Neo Jenny is presently the Artistic Director of the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT), Adjunct Lecturer at the LaSalle College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore), as well a Tutor of NUS (National University of Singapore) Chinese Dance.
From a young age, Jenny developed an interest in 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. Jenny later pursued ballet, jazz and hip-hop to enrich herself further. 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. Jenny later enrolled in LaSalle College of the Arts to develop her range 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.
“SOAR: A Devotion (2022), co-choreographed with Benedict Soh, premiered in SCDT’s ninth Company production.
“If It’s Now” (2022), co-choreographed with Benedict Soh, premiered in Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts.
“The Susurration of the Tree (2021)” premiered digitally in SCDT’s eighth Company Production.
“Phases - Within Our Control” (2021), presented by Diploma in Dance, Lasalle-College of the Arts, and “Harmony” (2021), presented by Diploma in Dance, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, are showcased at the Esplanade and schools’ digital platforms.
“BE “Wildered” (2021), presented by NUS Chinese Dance in NUS Arts Festival 2021.
“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 commission 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, 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” in the “Sprouts – New Works Platform for Budding Choreographers”.