Our primary focus is to provide quality dance education and coaching in three main genres of dance: Classical Ballet, Modern and Jazz. We also offer a wide range of other dances, including Contemporary and Hip Hop. We accept young children from the age of 3, teens, pre-professionals and adults.
Our teachers are well-trained and registered in respected international syllabi for the likes of:
- Ballet (RAD: Royal Academy of Dance, United Kingdom)
- Modern Theatre (ISTD: Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, United Kingdom)
- Jazz (ATOD: Australian Teachers of Dancing, Australia / CSTD: The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing, Australia)
LANG LEY, CHEONG — Artistic Director & Principal / Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary & 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
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: selection by Royal Ballet School personnel and sponsorships: training and teachers 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, her most noteworthy role was the Principal of Crestar School of Dance in Singapore for 10 years where she co-develop the dance curriculum, lead events and productions such as concerts and competitions as well as assuring the quality and operational excellence.
She strongly believe in continuous learning and enriching the young minds with dance while developing a great sense of discipline, versatility and resilience. She also encourages participation in stage performance, excursion and immersion programmes to develop greater interest and artistic appreciation.
Her students have 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 have 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 also 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, majority of her students continue to pursue dance as their side interest while at the same time study and 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 March 2018, Canadian World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix June 2018, Russian Ballet Association’s Vaganova Ballet Workshop September 2018.
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 — 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. 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.
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.
KRISHA BALAKRISHNAN — Contemporary & Jazz
- Bachelors in Science (Business Communication)
- Royal Academy of Dance – Intermediate
Krisha started dancing at a tender age of 5 when she started taking RAD Ballet classes. Her passion for dance grew during her adolescence where she was exposed to genres like Jazz, Contemporary and other elements of Street Dance.
Her commitment to dance flourished in 2011 when she became a part of Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Hip Hop Dance Club, New Revolving Age (NRA). Krisha has attained numerous awards through her dance career.
Her notable achievements include 2 championships with her dance team, The Débutante at The Royal Dance Off: Chapter 5, a contemporary dance competition, and the All Babes Cineleisure Dance Battle in 2015. In May 2017, she represented Singapore in the Australian leg of the United Dance Organisation (UDO)’s championships with her team, taking home the 1st place as well as the “most inspirational” award. March 2018, Krisha was accepted into The Gypsy Project: Los Angeles, a creative intensive programme with Lobos Art Collective. August 2018, her team again took home the 3rd place at the UDO World Street Dance Championships held in Glasgow, UK.
Graduated with a Bachelors in Science (Business Communication), Krisha who’s now a full time dancer/choreographer, believes that dance is a self-expression that tells stories through a perfect unison of music and movement. She hopes to share her love for the art form in any way she can.
KEYNAH — 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.