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Faye Tan

Faye was born in Singapore and has trained at the Singapore Ballet Academy, School of The Arts Singapore and the Rambert School (UK), where she received the Charlotte Kirkpatrick Memorial Award in her second year. In the UK, she had the pleasures of working with Richard Chappell, Theo Clinkard, Denni Sayers, Vanessa Cook, Christopher Bruce, Robert Cohan CBE and Simeon Qsyea and Ivan Blackstock, performing in varied spaces such as the Royal Albert Hall, National Portrait Gallery, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Lillian Baylis Studio Theatre, Linbury Studio Theatre and terrace house-turned-gallery, Safehouse 2. Her choreographic works and independently produced dance-films were also shown in several theatres and festivals throughout the country.

As a member of VERVE, the postgraduate company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK, 2015-16), she performed around Europe and the UK in works by Anton Lachky, Athina Vahla and Efrosini Protopapa. In 2016 she was a part of Micromacro & Friends, an independent performance collective, collaborating on Rambling's gonna be the death of me which was performed at Yorkshire Dance and the town square of Figueres, Spain, as part of Agitart Festival.

As a full-time artist at Frontier Danceland (SG, 2016-2019) she performed in works by Shahar Binyamini, Neus Gil Cortes, Thomas Lebrun, I-Fen Tung and other international choreographers. She also regularly teaches, and has performed in many outreach performances at schools and public spaces in Singapore. Her choreographic commissions in Singapore include a co-creation with Richard Chappell for Frontier Danceland's annual triple-bill in May 2018, a piece for the graduating and upper years at School of The Arts Singapore and annual works for the M1-Frontier Danceland Pulse Programme, a year-long contemporary dance training programme for youths at Frontier Danceland which she mentored and ran as Programme Coordinator from 2018-19. For the past two years, she has also worked closely with Hwa Wei-An to assist with the organisation of Paradigm Shift, a contemporary dance battle event in Singapore which brings together dancers of all genres in the country for two days of exchanging and learning.