Kee-Juan HAN

Classical Ballet Class Tutor
古典芭蕾舞導師

Principal of Singapore Ballet Academy

新加坡芭蕾舞學院院長

Currently the Principal of Singapore Ballet Academy.  Han Kee-Juan begin teaching in the 1970s and has since trained many generations of dancers including many prize winners in international ballet competitions as well as principals and soloists of internationally renowned companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Houston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Alberta Ballet and the New National Theatre Tokyo.  His most accolated student is David Hallberg, Principal of the American Ballet Theatre and Guest Principal of Bolshoi Ballet and the Australian Ballet.  He has directed the Arizona Ballet School, The Washington School of Ballet and was also a faculty member of the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts.

 

His dance career began in his native Singapore, where he began his training at age ten with Florrie Sinclair and then with Goh Soo Khim.  Upon graduation from the Australian Ballet School, he was invited to dance with the Sydney Dance Company, then the Goh Ballet in Canada, where he was also trained by Lin Yee Goh to teach the Russian method.  Additionally, he was Principal Dancer with the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre and was a Soloist with the Boston Ballet where he danced most of the principal roles in the classical repertoire, as well as the ballets by Balanchine and modern works by Jose Limon, Mark Morris, Ralph Lemon, Susan Marshall and Bebe Miller.

 

Han Kee-Juan is frequently invited as a guest teacher and has taught internationally at dance companies and institutes including Singapore Dance Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet, Edmonton Ballet Academy, Sydney Dance Company, Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Vail International Summer of Dance festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Los Angeles Ballet Academy, Milwaukee Ballet, New Zealand School of Dance and the renowned Jackson International Ballet Summer School.

 

He is also frequently invited to adjudicate at dance competitions worldwide including the Youth American Grand Prix and Asian Grand Prix.  Han Kee-Juan is also the co-founder of the American Ballet competition.

 

He was awarded 5 prestigious teaching awards including recipient of The Excellence in Teaching Award at UNCSA.  Han Kee-Juan was also named best Teacher/Coach at the Youth America Grand Prix in 2000 and 2015, and in 2008 received the Dance Teacher Award for best teacher of the year. Under his Directorship, The Washington School of Ballet was awarded the Best Youth Dance Performance by Washington DC/Metro Dance and also awarded the Outstanding School Award at the Youth America Grand Prix each year in the 6 years of competing.  He was on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine in 2014 with his student David Hallberg and featured as the Teacher of Men including a mention in the Singapore Encyclopedia.

 

 

Han Kee-Juan是現任新加坡芭蕾舞學院院長。   在70年代開始教學,並培養了許多出色舞蹈員,包括國際芭蕾舞比賽中的獲獎者,以及進入著名芭蕾舞團擔當學院院長和獨舞員,其中包括美國芭蕾舞劇院、波士頓芭蕾舞團、三藩市芭蕾舞團、賓夕法尼亞芭蕾舞團、侯斯頓芭蕾舞團,邁阿密城市芭蕾舞團、艾伯塔省芭蕾舞團和東京新國立劇場。   當中使他最驕傲的學生是擔任美國芭蕾舞劇院的院長、莫斯科大劇院芭蕾舞團和澳洲芭蕾舞團的客席院長David Hallberg。  他曾領導亞利桑那州芭蕾舞學校、華盛頓芭蕾舞學院,並且還是著名的北卡羅來納藝術學院的教員。

 

他的舞蹈生涯始於他的國家,在十歲時於新加坡接受由Florrie Sinclair及Goh Soo Khim的培訓。  當他從澳洲芭蕾舞學校畢業後,便被邀請加入悉尼舞蹈團,隨後更加入了加拿大的吳祖捷芭蕾舞團,並跟隨吳令儀學習俄羅斯教學方法。   此外,他曾是印第安納波利斯芭蕾舞劇院的首席舞蹈員,及波士頓芭蕾舞團的獨舞員。   除了演出過很多古典劇目的重要角色外,亦曾表演過巴蘭欽作品及一些由Jose Limon、Mark Morris、Ralph Lemon、 Susan Marshall和Bebe Miller 所編的當代舞。

 

Han 經常受邀擔任客席導師,並曾在新加坡舞蹈劇院、香港芭蕾舞團、艾德蒙頓芭蕾舞學院、悉尼舞蹈團、奧斯汀芭蕾舞團、亞特蘭大芭蕾舞團、波士頓芭蕾舞團、哈伯德街頭舞蹈團、韋爾國際夏季舞蹈節、雅各枕舞蹈藝術節、洛杉磯芭蕾舞院、密爾沃基芭蕾舞團、新西蘭舞蹈學院和著名的傑克遜國際芭蕾舞暑期學校授課。

 

此外,他還經常被邀請在國際舞蹈比賽中擔任評委員,包括美國青少年芭蕾舞大賽和亞洲國際芭蕾舞大賽。   Han亦是美國芭蕾舞大賽的共同創辦人之一。

他曾被颁發五項享負盛名的教育獎項,包括在UNCSA獲得的卓越教學獎。  Han 在2000年和2015年的美國青少年芭蕾舞大賽中被評為最佳教師,並於2008年獲得年度最佳舞蹈教師獎。  在他領導下,華盛頓芭蕾舞學院被Washington DC / Metro Dance頒發最佳青年舞蹈表現獎,亦在美國青少年芭蕾舞大賽中,連續六年奪得傑出學校獎。   在2014年, Han和他的學生David Hallberg成為舞蹈教師雜誌的封面特寫人物,並被選為傑出男教師,亦在新加坡百科全書中被記錄的教師。