About the Artiste

Born on the sunny island of Singapore, Chun has been dancing, teaching and choreographing for 8 years professionally. She feels very blessed and privileged thus far to be picked by and dance for top choreographers such as Napoleon and Tabitha (NappyTabs, SYTYCD USA), April Rodriguez (Essence Ladies, USA) and Joesar Alva (Boogie Bots, USA), Parris Goebel (ReQuest, New Zealand), Haw & iLL (Prepix, Korea), Rie Hata (Tokyo, Japan), Lee Hanai (Osaka, Japan), Leroy Curwood (Melbourne, Australia), Etienne Khoo (Melbourne, Australia), Jared Jenkins (New York City, USA), Ryan Daniel Beck (New York City, USA), and Ashle Dawson (New York City, USA). Under LA choreographers Dejan Tubic and Janelle Genistra, she has also danced and toured with Indonesia’s No. 1 artiste Agnes Monica. As a choreographer, she has choreographed for Chinese pop artists like Wang Leehom, BY2, Hong Junyang and Candyce.

In the Singapore crew dance competition scene, she has also competed as finalists in numerous competitions such as Singapore Dance Delight Vol.1, Singapore Best Dance Crew, Groove in the West, Dance Xplosion!, Suntec Dance as Sickin’ Freaks, Blonde Voyage Crew, Danz Edition and Backstreet Girlz. In 2010, she won Best Dancer at Singapore Best Dance Crew (SBDC) as well as champion crew in Groove in the West.

Now based in New York City, she has performed in off-Broadway productions like Double it, as well as full dance productions like Estado Ingravitto choreographed by Ashle Dawson. She has also danced on TV channels like Good Morning America, ABC Live, ABC7 and for companies such as the New York Times (Times Square), PureWow, Pastry Sneakers, and at events such as NYC Lincoln Center Summerstage, NYC Dance Parade, NYC Columbus Day, NYC Marathon, Holi Hai. She has worked with rap artiste Akim Funk Buddha and performed live at BAM (Brooklyn Arts Museum). Also venturing into Modelling, she has walked for runway projects such as Fashion Roars, Fashion Night Out and Creative Minds Fashion Show. Currently, she has sung at Carnegie Hall under the stewardship of Bettina Shepard as well as in live gigs at Jebon Sushi.

With over 10 years of professional experience as a versatile dancer, she is currently working on her freestyle dance, but is also keen to move into theatre to incorporate her skills of accent impersonation and singing as an all-rounded performer. 

Education

1-year ISVP Dance Programme at Broadway Dance Center, New York CIty, USA
National University of Singapore (NUS) – Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, 2005-2008
City Harvest Church School of Theology 2009
Full-time Dance Scholarship Programme @ The Space Dance & Arts Centre (Melbourne, Australia)
Polestar Pilates Instructor certification (Mat) – Foundation, Mat 1 & Mat 2
National Coaching Accredidation Programme NCAP Level 1
First Aid Certification
CPR Certification (Red Cross)
Ballet RAD Grade 1-5
Licensed ZIN Zumba Instructor – Zumba Basic 1 & Zumbatomic
Drivers License (Republic of Singapore) since 2005
10th place in National Otello Championships

Mentors

Jared Jenkins (Street Jazz/hiphop), Bettina Shepard (vocal), Dorit Koppel (ballet), Ryan Daniel Beck (Bodyart & contemporary) and Ashle Dawson (lyrical/contemporary floorwork) of Broadway Dance Center, New York City, Alex Kim (Latin Hustle). Dr Laura Crow of University of Connecticut (UConn), USA (costume design), Dr. Barbara Ryan (NUS University Scholars Programme Professor) (critical thinking), Patrick Loo (NUS Dance Blast!), Zaini Mohd Tahir (NUS Dance Ensemble) (hiphop), Ryan Tan (O School) (lyrical jazz), Jennifer Pau (Tampines Junior College JC) (jazz technique), Lee Hanai (Studio Ax, Osaka, Japan) (waacking). Ian Knowles at The Space Dance & Arts Centre (Melbourne, Australia) (broadway jazz).

Special Skills

Accent impersonations; Singing; loves languages – speaks 5: English, Chinese, conversational Japanese, conversational Bahasa Indonesia and local dialect of Hokkien-Teochew; travels for extended periods for cultural immersion and general self-improvement; knowledge of general massage techniques, basic production, make-up and costume design skills.