Instructors

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Chen Jiexiao

At present the artistic director of collective “Miao Dance”, Jiexiao is also the director of production house Rice Bowl Pixels, as well as a swimming instructor. He has collaborated with visual artist Jaxton Su for the “Colours in Motion” project, as well as for the “Vestige” series of installation-performances. He also presented his own full-length production “How To Be Alone” in 2017 commissioned by NUS Centre For the Arts (CFA), as well as a full-length duet “Corked”. In 2019, he travelled thrice on invitation to Guangzhou to conduct dance film workshops as well as perform his works-in-progress. In 2020, he collaborated with theater director Richard Chua, multimedia artist Urich Lau, musician Andy Yang, and costume artist Eve Tan to present “Vortice Voyeur”, an online live full-length production. He also worked with all 12 artists from Raw Moves’ RAWground:Reference in 2020, responsible for cinematography and editing.

His dance films have been selected for more than 100 festivals internationally. Winning awards such as Grand Jury Award, Best Direction, Best Video Art, Best Concept and Best Sound Design. Jiexiao is primarily concerned with topics relating to the human condition, particularly notions of loneliness and capriciousness. He is also interested in the grey area where habits are formed after repetition, how to navigate between cognizance and defiance.

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Jalyn Han

Jalyn started as a performing artist in 1979 with the SAF Music & Drama Company, and is a veteran theatre practitioner with extensive knowledge and experience in the performing arts and theatre education in Singapore. She has taken on many roles, from acting, directing, producing, and choreographing in theatre, film and live productions, to teaching and educating students from corporate professionals to mainstream and special-needs schools. 

Her passion and strength in gathering talents from various artistic fields has led her to helm InArts Collective, (www.inarts.com.sg) an avenue that uses theatre to connect with people from all walks of life.

Julius Foo

A theatre practitioner. 

Started as an administrator and actor with The Necessary Stage.

Trained and worked at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards (Italy) between 1999 and 2002, as a member of Theatre OX.

Enjoys the process of discovery and creation during training sessions and rehearsals.

Enjoys exploring the craft of an actor.

The journey continues…

Leslie Tay

Leslie Tay’s portrayal of Nerone in New Opera Singapore’s 2017 production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea was hailed by the Straits Times as being “outstanding for his formidable presence”. 

His unique versatility is seen in his performances in recent years which include Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Esplanade Concourse; the contemporary operas Gentleman’s Island and The Three Feathers with L’arietta; the role of the Emperor in SRT’s The Nightingale; the world premiere of Unforgotten the Musical; a concert of all Russian song in celebration of Russia’s Victory Day; the art installation Sonic Blossom at the National Gallery as well as collaborations with Indian Classical musicians and T.H.E Dance Company.  

He made his Carnegie Hall debut with New York Lyric Opera as Guillot in Massenet’s Manon. He has sung with companies including Dicapo Opera (NYC) and Bronx Opera in operas such as L’elisir d’amore, Don Giovanni, Alcina, The Fairy Queen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Madama Butterfly. He has also sung with the Boston Lyric Opera Chorus and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. He was a young artiste in Lorin Maazel’s 2011 Castleton Festival. Locally, he has also sung with Singapore Lyric Opera and Bellepoque.  

Leslie graduated from Manhattan School of Music and Boston Conservatory. He is currently on the faculty of SOTA (School of the Arts) and is an Artistic Director at The Voice Company.

Lynette Quek

Lynette Quek is an audiovisual maker, from Singapore. She tinkers, constructs, and performs.

Incarnations of her work include audiovisual installations, composition through sound manipulation, as well as cross-disciplinary performance with technology and objects. Her work is project and site specific, at the same time engaging the audience as activators, varying across the medium of video, performance, sculpture, electronics, and expanding.

Lynette has presented her works in Singapore, Taiwan, across the United Kingdom, Europe, and Central America; in various forms including installations, web-based works, and performances.

Photo by Akbar Syadiq

Norhaizad Adam

Norhaizad Adam is a dance artist from Singapore. He performs and choreographs for unconventional community spaces, galleries and theatres. Central to his Malay dance practice is considering the performativity of the everyday gestures, and accessing tradition as a form of toolkit for living in the imagined future. His works talk about labour, morality and behaviourism in Malay culture. Currently, he is the Artistic Director of P7:1SMA (Prisma), a dance performance company that hopes to radically shift the perspective of Malay identity and dance through innovative performance experiences. Currently, he is an associate artist of Dance Nucleus. In 2021, he received the National Art Council’s Young Artist Award. (https://www.haizad.info/)