Curriculum Vitae

  • Master in Dance Therapy, Codarts University for Arts, Netherlands (2012)
  • Postgraduate in Dance Therapy, Codarts University for Arts (2009)
  • Dip in Ed (credit), Nanyang Techonological University, National Institute of Education (2000)
Speech & Drama:
  • Distinction in group recital, grade 8, London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art 
  • Honour & Merit Certificate in speech & drama, grade 5 to 7, London College of Music, Thames Valley University
Selected Certificates:
  • Completed 3 parts in Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP): Part 1, 2 & 3 (105H):- Tension-Flow Rhythms,Bipolar & Unipolar Shape Flow, Tension-Flow Attributes, Pre-Efforts, Efforts, Shape in Planes, Shape in Directions, Shape Flow Designs
  • Movement Psychodiagnostic Inventory Introductory workshop
  • Senses & Perception 
  • Basic Neurological Patterns (BNP)
  • Primitive Reflexes, Right Reactions, Equilibrium Responses (RRR) 
  • Ontogenetic Development
  • Certified Ways of Seeing Practitioner by Dr Suzi Tortora
Selected Dance Therapy Experiences:
  • Fieldwork with adults with personality disorders, depression, elderly with depression, low functioning adults with behavourial problems, pregnant mothers with depression and mothers and infants in psychiatric ward
  • Internship with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder clients (Women's group)
  • Observed music, drama and art therapists at work and participated in the sessions with clients in fieldwork & internship, and also activity leaders at work in fieldwork and attachment
  • Facilitated movement session in a retreat with cancer survivors and dementia elderly nuns 
  • Facilitated movement sessions with children with special needs
  • Assisted a dance therapist on research paper on movement observation and analysis
  • Notated movement observation on mothers and babies using The Emotional Availability Scales and KMP
Selected Teaching Experiences:
  • Facilitator at SMU, training Dance Synergy group at NUS
  • Guest Lectures at the NAFA: BAMus students
  • English Activity Coach in the mainstream schools
  • Relief as a class assistant teacher in the special education school
  • Drama and Movement trainer for kindergarten, lower, upper primary and secondary 
  • Level head – internal in the English Department 
  • Teacher for 7 to 12 years old, teaching, English Mathematics, Science, Art, Music and Physical Education 
  • Teacher-in-charge of Speech and Drama Club, School Assembly Programmes 
  • Emcee for school events 
  • Training children for story-telling competition and as emcees for school events, winning various awards including three times champions
Selected Work:
  • Introduced Movement to Pre-school and children with Special needs in Netherlands (2011)
  • Workshops and private sessions for parents, infants, toddlers, children (including with special needs), youth and adults in Singapore (2010 - 2013)
  • Workshops for adults, parents, infants and toddlers in Kuala Lumpur & Johor Bahru (2011, 2013)
Volunteer work:
  • Volunteer work with hospice and day-care nursing home (present)
  • Volunteer work with children with special needs - autism (2011)
  • Volunteer work with elderly in Singapore and children and youth in Malaysia (Nov 2011, April 2013) 
  • Volunteer work with Hospice (April 2014 - Present)
  • Movement & Story-telling with Batam Orphanage (March 2011)
    Current Studies:
    • Training to be a spiritual director for retreats with Nita Ng.  
    • Deepening my personal and professional growth in the discipline of Authentic Movement with Celine Gimbrere in Netherlands. 
    Recent Publications:
    • Featured by Vadivu Govind on Peaceful Parenting in God Parenting, Good OLtimes newsletter (2016)
    • Radio interview by Eguene Loh on "A Slice of Life" programme (2016)
    • Interviewed by NEXT NTUC magazine (2012)
    • Interviewed by Singapore Local Newspaper (2010 & 2011)
    • Published journal article in Leaf2Life May & October Issue Journal (2010)
    • Published article in Today's Motherhood magazine online (2010)  
    •  "Dancing for Blue: The Movement Revolution - Giving Autism a Voice": "IN" magazine of The Straits Times,May 20, 2013
    • Publication of article in Tijdschrift voor vaktherapie, "Moving From Within' - Movement Analysis of Interaction, Vol. 2 (2011) 
    • Registered under NVDAT, Netherlands, organiser in Commission International Trainers team in 2012, volunteer in the continued-education committee (2016).
    • Stop Technique (understudied with a drama therapist)
    • KMP
    • Laban & Bartenieff Fundamentals
    • Ways of Seeing
    * For more information and current work, please visit LINKEDIN.

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