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Adelene has dedicated her life to finding deeper connections between mind and body through the medium of movement. She believes the body is a host of creativity and contains transformational power that can heal. Her journey as an artist and creator has taken her around the world, and this is an amalgamation of her craft, though certainly not a culmination. 

 

Currently based in Singapore, her span of work over the past 10 years of her career has been across local and international platforms, and includes performances, productions, events and classes. She has received several scholarships from the Singapore National Arts Council and Nederlands Dans Theatre, as well as Outstanding Performance Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2013.

 

She was previously based in London where she worked on a touring show called INALA — in  collaboration with 5-time Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 3-time Grammy Award winners Soweto Gospel Choir, choreographer Mark Baldwin OBE, and dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert Dance Company. Adelene performed 93 shows of INALA,  including one for the British Royal Family during the Royal Variety Performance, two UK tours and four international tours to Scotland, Russia, Singapore and China. Following that, Adelene worked as a company artist with Frontier Danceland in their 2016-2018 seasons, touring to festivals in Israel, France and Taiwan. 

 

Beyond the stage, Adelene enjoys collaborating with brands, designers, musicians and videographers. She has been featured in music videos, exhibitions, TV commercials and short films which have won awards in New York and California. She is often engaged by international brands, such as Porsche, Shiseido and Bvlgari, to consult and perform at their product launches and events. Most recently, Adelene has been the face for various campaigns for The Body Shop & Changi Airport.

In May 2020, Adelene founded The Dance Circus (TDC) in hopes to spread the joy of movement to everyone regardless of age or ability. TDC is a collective of movement artists with extensive portfolios looking to raise the standard of creative solutions via out-of-the-box collaborations across movement styles. Its Education Arm serves corporate organisations, hotels, MICE, schools and even private groups or individual clients by offering curated programmes in the form of classes & workshops to promote wellness through movement. It's Artistic Arm excels in conceptualising and executing novel and memorable experiences for a wide range of audiences by offering unique and bespoke solutions for corporate functions such as product launches, company dinners and events.

Movement Artist, Choreographer, Coach

Programme Curator, Creative Director & Producer 

"Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun." - Stephen Fry

Classes & workshops

Partnerships & Engagements

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BRANDS & COMPANIES:

  • Samsung

  • Porsche

  • Bvlgari

  • Shiseido

  • The Body Shop

  • Perk By Kate

  • Lisa Von Tang

  • P&G

  • Polar

  • Christopher Guy

  • Chihuly Studio

  • Gardens By The Bay

  • Changi Airport Group

  • ClubMed

  • Yoga Movement

  • Love, Bonito

  • Pierre Cardin

  • Level Singapore

  • Endowus

  • CIMB Bank

  • Sunsilk Asia

  • Class Pass

  • Channel News Asia, Singapore

RESIDENCES & FESTIVALS:

  • Edinburgh International Festival (Scotland)

  • Tour d' Horizons Festival, Centre Chorégraphique Nationale de Tours (France)

  • Kuandu Arts Festival (Taiwan)

  • Royal Albert Hall, UK

  • Royal Variety Charity

  • Singapore Association for Mental Health

  • Global Cultural Alliance 

INSTITUTIONS & FOUNDATIONS:

  • National Arts Council, Singapore

  • Singapore Dance Alliance 

  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

  • Anglo Chinese Junior College

  • Invictus International School

  • The Perse School

CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIUMS:

  • Panel Discussion Speaker on Artistic Expression & Mental Wellness, The Rice Company Limited

OFFERINGS

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Available for group, corporate and /or private hire

 

CHOREOGRAPHY & MOVEMENT DIRECTING

Available for stage, films, tv, shoots, music videos, musicals

PERFORMANCE & SHOWCASE

Solo/ group items available for events, art exhibitions,  films

MODELLING

Available for print, runway, commercial ads, tv