your music.
Dare to dream, dare to fight for what you believe, and dare to achieve. Arts Culture is here to help every individual reach their fullest potential and release the genius in them. Arts Culture wants you to live your dreams and reach for the impossible!
Touching Lives, Changing Destinies...
Ballet & Contemporary Dance Instructor
A graduate from School of the Arts, Singapore, Lynnette is well trained in Ballet, contemporary and Chinese dance. She’s been trained by renowned dance professionals such as Jeffrey Tan, Cheah Mei Sing and Silvia Yong. In 2011, she joined The Human Expression Second dance company and has performed in multiple performances locally, such as LiTHE and M1 Contact dance festival. She has also performed overseas in Kuala Lumpur dance festival. She achieved championship in The Royal Dance Off competition in 2013 under the group category.
Ballet dance Instructor
Vivien’s goal is for her students to experience the joy in expressing themselves through movement. In her formative years, she is grateful for the firm foundation in ballet, modern dance and tap laid down by dedicated teachers, including Jenny Chien, Ong Long, Cheah Mei Sing, Grace Wee, Chew Soo Poh, Wee Ee-Ching. An enriching exploration in contemporary dance followed, being in NTU Contemporary Dance under Jessica Christina, Ryan Tan and Marcus Foo, the T.H.E Second Company Training Initiative, and learning contact improvisation under Peter Bingham (Vancouver, Canada). Opportunities opened up to hone her ballet technique while she was in Goh Ballet Academy (Vancouver, Canada), Singapore Ballet Academy’s Youth Performing Group under Jeffrey Tan, and as a part-time scholar in Singapore Dance Theatre’s Scholar’s Programme.
Highlights from the stage include Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT)’s production of The Nutcracker, as part of Ballet Associates Course, Ms Jenny Chien’s An Elaborate Dance of Transfer of Weight Music A performed at Celebration in Dance- a collaboration between Singapore Dance Theatre and Royal Academy of Dance schools, and solo pointe variations from La Bayadère and La Fille Mal Gardée at Get the Beat.
Vivien’s passion for ballet is highly evident in her classes, where students are introduced to movement concepts in a variety of ways, whether through imagery, specially choreographed movement sequences, or music from the ballet. To further extend her knowledge and practice of dance teaching, Vivien is currently pursuing her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies. She hopes her students have a meaningful journey in dance; building an ethic of discipline, gaining a sense of mastery in learning new things, confidence in expressing themselves creatively, and camaraderie from sharing in a common artistic pursuit with others.
Leow Huey Li
Ballet/Contemporary/Jazz Dance Instructor
Ms Leow Huey Li began her ballet dance training at the age of 6 and contemporary at the age of 13. She has performed Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle and Romeo & Juliet with Dance Space. She has completed Royal Academy Of Dance (RAD) Advance 1 with a distinction.
She also competed in The Dance Society of Malaysia 2014 and go into the finalist and in 2016 she won top 4th place. In 2016 she joined their Dancer's Training Program (DTP) and was conferred their Best performer award. She graduated in 2021 with a Diploma in Dance at Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts (NAFA)
Goh Jia Yin
Gyrokinesis®/ Ballet & Contemporary Dance Instructor
A Business graduate-turned-dancer, Jia Yin earned her BFA (Dance) from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, under a scholarship from the Singapore National Arts Council, after she completed her Diploma in Dance (Distinction) at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts as Best Graduate 2014. She has a Degree BBM (Honours, Cum Laude) from Singapore Management University. She has danced, performed and worked with international artistes, including James Cousins (U.K.), Kerry Nicholls (U.K.), Zhang Xiao Xiong/Wu Chien-Wei (Taiwan), Pichet Klunchun (Thailand), Jeffrey Tan (Singapore), Albert Tiong (Singapore), Naoko Ito (Japan), MADBOOTS DANCE (U.S.), Francesca Harper (U.S.), and Sarah Foster (NZ). She performed with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, based in New Jersey, for its 2015/16 season. Now based in Singapore, she is a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Foundation instructor, and currently teaches at The Moving Body in Singapore. She teaches dance, choreographs, and performs with The Human Expression (T.H.E) Second Company.
