Teacher Profile

Susan Cheong Sarkies

 

– Teaching Diploma -RAD London
– Registered Teacher – RAD London
– Registered Mentor – RAD London
– Principal/ Artistic Director/ Mentor/ Teacher

 

Teaching Experiences

  • 1975-1977  – Assistant teacher with the British Association of Singapore – Ballet School
  • 1977-1990  – Full time dance teacher with the The British Association of Singapore (BAOS) Ballet School. In the 13 years with them, staged 4 Dance concerts at the Victoria Theatre and World Trade Centre (Harbour Front).
  • 1979 –  Taught at Yamaha Music School. Started entering students for RAD Examinations as a qualified Teacher
  • 1979 – 1996 –  17 years with the West Coast Community Centre. Had staged many roads shows for the People’s Association during the Christmas seasons, and also many Dances at the Inter-Community Clubs level.
  • 1990 – Head of Dance Department – at BayTree Club for Kids. Taught at Crestar Music School
  • 1992 – Choreographed ,taught and trained students (3-6 years old) at St.Clare’s Kindergarten for the year end concert.
  • 1991 – 1996 – Joined The Metropolitan Y.M.C.A. Education Section, and taught Ballet and Tap Dancing, staged two big productions at the World Trade Centre.(now call Harbour front) and Victoria Theatre.
  • 1994 – Started own Ballet  School- FORMS BALLET and DANCE CENTRE was incorporated
  • 2001 – Celebrated 25 Years of Ballet Teaching by staging an Anniversary Dance Concert at UCC – Theatre
  • 2002 – present – Methodist Girls Primary School – Teachers Ballet for the CCA Program. Entered students for the annual Singapore Youth Festival (at SYF) competition, choreograph dances annually and also enter dancers for RAD exams annually.
  • 2005 – Celebrated 30 years of Teaching Ballet and Dance – Staged a 30th Anniversary Concert at UCC – Theatre.
  • 2008  – Taught and Trained students (3-6 yrs old) and teachers at St. Joseph’s Church for their year end Graduation and Kindergarten Christmas concert.
  • 2009 – A member of the Working Committee for A Dance Gala in support of the World Famous R.A.D – Genee International Ballet Competition, hosted in Singapore for the first time. Staged a Dance item for MGS Primary – Charity Concert
  • 2010 – Taught Dance at St. Stephen’s Primary School, Pr.1, under the MOE PAL module Programme. Staged a dance item for MGS Primary- Charity Concert
  • 2011 – 36 years in dedication to teaching quality Ballet. Hosting the RAD Summer School in June 2011
  • 2012 – Staged year end Dance item MGS Primary School.
  • 2013 – 38 years as an Educator of Ballet
  • 2015- 40 years teaching Ballet.

Other involvements include:

    • Volunteer in staging dances for other Community Clubs, Schools, Kindergartens, Churches, and Social Functions.
    • Judged Dance Competition like Funkamania and Zaam2 by the National University of Singapore Cultural Activities groups, and was an Assessor to students of La Salle College of the Arts.
    • Many of her ex-students are now qualified RAD teachers and are teaching at the MYMCA, Crestar and also at various Community, Country and Social Clubs throughout Singapore and also overseas, like in London and Australia.
      Some are professional dancers in Ballet/Dance company.

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