Global Regional Jury Biography
CHEAH Mei Sing
School of the Arts, Singapore
Cheah Mei Sing began dancing under the tutelage of Goh Soo Khim at the Singapore Ballet Academy. She was awarded the inaugural Shell-National Arts Council Arts Scholarship which enabled her to complete her studies at the prestigious Australian Ballet School in 1994.
As a professional dancer, Mei Sing performed and toured extensively with the Singapore Ballet (formerly known as Singapore Dance Theatre) from 1995 to 2007. She served as Rehearsal Assistant for several of SDT's productions. In 2002, Mei Sing hosted the popular Arts Central dance series 'Go Tutu Go', and facilitated several of Esplanade's dialogue sessions with dance legends Misty Copeland, Sylvie Guillem, Yuri Fateev (The Mariinsky Ballet) and Brigitte Lefèvre (The Paris Opera Ballet).
Mei Sing attained her teaching certification with distinction with The Royal Academy of Dance (UK). Her students (Singapore Ballet Academy and School of the Arts Singapore) have gone on to pursue careers in dance, of which several have been awarded the National Arts Council Scholarship to further their education. They have graduated from English National Ballet School, New Zealand School of Dance, The Juilliard School (to name a few) and danced professionally with the Singapore Ballet, T.H.E Dance Company (SGP), Universal Ballet (Kor), and Hubbard Street Dance 2 (USA) to name a few.
Having lectured and assessed at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LaSalle College of the Arts, Mei Sing has conducted masterclasses and teacher’s workshops locally in Singapore. She accepted guest teaching opportunities overseas (Hong Kong and the United States of America). Since 2013, she has advised with the People's Association Talent Development Committee and chaired the World Dance Alliance’s Workshop committee during the 2015’s Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge. Mei Sing continues to adjudicate dance competitions both locally and internationally. She has served as a member of the Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award (CMYAA) Specialist Panel for Dance (Singapore).
As the former Head of Dance at the School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA), Mei Sing remains actively involved in the arts as a member of their Dance Faculty.