Elevate takes pride in nurturing our budding dancers. Our team of fully qualified and experienced teachers are all versatile in their own core of work and the many different dance styles.
LANG LEY, CHEONG — Artistic Director & Principal | Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop & Tap
- Bachelor of Arts (Dance Education)
- Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Development) Honours
- Associate and Registered Teacher Status, Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD RTS)
- Associate Honours, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (AISTD Honours)
- Teaching Member, Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (T.C. CSTD)
- Affiliate, Australian Teachers of Dancing (Aff. ATOD)
- Member and jury of the Canadian World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix
A strong believer in versatility, discipline, continuous learning and enriching the young minds with dance, Lang Ley is a versatile dance teacher trained extensively in classical ballet, modern theatre, jazz, tap, street and contemporary. She has completed all Advanced levels in ballet, modern, jazz and tap with Distinction in all graded examination, whilst winning numerous scholarships: Royal Ballet School London and sponsorships: training and courses throughout her dance career.
Lang Ley has been teaching and choreographing for more than 22 years in numerous schools and companies. Before founding Elevate in 2017, she was the Principal of Crestar School of Dance Singapore for a good 10 years where she co-develop the dance curriculum, mentor teachers, direct events and productions such as concerts and competitions as well as assuring the quality and operational excellence.
She encourages participation in stage performance, excursion and immersion programmes to develop greater interest and artistic appreciation. Her students participated in programmes locally as well as overseas: London, Vienna, Prague, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Sydney, Brisbane, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Her students also achieved numerous awards in international competitions: Vienna International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition, Hong Kong Challenge Cup, Get The Beat Dance Competition, Dance Prix Indonesia, Championship of Performing Arts.
Some of her students furthered into professional dance studies: LaSalle College of the Arts Singapore, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Australia and London Contemporary Dance School. True to her teaching of being versatile, most of her students continue to pursue dance as their side interest while at the same time graduated from traditional academic university: National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University.
Lang Ley frequently creates fair and open opportunities for her students and all dancers in Singapore by co-organising international professional dance school’s auditions, summer intensives and international ballet competition. Some of her projects were: Elmhurst Ballet School United Kingdom (Singapore) Audition and Master Class, Canadian World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix, Russian Ballet Association’s (Singapore) Vaganova Ballet Workshop.
Lang Ley also constantly maintain her professional development with courses and coaching from overseas professionals. She aims to bring out the best in each and every of her students.
YING LING, POH — Teacher | Classical Ballet
- Bachelor of Business Management
- Royal Academy of Dance – Advanced
Ying Ling has never looked back since she started ballet at the age of 3 and has been under Ms Lang Ley for more than 10 years. It started out as a leisure activity but as the years go by, it has developed into a lifestyle. Ying Ling enjoys the incredible feeling of expression and connection with the audience, and dance has taught her the many invaluable values to succeed in life. Hence, she would love for the younger dancers to feel the same with this amazing art form.
A Bachelor of Business Management graduate and high achiever in dance, Ying Ling has never stopped learning. She has travelled to Sydney, Vienna, London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam to learn from ballet masters and enhance her dance knowledge and skills. Did we mention, she works full time as Global Assistant Brand Manager on weekdays.
Her motto as a teacher; to be a part of shaping the next generation to possess good values, character and the ability to carry themselves with confidence and grace in all that they do.
KEYNAH — Teacher | Hip Hop
- Diploma in Theatre
Nurul Rakinah or more warmly known as Keynah is armed with a Diploma in Theatre from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. She is skilled in acting, stage management and various dance styles such as Chinese, Malay, Flamenco, Classical, Contemporary and her love – Hip Hop. She chose to specialise in Hip Hop and took up intensive trainings and courses with renowned choreographers and companies.
Having participated in many performances on stage, she was trained to be professional and being versatile. She believes that learning is a lifelong journey and constantly upgrades herself. She will strive towards her dreams of being a great dancer, hopefully one day inspiring others to dance as well.
CHERYL TAN — Associate Teacher | Classical Ballet
- Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) Honours
- Royal Academy of Dance – Advanced
A relatively late starter compared to her peers, Cheryl started Ballet at the age of 9 and has been training under Ms Lang Ley for more than 10 years. Cheryl sees versatility and confidence as essential traits in dance and has exposed herself to other dance forms, including Modern and Latin. She values dance in her life immensely not only as a form of expression, but also as a sport that trains discipline and tenacity, constantly pushing her beyond her boundaries.
Cheryl graduated with a Pharmacy degree from the National University of Singapore and is currently training in RAD Advanced 1. She has participated in numerous local and overseas competitions for Ballet, Latin and Modern and has experience in dance choreography. Some achievements include Gold Medalist HKCCDC 2017 (Modern), Bronze Medalist HKCCDC 2017 (Ballet), TDA Championships 2019 2nd runner up in Novice A (Chacha, Jive) and Novice B (Chacha, Rumba).
Cheryl’s goals in teaching are to nurture hardworking and humble dancers who are not only equipped with proper technique in a safe and supportive environment, but also to ensure young dancers have the soft skills and traits that will benefit them in dance, work and other aspects of life in the future.
PHYLICIA OON — Associate Teacher | Classical Ballet, Modern , Contemporary
- Bachelor of Accountancy (undergoing)
- Royal Academy of Dance – Advanced
Ballet has always been a part of Phylicia since the age of 3 and has been under Ms Lang Ley for more than 10 years. Aspiring to be more versatile, Phylicia exposed herself to various dances and platforms such as Contemporary and Modern. She enjoys the free range of creativity and passion that is able to flow through her movements to the audience. To her dance is not just an action, but help to realise dreams.
Phylicia, a holder of Diploma in Accountancy works full time as an Audit Executive on weekdays, while continuing her Bachelor of Accountancy and RAD Advanced 1 ballet training. Some of Phylicia’s achievement are TRDO Ambassador 2018, TRDO Apprentice 2019, 2nd runner up S24 Tertiary 2018, 3rd runner up S24 ASEAN Open Championship 2019 and Silver medalist Hong Kong Challenge Cup 2019.
Phylicia hopes to nurture and equip the younger generation of dancers with the right tools to explore and portray expressions with the mindset of expanding their inner talents and fulfilling dreams.