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.
She was based in London working as an artist with INALA in 2014 & 2015 working in collaboration with 4-time Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo, choreographer Mark Baldwin OBE, and dancers from Royal Ballet and Rambert Dance Company. With the recent conclusion of the 2019 West End version of INALA, she has finished three seasons comprising of 93 shows including one for the British Royal Family during the Royal Variety Performance, UK tour and four international tours to Scotland, Russia, Singapore and China.
Adelene was a company artist for 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.
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.
Apart from dancing, Adelene teaches various seminars and workshops across Europe and Southeast Asia, sharing her diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary dance methodology with people of varying ages and backgrounds. Adelene also serves as a lecturer for the Dance faculty at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts as well as a Movement Consultant for the Theatre department at
Anglo-Chinese Junior College. In addition, Adelene has also taught movement therapy and flow classes at Level Singapore and Club Med.
Adelene also 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 based in Singapore where she works as a freelance artist and has expanded her repertoire to work with brands including Porsche, Shiseido and Bulgari, providing creative direction for product launches.
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