Jean began dancing Hip Hop at the age of 17, after seven years of Chinese Dance training. She has since undergone training in Street Jazz, Popping and Contemporary and is currently working as a freelance dance instructor, performer and choreographer in Singapore.
She was Temasek Polytechnic Dance Ensemble’s (TPDE) President in from 2007-2008, and led the club in various events including the annual GEM production. Jean’s performance portfolio includes large-scale productions such as O School Recital, as well as major events like The Big Groove 2011, Dr. Georgia Lee’s Party at Zouk, the Avalon Official Opening (Singapore) and PSY’s show at Marina Bay Sands in 2012. She attended BoogieZone XChange, an intensive dance training programme held in Los Angeles in 2012, where she got to perform the works of renowned choreographers such as Gigi Torres, JP San Pedro and Candace Brown, and was selected to conduct a workshop at BoogieZone Utopia.
Her passion for choreography and teaching was ignited when she began to get more opportunities to choreograph for productions and competitions such as Super 24, in which she led her team to the championship in 2012. She also was the choreographer for Celebrate 2013!, Mediacorp’s New Year Countdown show. In 2013, she was blessed with the opportunity to be one of the main choreographers for an annual production “In The Making” which involved at least 70 youths for the production. She was also one of the main choreographers for CHINGAY 2014 for the PAYM sector.
Jean has also led various schools such as St Joseph’s Institution (Junior) and Tanglin Secondary School as their co-choreographer. SJI Junior was crowned Champion for DanceWorks 2013 Category 1 and was awarded with the Best Choreography Award and Tanglin Secondary emerged as 2nd Runner -Up and was also awarded with the Best Choreography Award and Best Theme Award for Category 2. In addition, Jean also co-choreograph and led Tanglin Secondary in SYF 2013 and Super 24 2013 where they were awarded Distinction and 1st Placing, respectively.
Jean’s major dance achievements include Champion Group for All Babes Cineleisure Dance Battle 2012& 2013, Super 24 2012, Jim Beam Dance Competition 2009, Pop Culture 2008 and DanceWorks! Prelim 2007, 1st Runner up for Super 24 2013, 2nd Runner up for ESPN Xtreme Showdown2009, Suntec Dance 2008 and DanceWorks 07 Finals, Finalist for Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 1 & 4, Suntec Dance 2009 and Funkamania 2008.
Believing in adopting a humble learning attitude in every aspect of life, Jean strives to improve by attending dance classes regularly. Her positivity and determination are what leads her to continue her pursuit of her dreams, and she aims to inspire and impact others’ lives by helping to shape their dreams into reality.