CHRISTINA CHAN

Christina graduated summa cum laude with a B.F.A. in Dance from The Boston Conservatory in May 2010 and was awarded the prestigious Arthur B. Whitney Medal for highest scholastic achievement. She had previously trained at the Singapore Ballet Academy and the The New Zealand School of Dance.

 

From 2012-2016 she was a full-time artist and the rehearsal master with Frontier Danceland where she worked with artists from USA, Australia, Taiwan, France, Israel and Belgium including Noa Zuk, Stephanie Lake, Byron Perry, Sita Ostheimer Liu Yen Cheng, Matej Kejzar, Stephanie Batten Bland, Shahar Binyamini, Wallie Wolfgruber, Gabrielle Nankivell and more. Her choreographic works at Frontier include Coming Soon, Between, Fatroom, Bufo Alvarius and Little momentous and have been performed numerous times locally and abroad in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Israel and at invitation from CCNT Tours in France.

 

Christina has also created 4 repertory works for Singapore Dance Theatre. These include Waiting, Shift or Go and Traces we left Behind which premiered at Dans Festival 2014 and was performed in Cambodia in 2015 and Unfound 2016.

 

Christina has co-created Midlight with Aymeric Bichon, which premiered at Dancer’s Locker 2015 and was performed at Asia Pacific Dance Bridge. She also co-created Flux of Time, Stroboscope, Life On and the full-length work Iris with Aymeric. An Excerpt of Flux of time was performed in Israel at “Batsheva Hosts”, a platform run by Batsheva Dance Company. Iris is a full length work that recently premiered at Da:ns Festival 2016.

Christina and Aymeric have a collective together www.dancemeasheep.com and recently traveled to New Zealand, Australia and Africa for work including Replica by Stephanie Lake and Innermore which they created together.

Featured as “upcoming dance artist of the year to watch” in 2012 by local newspaper Lianhe Zaobao and in Prestige magazine’s “nation’s brightest 40 under 40, 2013”, Christina was also a National Arts Council Scholarship recipient from 2005-2010 and a recipient of the Julie Ince Thompson Scholarship as well as a Merit Scholarship from The Boston Conservatory. She was the winner of local national choreographic competition Sprouts 2011 and "Best Dancer" in Sprouts 2012. Christina was also the Honouree in the 2015 JCI TOYP outstanding young persons award in the category of cultural achievement.

HONG GUO FENG

Guofeng is the artistic director and resident choreographer of Sigma Contemporary Dance. He has directed and choreographed all of her major productions since 2012 and most recently, premiered her full length work, Insatiable at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. His works have been performed in local arts festival such as M1 Contact Festival and invited to international dance festivals such as Dance Circus 2016 and Blossom Arts Festival 2017.

 

He currently shares his knowledge of dance with young adults and working adults through workshops and masterclasses and has been invited to present his works alongside dancers from contemporary dance clubs of local tertiary institutions.

 

Guofeng is interested in delivering visceral experiences to the audience through his works which are based on the ongoing development of his movement and choreography philosophy.

YARRA ILETO

Yarra Ileto graduated with a BA First Class Honours Degree in Performing Arts (Dance) at LASALLE College of the Arts. Upon graduating Ileto joined T.H.E Dance Company as one of the full-time founding members. She has performed in all the company’s works from 2008 to January 2015 touring extensively in Asia and Europe and has worked with noted choreographers such as Cheuk Yin Mui, Xing Liang, Zhang Xiaoxiong, Boi Sakti, Kim Jae Duk, Dimo Kirilov and Kwik Swee Boon to name a few. She has also choreographed works for T.H.E Main Company, T.H.E Second Company and several local Universities and Colleges.

 

Yarra is a professional freelance dance artist, choreographer and lecturer, recently performing in M1 CONTACT, M1 Fringe Festival and Artscience Late 2018. She is also the present technique tutor for NUS Dance Synergy and was the recipient of the National Art’s Council Young Artist Award in 2017.

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