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Shelly Leong

    Dance Tutor, Choreographer and Performer.

Biography

Shelly began her dance training at the age of eleven at City Ballet Ipoh, Malaysia. After completing her academic education, she enrolled in the National Art Culture and Heritage Academy (ASWARA) and obtained a Diploma in Dance in 2012. Growing up with a passion to perform, she has been involved in numerous dance productions, actively performing locally, and has also represented the county in Papua New Guinea, Korea, and Singapore.

 

Her passion in dancing has brought her to the stage, in Dancebox 2013 held at the Actor’s Studio, Short & Sweet Dance Festival at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, 1st runner up in the “Planet Joget” competition in 2014, 1st Duo Contemporary Dance Competition in “Get The Beat 2017” Singapore and performed in Dancebox 2017. She has obtained her Associate in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Modern Theatre in 2016 and Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) in 2017.

Work Experiences

 

Year

 

Position

Company

 

 

 

 

2012

– 2013

Ballet Teacher

Caterpillar Stretching Imagination

 

 

 

 

2014

– present

Ballet Teacher (CCA Provider)

Garden International School

 

 

 

 

2014

– present

Ballet Teacher

Dancesteps

 

 

Choreographer

Eximius School of Performing

 

 

Competition coach

Arts

 

 

Performer

 

 

 

 

 

2016

– present

Ballet Teacher

The After School

 

 

Choreographer

 

 

 

 

 

2017

– present

Dance Instructor

Little Montessori Kindergarten

 

 

 

 

2017

– present

Dance Instructor (Ballet and Modern

City Ballet Kuala Lumpur

 

 

Theater in Dance)

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

Contemporary  Dance  Teacher  (CCA

Nobel International School

 

 

Provider)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Work Experiences

 

Year

Position

Company

 

 

 

2006 – 2007

Receptionist

City Ballet Ipoh

 

Assistant Ballet Teacher

 

 

 

 

2007

Freelance Yoga Model

Catherine Tock Studio Ipoh

 

 

 

2008

Freelance hair model

Redken

 

 

 

2008 – 2009

Nurse (in charge of hyperbaric chamber)

Klinik Greentown Ipoh

 

 

 

2009

Admin Clerk

Liquidset (AIA Agent Company)

 

 

 

2010

Freelance performer as Christmas Ballerina

KLCC

 

 

 

2011

Freelance conductor dance workshop

Fusion Academy

 

 

 

2012

Freelance performer for New Year

Sazlan Dancer Studio

 

 

 


2013

Freelance Assistant Choreographer with

Enfiniti Academy

 

Stephen Rahman-Hughes

 

 

“Seussical-the cat in the hat”

 

 

 

 

2013

Freelance model shooting

UNITAR

 

 

 

2014

Freelance model shooting for tourism

Media Corp Malaysia

 

 

 

 

Freelance performer

Dua Space Dance Theatre

 

 

KLCC

 

 

 

 

Freelance performer

Amitofo Care Centre (A.C.C)

 

 

 

2015

Freelance model shooting for dance

Mr Lee Company

 

 

 

2017

Freelance Assistant for Jackie Barnes

ISTD Malaysia Awards

 

 

 

2018

Freelance Assistant Choreographer

SJK(C) Puay Chai

 

Freelance Stage Manager

SRJK (C) Kuen Cheng 2

 

 

Centrestage Dance Academy sdn

 

 

bhd (Klang)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Background

 

Formal Education

 

Year

Level

Institutions

 

 

 

2005

SPM

SMK Ave Maria Convent Ipoh

 

 

 

2007 – 2009

Diploma in Secretary

Olympia College Ipoh

 

 

 

June 2009 –

Diploma in Dance

Akademi Seni Budaya dan

June 2012

 

Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA)

 

 

 


Dance Education

 

Year

 

Examination Board

 

Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002

– 2009

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) London,

 

§

Completed Grade 1 – 8

 

 

UK

 

§

Completed Vocational Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate – Advanced 1

 

 

 

 

 

2015

– 2017

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) London,

 

Certificate of Ballet Teaching

 

 

UK

 

Studies (CBTS)

 

 

 

 

 

2015

- 2018

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

§

Completed Modern Theatre in

 

 

(ISTD)

 

 

Dance Level Intermediate -

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced 2

 

 

 

§

Completed Jazz Award Silver

 

 

 

 

 

and Gold

 

 

 

§

Associate Modern Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance Trainings / Workshops

 

Year

Course

Institutions

 

 

 

2013

Dancer’s Training Program

Damansara Performing Arts

(Jan-Sept)

 

Centre

2013

RAD Advanced Course (CPD)

Royal Academy of Dance

(Nov)

 

 

 

 

 

2014

RAD Grade 4 & 5 Course (CPD)

Royal Academy of Dance

 

 

 

2015

ISTD Malaysia Summer School

Imperial Society of Teachers of

(10th- 14th Aug)

