Dip. RBS, ARAD
Founder and Director
Founder of Sri Wilayah Ballet Centre. Finished her RAD Advanced 2 examination in 1979 and continued her dance training and teachers training course at the Royal Ballet School in London. On graduating, Ms Lee danced with the Vienna Festival Ballet Company, performing roles of the fairies and Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty. On her return to Malaysia, she performed with Sutra Dance Company and KL Dance Theatre and started the ballet centre. Since then, she has become one of the most respected ballet educators in the region, dividing her time between Sri Wilayah and her duties as a tutor and mentor of student teachers for the Royal Academy of Dance. Ms. Lee also choreographed musicals with the Selangor Philharmonic Society and performances for The Dance Society of Malaysia’s dance festivals and productions, namely The Slave Princess, which premiered in 2000 in Petaling Jaya and was restaged in 2007 and 2009 in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Ms. Lee is a founding member of The Dance Society of Malaysia and has retired from serving as Vice-president. She is a Tutor for the RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and was also engaged by the RAD to tutor the new Grade 1-5 syllabus.
Goh Siew Hiong (ARAD)
Ms. Goh started dance classes in her teens. Being late did not stop her from pursuing dance as a career. She joined the “Professional Dancers Course” at Ellie Zhou Ballet Studio. In 2005, she danced with Ajkun Ballet Theatre in New York. She also completed her Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies of the Royal Academy of Dance, London. In 2006, she passed both the RAD and ISTD Advanced 2. She danced in The Dance Society of Malaysia’s productions ‘Passion Flower’, ‘Slave Princess’ and many others. She was also Ballet Mistress and rehearsal teacher for the productions of Slave Princess in Kuala Lumpur in 2007 and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah in 2009, Danceworks Productions of Carmen in 2010 and Don Quixote 2011.
Ms. Goh has been teaching in Sri Wilayah Ballet Centre since 2007 and is now a full time teacher and a personal assistant to the Director.
Ho Kah Yeng (ARAD)
Ho Kah Yeng completed her Royal Academy of Dance’s Certificate of Ballet Studies in 2013 and is now a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance. She has been teaching in Sri Wilayah Ballet Centre since 2011 and is now a full time teacher with the school.
She assisted Danceworks Production’s Coppelia in 2013 by helping in wardrobe and makeup. She is one of the committee members of The Dance Society of Malaysia and has been coordinating TDS’ Solo Classical Ballet Competition since 2016. Aside from dance, Kah Yeng also holds a Diploma in Graphic Design.
Tan I-Lyn (ARAD)
I-Lyn trained in classical ballet with Sri Wilayah Ballet Centre in Kuala Lumpur where she completed Advanced 1 in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus in 2007. Between 2005 and 2008, she performed at the Living Heritage Malaysian Dance Festival (2005) and for The Dance Society of Malaysia. Additionally, I-Lyn performed in Sri Wilayah Ballet Centre’s concerts, while also taking part in the dance ensemble for Cempaka School’s Annual Box Office Production “Witches of Oz” (2007).
She furthered her studies in dance at the Victoria College of Arts (VCA), University of Melbourne, in the year 2010 and graduated with a Bachelor of Dance undergraduate degree in 2012. Now back in Malaysia, she has completed her Advance 2 examination and is currently teaching at SWBC. I-Lyn participated in Short + Sweet 2013 and debuted her first piece of choreography entitled Pulsate.
Yap Lee Ya (ARAD)
Yap Lee Ya joined the teaching faculty in October 2010. She completed her Royal Academy of Dance’s Advanced 2 examination in 2009 and obtained a distinction. Miss Yap was the 1st prize winner in The Dance Society of Malaysia’s 13th Solo Classical Ballet Competition 2010 for Category 1 and was awarded the Patron’s Award to experience a week’s training with the Singapore Dance Theatre. She was also chosen to perform with the Danceworks Production’s Don Quixote in January 2011. Having Ms. Lee Yupin as her mentor for her teaching module in the RAD Certificate of Ballet Studies, Lee Ya is now a fully registered teacher with the RAD. Lee Ya performed in ‘La Bayadere’ (2015) a collaboration between KL Danceworks and The Dance Society of Malaysia, as a soloist dancer. She runs Lee Ya Ballet Studio, located in Klang.
Lim Jeng Bing (ARAD)
Lim Jeng Bing completed her Royal Academy of Dance’s Advanced 2 examination and Certification of Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) in 2017.
In the same year, by having Ms Goh Siew Hiong and Ms Lee Yupin as mentors for her teaching module in the RAD Certificate of Ballet Studies, Jeng Bing became a fully registered teacher with the RAD, London.
Besides ballet, Jeng Bing is also a teacher for Korean Pop Dance and trainer of stage dancers. She runs My Dance Garden Centre in Kuantan.
Cheryl Yap & Cecilia Chan
SW ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT
The Admin Department consists of two staff, Ms Cheryl Yap & Ms Cecilia Chan. Cheryl joined our school in 2018 and was formerly a ballet dancer. Cecilia joined in early 2020 and her working experience covers Accounts, Admin & Credit Controller in her past & current full time employment.
Both staff are currently managing all office administrative duties and overseeing the front office i.e as the first point of contact with students for incoming calls, enquiries for new intake, fee collection, and any other general office correspondence.
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