Ms Leia Ang
Masters in Dance Studies; Contemporary Artist and Lecturer
2018 – 2019 University of Auckland (UoA), Master of Dance Studies
2017 – 2018 University of Auckland (UoA), Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies with Distinction
2010 – 2012 University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in dance with concentration in K-12 Dance Teaching Licensure in the United States of America, Suma Cum Laude (First Class Honors)
2004 – 2007 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Dance Diploma
2020 – SG Culture Anywhere, ‘Progress on Psalm 19: A Physical Mediation’, choreographed with Wayne One. Singapore.
2018 – UoA Dance Studies, Polysemy – 14 states of [un]knowing, ‘Progress on Psalm 1’. Auckland, New Zealand.
2017 – Dance Nucleus, Hatch Seasons 1, 2 & 3, ‘Lazarus’, choreographed with Wayne Ong. Singapore.
– Singapore Youth Festival, Distinction Award with Cedar Girls Secondary School, ‘Persisting Hope’. Singapore.
– Lasalle Diploma Show, Tipping Point, ‘Duet of 9’, modular collaboration with 2016 Diploma 1 students. Singapore.
2016 – Global Cultural Alliance, commissioned by NAC for Noise!, Got to Move, and the Writer’s Festival, ‘Shortcut Dreams’, choreographed with Wayne Ong, in collaboration with Phan Ming Yen (director), Aaron Lee Soon Yong (poet/writer), and dancers. Singapore.
– Lasalle Diploma Show, Tipping Point, ‘P+C+R+M+Z+H+Z+T+K Presenting US’, modular collaboration with 2015 Diploma 1 students.
– Dance Nucleus, Hatch Season 1, ‘Motivation=You’, in collaboration with dancers. Singapore.
2015 – Singapore Youth Festival, Distinction Award with Cedar Girls Secondary School, ‘Forging Beyond Demarcation’. Singapore.
2014 – M1 Contact Dance Festival, M1 Open Stage and Manila Fringe Festival, ‘A Pair of Slippers’, choreographed and performed in collaboration with Seow Yi Qing. Singapore and Manila, Philippines.
2013 – Raw Moves, Run, ‘Getting to know you… We are…’ Singapore.
2012 – Weaver Academy’s Spring Concert, ‘Beyond’. North Carolina, United States of America.
2011 – UNCG BFA Senior Thesis, ‘Lies of Demarcation’ North Carolina, United States of America.
2010 – Frontier 02-square series – Dancers’ Locker, ‘Eveonly’ Singapore.
2009 – Frontier 02-square series – Dancers’ Locker, ‘Face2Face’ Singapore.
Leia Ang enjoyed dancing and dance making at Frontier Danceland (Singapore) from 2007 to 2010 upon graduation from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore). With the generous support from the National Arts Council (Singapore), she further pursued her dance education and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA) in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance with concentration in K-12 Teaching Licensure, summa cum laude.
While she was in the States during Fall and Winter 2012, she taught at the Dance Project (USA), and performed for the Cyrus Art Production (USA). She returned to Singapore after to dance for Re:Dance Theater, and taught at LASALLE College of the Arts, where her passion for dance education grew. As such, she went on to attain her Masters of Dance Studies at the University of Auckland (NZ) in 2019, where she deepened her comprehension of dance education, and was exposed to the rigour of research writing. During her stay in Auckland, she taught dance technique classes for UoA’s dance department, student recreational center, and at Victory Performance Centre (NZ).
Now based in Singapore, she continues to hone her teaching through conducting theory-based, experiential, explorative, and technique classes at LASALLE, NTU, Cedar Girls Secondary School, Awaken Generation, amongst other opportunities. Above all, she seeks creative venues to share these learning with those God places in her life.
Leia is now appointed Head of Contemporary Curriculum for our dACADEMY School of Contemporary Dance.