Contemporary Dancer and Instructor
Jackie graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and holds a Diploma in Dance. He is a recipient of the NAFA scholarship and had been given many opportunities to represent the school in overseas conferences such as the World Dance Alliance events held at New, Delhi and New York. He has also been a member of The Human Expression (T.H.E) Second Company since 2009 and has had many opportunities to perform and tour with the main company to Poland, Guangzhou, Yokohama and Niigata.
Jie Ying Nah
Contemporary Dancer and Instructor
JIEYING STARTED HER TRAINING AS AN ARTISTIC GYMNAST AND A CHINESE DANCER. SHE MOVED ON TO TRAIN IN CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND BALLET IN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, SINGAPORE.
IN 2016, SHE RECEIVED THE NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP (UNDERGRADUATE) TO STUDY OVERSEAS AT LONDON CONTEMPORARY DANCE SCHOOL. UPON GRADUATING FIRST CLASS WITH A BA (HONS) IN CONTEMPORARY DANCE, JIEYING WORKED FOR PROJECTS WITH JAMES COUSINS COMPANY AND MATSENA PRODUCTIONS IN THE UK. JIEYING JOINED THE HUMAN EXPRESSION DANCE COMPANY AS A FULL TIME PROFESSIONAL DANCER FROM 2019-2022. SHE ALSO TEACHES, CHOREOGRAPHS AND FACILITATES DANCE WORKSHOPS AND DANCE RELATED TALKS FOR ARTS GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS IN SINGAPORE.
HER RECENT INTEREST LIES IN RESEARCHING HOW DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF DANCING, BOTH PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY, CAN BRING ABOUT MORE BODY AWARENESS AND EVEN MORE HAPPINESS TO THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY.
Hip Hop Dancer and Instructor
Leon is a very passionate dancer and instructor. Dancing for more than 10 years and coaching students for the past 4 years has been his passionate in life. Over coming many challenges to a place of pursuing and fulfilling his dream as a dancer and choreographer, Leon had came a long way. His never say "NO" attitude and constant pursue of excellence made him one of the best hip hop instructor we have!
Ballet/PBT/Contemporary Dancer and Instructor
Eva Tey, Principle dancer from Maya Dance Theatre since January 2015. She graduated with a First Class Honor, (BA) Degree in dance from Lasalle College of the Arts in May 2014. She learned Ballet since she was 7 years old and has completed her RAD Intermediate exam. She exposed to Contemporary dance when she entered Lasalle College of the Arts. Eva has been learning Bharatanatyam under the guidance of Miss Kavitha Krishnan, Mr Ajith Bhaskar and Miss Laskhmi Krishnan. She is experienced in pre-school and special needs programme facilitation and conducts community programmes. She is a PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) certified teacher since the year 2021.
Eva believes in “ Dance to Connect ; Move to Heal”. She is interested in using dance as a therapy to connect with people.
Vicky fell in love with dance at a young age and it has always been her dream to pursue dance. After graduating from her studies, Vicky decided to be a full time dance instructor specialising in street hip hop, choosing to dedicate the next part of her life to impacting and inspiring young students. Those under her guidance has testified Vicky to be a dedicated instructor that goes the extra mile to ensure that her students are progressing.
Ballet/Contemporary Dancer and Instructor
Lavanya Dave graduated with BA(Hons) in Dance from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2019. Lavanya joined reality TV dance competition Dance Singapore Dance. She was amongst the top 5 finalists at the Grand Finale.
Lavanya was an apprentice at Maya Dance Theatre, a local dance company, until 2017. She has worked with several local and international choreographers.
Lavanya is currently teaching dance to the younger generations in schools and is the Studio Manager at Firstpointe Ptd Ltd. She is also the founder of Pure Gold Arts, where she hosts and organises local & international Online Dance Competitions.
K Pop / Hip Hop
As a dance instructor for years, Kenneth draw immense satisfaction from seeing his students grow and their passion in dance flourishes. He have been dancing for close to 12 years, and have been actively involved in the local dance scene both commercially and professionally. Been with Universal Studios Singapore as a performer, as well as freelance teaching at Celine Jessandra School of Performing Arts since 2013. K Pop fitness dance is his forte and he has achieve great success in building a brand name for himself and also followers that love his teachings and lessons!