Katherine is a very talented and award-winning Oriental Dance instructor. She taught herself Chinese and Ethnic-style dancing as a child.
2003: Trained as a Professional Chinese Dance Artiste for 3 years
2011: Started learning Oriental Dancing and obtained her official belly dance instructor license in the same year
2012: Joined Bellydance Extraordinaire as a Dance Instructor and professional dancer
Her teachers include Jamila, Alex Delora, David Abraham, Anastasia Chernovskaya, Aida, Mercedes Nieto, Khaled Mahmoud, Shahdana, Serkan Tutar, Pablo Acosta, Adriana Lira, Kadia, the Nile group. Katherine has also made several performances together with them.
Awards & Appearances
2018: Performed and choreographed “一生所爱”(a solo Chinese-fusion performance), “手掌心” (a Chinese-fusion troupe performance) and “鼓舞～神秘大地” (a Drum Solo Troupe performance) at the 2018 World Belly Dance Festival Extravaganza Show
2017: Performed and choreographed “凉凉” (a Chinese-fusion dance) at Sian Chay Medical Institution’s “BSFit Love & Care Charity Dinner”.
2016: Participated in the 2016 World Belly Dance Competition and won the Professional Fusion Solo 2nd runner-up title.
2015: Participated in the 2015 World Belly Dance Competition and won the Professional Troupe Championship.
2015: Led and choreographed the Amateur-category Troupe Champion and 1st runner-up dance performances for her students at the 2015 World Belly Dance Competition.
2014: Participated in the 2014 World Belly Dance Competition and won the Professional Troupe 1st-runner up title.
2014: Performed at the "Singapore Presidential Charity Gala", "Stars in the Spring Festival, Caring for the Elderly" and "Children's Cancer Charity Fund” events
2012: Participated in Hong Kong’s "紫荆花” Oriental Dance Competition and won the Gold Medal Award for her “Snake Dance” item
As a professional dance artiste, Katherine also actively performs at shows, company events and gatherings.
At Bellydance Extraordinaire, Katherine teaches a variety of classes from Beginner to Advanced levels. Her classes are refreshing, enjoyable and easy to pick up. They are very well-received and highly recommended by her students.
Katherine's parting thoughts:
“No dance is un-learnable, it depends on your body and soul. As long as you are not afraid of hardship and tiredness, then keep learning and persevere. I am not afraid of wasting my time to teach you, until you can do it correctly.”