Tan Meng Hooi

Artistic Director

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.

Jeff Loh & Hazel tng

Directors

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

[Dance]
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!

[Play]
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.

[Live]
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...

Lynnette Png

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.

Vivien Sham

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.

Chua Chiok Woon

Ballet & Contemporary Dance Instructor

Since her first ballet class at the age of three, Chiok Woon never stopped dancing and striving to be a better dancer. Under the tutelage of Ms Jennie Ng and Ms Ong Long, she has been awarded Honours in her CSTD Elementary Classical Ballet Examination and Distinction in her RAD Intermediate Classical Ballet Examination.

An experienced performer, passionate in both ballet and contemporary dance, she is a founding member of Sigma Contemporary Dance, a non-profit independent dance group that continually creates and produces their own works and participates in local arts festivals such as the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival and Verve Arts Festival.

With over 3 years of teaching experience, Chiok Woon is currently pursuing her RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies. She aspires to be a dance teacher who not only trains and inspires her students to become great dancers but also teaches them to be great individuals too.

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.

Goh Shou Yi

Contemporary Dancer and Instructor

Currently an adjunct lecturer with NAFA School of Dance, Shou Yi is also an associate artist with The Human Expression (T.H.E) Second Company, where he has been actively collaborating with both local and international artists to create and present dance choreographies and performances.

Rosanne Chan

Contemporary Dancer and Instructor

Rosanne Chan is a highly driven and passionate individual who aspires to develop her skills and knowledge in the arts beyond her current understanding. Starting out with performing arts at the age of 5, dance, singing and acting has been the quintessential part of her overall growth and character development beyond the aesthetic traits of the art form. Rosanne’s curiosity and aspirations in expansion of her knowledge in theatrical aesthetics has led her to develop herself in performance  style through training in different dance genres such as Ballet, Hiphop, Street Jazz and Contemporary dance. 

Rosanne received professional dance training at LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) from 2011 to 2014. Some of the dance performance opportunities by locally and internationally renowned choreographers through the years include john Mead (USA/Singapore) in Mimetic Recall (2013), Susan Yeung (Hong Kong/Singapore) in investigation 1.3: Movement Lab III (2017) and Rachel Lum (Singapore) for Singapore-French Festival (2019). 

As a recent graduate of Macquarie University (Sydney,Australia) and ASEAN Scholarship holder for her Bachelors of Arts Degree majoring in Dance and Performance (Theatre), Rosanne has been actively engaging herself in both professional and commercial industries with performing and teaching dance, vocals and theatre in various companies.

 

Stacie Leong

Contemporary Dancer and Instructor

Stacie graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts Diploma in Dance Program in 2014 as a recipient of the LASALLE Scholarship. Her love for dance started young when she learnt ballet. Having trained in ballet for more than 15 years, she picked up contemporary dance during her secondary school days and was appointed the President of the Dance Club. Her passion in dance has also led her to develop herself and expand her dance repertoire in various genres such as modern dance, jazz, hip hop, salsa, tap, Indian, Malay and Chinese Dance.

A recent Bachelor of Arts graduate under LASALLE College of the Arts in 2019, Stacie has been actively engaging herself in both professional and commercial arena by performing and teaching dance in various companies. She is also involved in dance performances opportunities by locally and internationally renowned choreographers through the years that include John Mead (USA/Singapore) in Mimetic Recall (2013), Mathia Martiz (Barcelona) in Praying Mantis (2013), Albert Tiong and Chien Hua Bao (Singapore/Taiwan) in Differ 3 (2015) and Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore) in Parallel (2019). 

Stacie aspires to continue to develop her repertoire and imparts skills and knowledge to the younger generation.