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   Suhaili Micheline Ahmad Kamil BA, ARAD, AISTD

Suhaili holds a Bachelor Degree in Dance (Hons) from The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne, and an Associate with the Modern faculty of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD, UK). Awarded the Boh Cameronian Arts Awards for Best Featured Performer and Most Promising Artist in 2009. she has since won many more Boh Cameronian awards for performance and choreographic works. Suhaili represented Malaysia in the World Championships Performing Arts 2010, Los Angelis, and won 2 Grand World Titles.  In 2013 with TerrylandTheCuz, she produced directed and danced in her production Flatland. The following year Suhaili spent 2 months in Adelaide rehearsing and performing her role as Pontianak in Lina Limosani's reproduction of A Delicate Situation. Suhaili has been with Aurora since the age of 3. She is ambassador for Under Amour and advocate for saving the sharks under Shark Savers Malaysia . Suhaili is now principal and events director. 
 

Suraya Kamil, LISTD, ARAD

Advisor to  Aurora Dance and Performing Arts Centre.  Suraya holds a licentiate Diploma of Classical Ballet with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD, UK) and Associate from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD, UK).  She has been a dance professional since 1980, and an international theatrical dance adjudicator.  Suraya is instrumental in preparing students for international competitions and professional certifications. She studied with Lee Lee Lan.



Siti Amellia Feroz ARAD

Amellia is an exemplary student with distinctions from Royal Academy of Dance (RAD, UK) and from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD, UK). A winner of numerous National and International classical ballet, modern and ballroom dance championships. Amellia began her dancing with Aurora School of Dance since the age of 4. Amellia was awarded Best Female Performer at the 2012 Short & Sweet Dance Festival. Her piece Work Phase won the Audience choice  award at the same festival in 2015. Upon her graduation with a bachelors in Mass Communication in 2016, Amellia  attended the World Dance Movement workshop in Italy and winning a scholarship to study dance in New York , USA. 





Alina Grace Tan

Alina started ballet at age of 3, and had throughout her youth taken up various types of dance from Ballet to Modern to Jazz to Tap to Ballroom and various types of local Traditional dances.She found that amongst all the dances; Latin American Ballroom was her favourite since been introduced to the various types of Latin American Ballroom dances. She pursued this further and in 1994 started taking Latin American Ballroom more seriously and started competing locally and internationally and deemed as South East Asia undefeated champions from 1994-1996.

 

Teoh May Jean ARAD

May Jean is currently completing the Diploma in Classical Ballet Performance at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Another exemplary student with distinctions from Royal Academy of Dance (RAD, UK) and from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD, UK). A winner of numerous National and International dance competition and a recipient of international dance scholarships (Singapore and Melbourne). May Jean started with Aurora School of Dance at age 5.






                                 Kia Yee Tan ARAD, AISTD

Kia Yee who holds a Bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of New South Wales, Australia started her classical ballet training at age of 5. With her interest in dancing, she exposed herself to various types of dances including Modern Ballet, Contemporary, Traditional Chinese, and Ballroom Dance. In year 2016, she completed her Advanced 2 of the Royal Academy of Dance . She is now actively performing, teaching, and choreographing.  Kia Yee is a certified dance teacher with the ISTD and manages Aurora's events  and projects. 

 

                                                              Phoebe Chan ARAD  

Phoebe began her dance training at Aurora from the age of five. She has successfully completed vocational exams with the RAD and the ISTD Imperial Ballet and Modern Dance faculties.  She has competed and received awards and prizes as a solo dancer as  well as a troupe member in dance contests held nationally and internationally. In 2015 Phoebe won several dance scholarships at the World Dance Movement workshop in Barcelona, Spain. A teacher in training Phoebe coaches young competitors and choreographs pieces for school and commercial projects. A straight As student, she  leaves us for 18 months to pursue her bachelors degree in psychology in Minnesota, USA. 


 Jill Chew ARAD

Jill joined Aurora 6 years ago and is now a trained classical and Modern dancer. A dance teaching in training, Jill who recently graduated with a diploma in Arts Entertainment was instrumental in the production and management of several dance and theatrical projects. As a dance practitioner and up and coming choreographer, Jill produced and directed 'Against the Odds" staged in May 2016 at the Five Arts Theatre in Kuala Lumpur. The love for the art of dance  has taken Jill to Hong Kong and Spain as a competitor and a participant in workshops and seminars. 

 

 Sze Wan Tang 

Sze Wan joined her first ballet class when she was 5 years old and developed great passion for dancing ever since. Sze Wan who holds a degree in commerce, gained her Grade 8 Award of the Royal Academy of Dance and is currently training in both modern and classical dances as she pursues the advanced level. Throughout the years she has also been actively involved in dance performances, including choreography roles.

 

                                                   Cheryl Soh ARAD  

A student with Aurora since age 7 Cheryl has successfully completed the advanced 2 ISTD Modern and RAD Classical ballet examinations in 2015 and 2016 respectively. She will take the ISTD advanced 2  Imperial Ballet examinations in 2017. Cheryl has been a competitor in solo and group dance events from the age of 10. By age 11 she was a finalist and a scholarship recipient at the 2nd  Asian Grand Prix International Competition hosted in Hong Kong. Cheryl is now enrolled in a teacher's  training programme and dancer with Aurora Dance Company

 

 Amanda Loh

Amanda, a mass communication diploma graduate joined Aurora in 2016 to further her training as a performer and classical and modern dance teacher. Dancing since the age of three, classically trained Amanda is part of a hip hop crew and performs with the Aurora Dance Company. A teacher in training Amanda teaches at the Kota Damansara studio and the newly established location in Uptown Damansara Utama. 

