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Trained in jazz, hip hop, salsa & contemporary, Yizhen loves exploring different dance genres and ways of movement. An NUS Dance Ensemble alumna, she graduated from L.A. Dance Connection’s Scholarship & Apprenticeship Programme (SG) under the direction of Lionel Araya, & Broadway Dance Center’s International Student Visa Program (NY), receiving the Outstanding Student Award (Sep 2011) while mentoring with Sheila Barker, Joy Karley, Jamie J. & Co., Joanna Numata & Jared Grimes. She is a certified Balanced Body Pilates Mat instructor, & trained in the Balanced Body curriculum to teach the Reformer & CoreAlign®.
Credits include the Carnival - The Choreographers' Ball NYC 10th Anniversary show with Jamie J & Co.; YFest SixTeen Dance Challenge ‘12 & '13 (Kumari Suraj & Buddha Stretch); group hip hop dance competitions Funkamania XII (finalist) & Esplanade's Overdrive '06 (semi-finalist); the Singapore and L.A. Salsa Congress; Fashion’s Night Out ‘11 NYC for supermodel Coco Rocha, Good Morning America Halloween Special for LMFAO, & Thanksgiving Voices of Love Concert for Taiwanese artiste Alex To. She also co-produced and co-choreographed ROUSE – Contemporary Dance Showcase (NY) and LAMBANŌ – A Contemporary Fusion Dance Show (SG).
Yizhen has taught at Dance On Us Studios, Moving Arts Studio, The Moving Body, Jitterbugs Swingapore®, St Anthony's Cannossian Primary, Naval Base Secondary School, L.A. Dance Connection, workshops at Esplanade's da:ns Festival, various fitness centres and corporate/private classes. She aims to share what she has learnt to enhance her students' quality of movement & fuel their passion for dance. Come move & groove with her!