Lang Ley, Cheong
Lang Ley, Cheong
Artistic Director & Principal
Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary & Hip Hop
- Bachelor of Arts (Dance Education)
- Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Development) Honours
- Associate and Registered Teacher Status, Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD RTS), Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies
- Associate Honours & Associate Diploma, 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
- ISTD Outstanding Teacher Award – Commendations
- Distinctive Teacher Award – Hong Kong
- Mentor of the RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies
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 theatre, 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 25 years in numerous schools and companies. Before founding Elevate in 2017, she has worked as a software engineer, full time dancer and teacher; and later appointed the Dance Principal of Crestar School of Dance Singapore for a period of 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 has 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, World Championship of Performing Arts USA.
Some of her students furthered into professional dance studies locally and overseas: 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: e.g. 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.