 

 Rachel Soh ARAD 

Rachel started ballet lessons at Aurora at age 3 and modern a couple of years later. She has completed the advanced 2 RAD classical ballet examinations and  is a distinction candidate for all her graded and voacational ISTD modern theatre dance  examnations. Since winning an international line dance competition she has competed in many more solo and group competitions locally.  Currently a mass communication student at an international college Rachel teaches several classes a week and dances with the Aurora Dance Company 

 

                               Christine Chew 


Christine Chew Sie Theng gained her Bachelor of Dance degree with Honours in choreography from Akademi Kebudayaan dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA) as well as completing the  Bharatanatyam Arangetram, in 2014. She is a budding choreographer whose more successful works include “Hidden”, “Happened, Happening, Happen”, “Share..? Nah”, “Mind Programming”, “Orchid” and “My Wonder??Land.  Christine’s significant international collaborations are with Robin Cantrell from Battery Dance Company, USA and the BOW project 2013 with Ng Mei-Yin and Cathy Seago from the United Kingdom. With a vast experience in performance and choreography behind her Christine joins Aurora as resident choreographer and Indian classical dance teacher 
 
 

Aaron Kamil BA(Music)

Aaron is a scholar from the Australian International Conservatorium of Music (AICM, Sydney) and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music (AICM, Sydney). In 2005-2008, Aaron was an understudy at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, Moscow. He is a gifted classical violinist and pianist, and is renowned in the KL art scene. Aaron teaches violin, piano and vocals.

Joshua Gui BA(Music)
 

Another gifted vocalist and scholar from the Australian International Conservatorium of Music (AICM, Sydney). Joshua holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music (AICM, Sydney). He is frequent performer in local musicals and dramas events. Joshua teaches vocals.





 


 
Nicole-Ann Thomas heads the Musical Theatre and Drama section of Aurora Dance and Perfoming Arts Centre.  She appeared in various full length Malaysian musicals and operas.  Nicole co-founded the Kuala Lumpur Ensemble and has directed for "Short and Sweet" Drama at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.  Nicole is a certified instructor in kickboxing and aerobics as well as Yoga.

 
 

Frances Teoh ARAD, NATD

Frances is an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher in classical ballet, contemporary and ballroom dance. A graduate of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York City, and an international dance adjudicator. Frances is an Associate with The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD, UK) and a Fellow of the National Association of Teachers Dancing (FNATD, UK) in Ballroom and Latin (Highly Commended Designation). She is an inductee in the Guinness World Records for most wins (186 championships) in SEA and Asia Pacific Senior Ballroom dance competitions. In 2012 , Frances gained her licence as an international adjudicator
 
 

Soh Chean Fai 

Chean Fai who holds a bachelor's degree in accountancy and works with a corporate training provider, loves dancing and sharing his passion for health and fitness with his students. A certified instructor in Salsa, Bachata and Zumba fitness, he trained in Singapore and has conducted dance and fitness workshops at the Tanah Merah Country Club and Petronas Carigali Hess in Kuala Lumpur to name a few. Chean Fai as a competitive performer has gained invaluable experience dancing amongst the best locally and abroad.  



 Suzan Manen ARAD

Suzan has had a long and varied involvement in the performing arts scene and has danced, acted and sung with various groups and theatre companies at most major venues locally and regionally. A graduate of The College of The Royal Academy of Dancing, London, she taught dance and was co founder and member of Scotch and Soda, performing at the original "All That Jazz" as well as television. 

Suzan, having worked in the advertising and film industry as a producer for two decades, is keen on helping senior citizens to maintain flexibility, strength and mobility through her 3F++ programme(i.e Fit, Fabulous Fifties and beyond programme).



 Azlan Zain Mohamed

Azlan Zain Mohamed is the first Malaysia kettlebell instructor certified by StrongFirst and  a Level 1 Functional Movement Specialist. His expertise includes core strength and sports training as well as post rehabilitation conditioning. With more than 10 years of experience in physical training and certifications in TRX, Power Plate and Vibrogym, Azlan is driven to teach and educate Malaysians on fitness and health. 



 Syazfizal Syazlee 

Fondly known as Sya, Syafizal Syazlee Salehud-din who graduated in Performing Arts majoring in Dance from University of Malaya in 2010, is currently pursuing his MA in Dance and Dance Research. A native of Johor, Sya involved himself in the Johor Heritage Foundation as a cultural artist from 2005 to 2007.  He has landed roles in musicals “Muzika Balada Sang Adi Putra”, “P. Ramlee the Musical II” and “Muzika Uda dan Dara” as well as TV drama series, and advertisements.Sya, a certified Zumba® Fitness instructor is also trained in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern and Malay traditional dances. His interest in dance has put him on stages in the region, Europe and the Middle East as well as winning accolades for performance and choreography at national competitions.  


 


 


 
  

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Taipan SJ Studio
No 23, 2nd Floor,
Jalan USJ 10/1F,
Subang Jaya 47620
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Kota Damansara Studio
No 19-3, 3rd Floor,
Jalan PJU 5/9
Dataran Sunway,
Kota Damansara 47810

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Sapphire Dance Co
75C Jalan SS21/60
Uptown 47400
Damansara Utama 
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3110249

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Bangunan Aiman, 3rd Floor, Corner, Lot 423, Section 5, Jalan Kulas Satok, Kuching, 93400, Sarawak
Tel: +6014-8868466
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