 

Dancing (ISTD)

 

 

 

2016

RAD Dance to Your Own Tune (CPD)

Royal Academy of Dance

 

 

 

2017

Teaching Creative Dance Through the

Dua Space Dance Theatre

(29th July)

Basics of Labanotation

Academy

 

 

 

2018

Chinese Dance Workshop

WUXU Dance Troupe

(10th June)

 

 

 

 

 

2018

Summer School 2018 Senior Jazz Dance

London Studio Centre

(23th July – 27th

Course

 

July)

 

 

 

 

 


2018

Summer School Senior Contemporary

Northern School of

(30th July – 3th

Dance

Contemporary Dance

July)

 

 

 

 

 

2018

§ ISTD Modern Theatre Dance

Imperial Society of Teachers of

(6th Aug – 10th

(Advanced 2)

Dancing (ISTD) at The University

Aug

§ ISTD Modern Theatre Grade 4 Girls’

of Chichester

 

 

 

Work including Amalgamations

 

 

§ Introduction to the New

 

 

Contemporary Syllabus

 

 

§ ISTD Modern Theatre Grade 1- 5

 

 

Girls’ Amalgamations

 

 

 

 

2018

§ Commercial Hip Hop with Brendon

Federal Academy of Ballet

(16th Dec)

Hansford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Participation in Performances (Guest Performer)

 

Year

Event

Company

 

 

 

2013

DanceBox – “Honey”

Choreographed by Syaffiq Hambali

 

 

 

2014

ICONDE Contemporary Dance

UMA Dance Company

 

 

 

2015

Dancing In Place - Site specific

Choreographed by Leng Poh Gee

 

“Dancer Berpura-pura”

 

 

 

 

 

UM Recital Performance

Choreographed by Fiona Bai Jin

 

“The Journey”

 

 

 

 

 

Hari Belia – Site specific

Choreographed by Rithaudin Abdul

 

“Dust to dust”

Kadir

 

 

 

2016

Dancing In Place - Site specific

Choreographed by Rithaudin Abdul

 

“Punctured”

Kadir

 

 

 

 

UM Recital Performance

Choreographed by Joyce Chan Suet

 

“This Boat Made of Paper”

Mei

 

 

 

 

Project Dance Penang

Eximius School of Performing Arts

 

 

 

2017

UM Dance Showcase

Choreographed by Dr. Premalatha

 

Indian Classical Dance (Bharatanatym)

a/p Thiagarajan

 

 

 


 

DanceBox – “Almost Lovers”

Choreographed by Joyce Chan Suet

 

 

Mei

 

 

 

 

12th Anniversary of Eximius School of

Choreographed by Kenny Shim

 

Performing Arts

 

 

 

 

2018

Celebration of Earth Hour

Choreographed by Rithaudin Abdul

 

- Site Specific

Kadir

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Professional Involvements / Honours / Awards

 

 

2008 – Awarded as “Ms Olympia College Ipoh” at Olympia College.

 

 

2008 – Competitor “4th Annual Shining Teens 2008 Malaysia”, 2nd Runner Up at Kbox Karaoke Ipoh.

 

 

2009 – Competitor “12th TDS Solo Classical Ballet Competition”, as Category 1 Giselle Variation, at Matic Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

2009 – Participant “So You Think You Can Dance”, Top 40, at Dataran Merdeka.

 

 

2013 – Dancer in “Short and Sweet” dance competition, at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, choreographed by Gan Chih Pei and Jasmine Lee Mei Ling.

 

 

2013 – Dancer in “Dewa” a song from Awi Rafael for “Bisikan Syaitan” a local Malay movie trailer.

 

 

2014 – Competitor in “Malam Kemuncak Planet Joget”, at RTM 1, 1st runner up in duet Joget choreographed by Khairulazhar Mohtar founder of Nyala Dance Theatre.

 

 

2014 – Choreographer of “DASAMAHAVIDYA”, Indian Contemporary Dance, ASTANA, at Shantanand Hall.

 

 

2014 – Competitor in “Korea Andong Mask Festival”, at Korea, Champion and Gold Medal for Malaysia.

 

 

2015 – Choreographer of “Into the Dark”, contemporary ballet, Young Emerging of Choreographer, at Dataran Underground.


2015 – Competitor in “Pesta Tarian Cina Malaysia Ke-27”, Chinese Dance, consolation prize, at Sekolah Menengah Poi Lam (SUWA).

 

 

2016 – Choreographer of “Play Time 2.0”, contemporary ballet, Project Dance Penang, at Gurney Paragon Mall Penang.

 

 

2017 – Competitor in “Get the Beat International Dance Competition”, contemporary duet “Almost Lovers” choreographed by Joyce Chan Suet Mei, 1st prize and golden ticket winner, Singapore.

 

 

2018 – Choreographer of “Adaptation”, site specific performance, Aktiv Kultur Day, at Rawsome

 

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