Founder/Director

Jia Xi Lee

Graduated from New Zealand School of Dance in 2012, she worked professionally with Royal New Zealand Ballet and Singapore Dance Theatre. In 2019, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication Arts. Jia Xi was awarded the Best Lead/Featured Performer at the 17th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, 2020. She founded Tarinao in 2017 to promote dance education through compassionate and motivational teaching methods with her psychology background. She works on both creative and educational projects, to stimulate creativity and innovation in dance through the biopsychosocial approach in dance practice. As an independent dance artist, she have worked with local and international choreographers, artists and producers including JS Wong, Low Ming Yam, Fauzi Amirudin, Ix Wong, Lok Soke Kim, Kuik Swee Boon, Kenny Shim, Balletbase, Ellie Zhou Ballet Studio, and KongsiKL. She recently spearheaded a few online dance projects through Tarinao, including LOCKDOWN Community Dance Project providing online classes and dance resources; #DanceforNUKEBan, and international collaboration aiming to use dance to create awareness about nuclear ban. 

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