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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®.
Performance 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); 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 co-produced and co-choreographed ROUSE – Contemporary Dance Showcase (NY) and LAMBANŌ – A Contemporary Fusion Dance Show (SG). Most recently she choreographed Still for Ngee Ann Poly's D3 Contemporary Dance Club's 2013 concert.
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!