Born and raised in Singapore, Adelene started ballet classes at the age of 3. From what began as a hobby, turned into her passion and pursuit of a dance career. At 13 years old, she was accepted into the School of The Arts in Singapore (SOTA), where she trained primarily in Classical Ballet and Modern dance, whilst being exposed to other genres such as Chinese Dance, Tibetan Dance, Flamenco and Jazz.
At aged 16, she moved away from home and family to train vocationally at the Rambert School in London where she graduated with a First-Class Honours for her B.A (Hons) Degree and started working internationally in the field of dance.
Her achievements include several scholarships from the Singapore National Arts Council and Nederlands Dans Theatre, as well as Outstanding Performance Awards in 2008, 2009 & 2010. In 2013 she won the Charlotte Kirkpatrick Award for her excellence in performance quality and stage presence. Her choreographies have also won 1st place at international dance competitions in 2017 & 2018.
Prior to her return to Singapore, she was an artist and original cast member of INALA in 2014, working in collaboration with 4-time Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo, choreographer Mark Baldwin and dancers from Royal Ballet and Rambert Company. She finished two seasons comprising of 58 shows including one for the British Royal Family during the Royal Variety Performance, a UK tour and two international tours to Edinburgh and Moscow.
After freelancing in Europe, Adelene returned to Singapore to join Frontier Danceland from 2016-2018, touring to festivals in Israel, France and Taiwan, working with choreographers such as Shahar Binyamini, Sita Ostheimer, Gabrielle Nankivell, Thomas Lebrun, among others.
Apart from dancing, teaching and choreographing, Adelene enjoys collaborating with different creatives including musicians, designers and videographers. She has been featured in music videos, exhibitions, TV commercials and short films which have won awards in New York and California.
Adelene is currently a freelance artist based in Singapore.
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