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Artistic Director 

Neo Jenny

Neo Jenny is presently the Artistic Director of the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT), Adjunct Lecturer of the LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore) as well as instructor of NUS (National University of Singapore) Chinese Dance.

Since a young age, Jenny had developed an interest for the arts under the influence of her mother, Madam Lim Moi Kim. She started her training in Chinese classical and Chinese ethnic folk dance at the age of ten. To further enrich herself, Jenny later also pursued ballet, jazz and hip-hop. In 2004, she was awarded grants from the National Arts Council and Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan to further her professional training at the Beijing Dance Academy, where she studied Dance Choreography. To develop her range, Jenny later also enrolled in LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, and graduated with a BA (Honours) in Dance in 2009. Over the course of her studies, Jenny has come under the tutelage of, as well as collaborated with, many renowned and experienced dance practitioners who have greatly value-added to her learning.

Jenny actively choreographs for dance company, schools and major national events like the Chingay Parade and National Day Parade. She has produced many outstanding works, earning herself high recognition in the dance industry local and abroad.

CHOREOGRAPHY WORKS

"The Void Within" (2017), a collaboration with guest artiste Jiang Wei from China. It was premiered in SCDT's fifth Company Production, HEARTiculation

"The Voyage Down South" (2017), a collaboration with company dancer Zeng Xiang under the commissioned of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan as part of the Singapore Hokkien Festival in 2017.

 

"Fry-Fingerling —— a segment of Returning" (2015), a collaboration with composer Julian Wong, under the direction of Madam Goh Lay Kuan. She was one of the five choreographers for the production “Returning”, an opening show for the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2015.

“The Wilderness” (2014), a full-length dance drama that was premiered in SCDT's second Company Production, ROOTED | A Triple Bill. This work was also staged at the “Vietnam International Dance Festival 2017" held in Ninh Binh, Vietnam and clinched a Gold award.

“The Invisible Entity” (2011), received the “Most Popular Work” and “Best Dancer” awards in the “Sprouts – New Works Platform for Budding Choreographers”.