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SUZANNE TAN

PRE-COMPETITIVE & BALLET TEACHER

Suzanne started her dance practice with classical ballet at the age of seven under the tutelage of Ms. Sandra Ho. Over the 17 years of ballet training, she has since completed her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 2 certification and ventured into other genres such as contemporary, jazz, and street dance. She performs and competes as part of a local all-female dance crew, The Débutante, where under the mentorship of Amin Alifin, they have created a signature style that incorporates their various backgrounds and genres of interest. This has earned her crew many titles locally and internationally including their most recent achievement as Champions at the All-Babes Cineleisure Dance Competition 2019 as well as semi-finalists in Season 6’s China’s Got Talent which they were invited to participate in. As an individual, Suzanne is discovering her own artistic repertoire and hopes to create works that people find beauty in. She enjoys collaborations and would engage in personal dance projects such as the Esplanade Exchange performances.

Through the years, Suzanne also started teaching and has 6 years of prior experience, from choreographing for Primary school dance enrichment programmes and CCA dance clubs to teaching graded ballet classes. Her interest in the dancer’s anatomy and kinesiology grew the more she taught as she recognised the importance of helping students understand their bodies. By doing so, they will be able to practice any performance sport safely and effectively as well as establish a firm technical foundation to reach their potential. 

Today, Suzanne is a registered NROC rhythmic gymnastics coach and National Level 1 Judge with Singapore Gymnastics, coaching the sport in school CCA and club training. She began her coaching journey working with young athletes to discover the cross benefits of dance and ballet technique training. The rigor of this multi-disciplinary sport fuelled her passion to coach beyond skills, placing focus on teaching values of excellence, respect, and friendship that she believes will help her students develop a strong character to face life beyond the sport.