The Dance Circus is a platform to connect fledgling dancers in Singapore with experienced industry professionals around the world. 


Through exposure to the vast insight of varying technique, work culture and psychological mindset of these industry professionals, we hope to inspire, educate, and more importantly, create new norms and standards of what it means to chart your own path as a Performer.


We see The Dance Circus as the missing link between dance schools in Singapore and the Western Dance world.


Dance education in Singapore is robust and complete through good work done by local schools and companies. However, dancers in Singapore often find themselves struggling to jump the next hurdle in connecting themselves with “something more”; international opportunities, career progression or stability, or perhaps a sense of fulfilment in a career in Performance.


The Dance Circus aims to bridge those gaps by creating network opportunities, providing career advice and on a deeper level, igniting sparks that fan into greater things.

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TDC International Masterclasses

6th & 13th september 2020

5th edition of this series will feature...

adji cissoko 

dancer | Alonzo King Lines Ballet

adji hails from Munich, Germany, where she trained at the Ballet Academy Munich and graduated with a diploma in dance. Cissoko continued her training at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City on a full scholarship, before joining the National Ballet of Canada in 2010. 


In 2012 she was awarded the Patron Award of Merit by the Patrons’ Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada. Cissoko joined LINES Ballet in 2014. Since then she’s originated many central roles and guested for galas worldwide. Cissoko has given multiple masterclasses and taught classes around the world as part of the company’s outreach program.

madoka kariya 

dancer, Nederlands dans theatre I

Madoka started learning classical ballet in Japan when she was 5 years old.


In 2009, she competed at the YAGP New York final in the senior age division,where she received a silver medal as well as several scholarships. At the age of 16 she moved to Dresden, Germany, to study at Palucca Schule Dresden Hochschule für Tanz (Palucca University of Dance), graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Art.


Upon graduation, she spent 2 years working at Ballet Zurich Junior in Switzerlands, where she danced works by Christian Spuck, Douglas Lee, Stephan Thoss, and Heinz Spoerli.


In 2014 she joined Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2) in The Netherlands, dancing works by Hans van Manen, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, Johan Inger, Sharon Eyal, Jiří Pokorný, Alexander Ekman, and Edward Clug.


In 2017 she was promoted to NDT1, where she danced works by Jiří Kylián, Marco Goecke, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Medhi Walerski, and Sharon Eyal. She still dances there today.


Apart from dancing, Madoka also works as a photography and film model. She is represented by The Fashion Composers agency. Since she moved to Europe, she has been passionate about different fields of art. This passion leads her to collaborate outside the realm of dance to deepen her inspiration for dance.


Session A : 6th september, 9-11am (GMT +8)*


FLOWork with Adelene Stanley (40 mins)

ballet  with adji cissoko (1 hr 15 mins)


Session b : 6th september, 6-8.30pm (GMT +8)*


FLOWork with Adelene Stanley (40 mins)

contemporary with madoka kariya (1 hr 15 mins)

Dialogue Q+A session (30 mins)


Session C : 13th september, 9-11.30am (GMT +8)*


FLOWork with Adelene Stanley (40 mins)

choreography creation class with adji cissoko (1 hr 15 mins)

Dialogue Q+A session (30 mins)


Session D : 13th september, 6-8pm (GMT +8)*

FLOWork with Adelene Stanley (40 mins)

contemporary with madoka kariya (1 hr 15 mins)

4 sessions -- sgd $320**

3 sessions -- SGD $255**

2 sessions -- sgd $180**

1 session -- sgd $95**

for international participants, please note:

* Singapore time (gmt+8)

** prices in sgd

To register:

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