Our Founder & Artistic Advisor
Lim Moi Kim
Born in Singapore, Madam Lim Moi Kim is recognised by the arts community for her artistic excellence, as well as contribution and commitment to Singapore Chinese dance scene.
She is the founding Artistic Director of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Dance Troupe, Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT) and former lecturer at the LaSalle College of the Arts, Dance Faculty. She is presently an Artistic Advisor of SCDT and Adjunct Lecturer in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Dance Department.
Throughout her career, Madam Lim has produced many commendable works that have left indelible impressions on critics and audiences alike. From 1989 to 2012, Madam Lim had actively choreographed for her troupe’s biennial dance production “SHHKACT Dance Night”, and as the troupe later officially established as a professional dance company, she continues to produce more refreshing and outstanding works for the company. Her works have frequently been showcased on both local and overseas platforms, many of which have received recognition from local and overseas audiences alike.
At the 2002 Liverpool International Theatre Festival, her work “Madam White Snake” bagged the “People’s Choice”, “Best Visual Presentation” and “Outstanding Supporting Actress” awards. Her other well-received work “Stillness in Motion” has also been showcased at the “APPAN Festival and Symposium 2015” held in Yogyakarta City, Indonesia, and “World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific 2016” held in Seoul, Korea.
Other outstanding works by Madam Lim include “Essence of Existence”, “Elegance”, “Unkindled”, “Zephyr”, “Of Promises and Possibilities”, “Vivified” and “Silk of Destiny".
With years of hard work and perseverance, Madam Lim has earned a fine reputation for herself in the dance industry. She has many times been invited to choreograph for prestigious national events, been invited as an external examiner or adjudicator for dance examinations and competitions, and also invited to work with important bodies such as the Ministry of Education. In 2018, Madam Lim was formally invited as an overseas dance lecturer by the Yunnan Arts Institute Affiliated Arts School.
Apart from dance, Madam Lim is also a veteran Chinese opera performer and instructor. She has played the lead role in many performances and performed locally as well as overseas, in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, Canada and Spain. She is highly regarded for her outstanding performance and is a respectable figure in the Chinese opera community.
Madam Lim is also a dedicated and knowledgeable martial arts practitioner who has come under the tutelage of many renowned professionals. She obtained the “International Wushu San Shou Dao 7th Degree Black Belt Title of Honor” in 2012, and in recognition of her determination and perseverance in promoting this branch of Chinese cultural arts, she also received the “World Famous Martial Arts Master Title of Honours” in the same year.