Mayu Miranda Watanabe’s passion for dance began in her childhood, and has continued ever since. At 16, she would win her first major accolade, 2nd place at the Hokkaido Ballet Competition in 2001. From this bright start, she went on to train at the world-renowned Central School of Ballet in London, during which she won both the Choreographic and Central Trust Awards in 2006. While at school, she also ballets like Marius Pepita’s Le Corsaire, and also participated in the Ballet Central tour at 25 venues across the United Kingdom. In 2007, she received her BA(Hons) Degree & Diploma in Professional Dance and Performance, with first class honours.
Following her graduation, she has become a fixture in Singapore’s dance community, dancing with The Arts Fission Company (2009 - 2013), as well as teaching Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance at SOTA and LASALLE. Most recently, she choreographed for LASALLE's Dance graduation showcase “Constant Flux” in April 2016. In 2014, Mayu founded her own school of dance, M.A. Ballet, where she teaches classical ballet as the school’s Principal Instructor.
Naomi is a teacher of Classical Ballet, having taught since 2011. She was trained at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), where she earned a Diploma in Dance. While still a student at NAFA, her skill and dedication were recognised in a number of awards, such as the Ngee Ann Kongsi Merit Award, the NAFA Scholarship, and the Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship. Upon graduation, Naomi danced full-time for The Arts Fission Company, one of Singapore’s most established contemporary dance companies. Over the course of her career in dance, she has had the privilege of working with renowned choreographers such as Lim Fei Shen, Peter Chin, Wallie Wolfguber, Pichet Klunchun, and Angela Liong. Her international exposure also extends to performing in festivals in Hong Kong and Taiwan. She enjoys working with children and contributing to their growth and character development. She believes that Ballet training has much to offer children of all ages. Not only does it encourage a good posture and builds physical strength, it also develops an eye for beauty and artistry, and most importantly, it builds discipline and character, nurturing children to have strong minds and hearts.
Simone was trained in classical ballet & contemporary dance, and graduated with a Diploma from LaSalle College of the Arts. She is a qualified ballet teacher from the Royal Academy of Dance with more than 10 years of experience teaching in various dance schools in Singapore. Not only is she passionate in teaching ballet, Ms Simone is kind, friendly and gets along very well with young students. She imparts a positive approach in her way of teaching and is committed to developing the dance potential of all her students.
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