Adventurous and fiercely independent, Florence has survived -30 deg winters. A ballerina to the core, reversés and fouettés (invite her to perform for you!) are some of her favourite steps. Butter her up (shhhh...) with dark chocolates and Kopi O Kosong anytime!
Former professional ballet and contemporary dancer, Vaganova Ballet Academy in Teaching (St Petersburg, Russia), Bolshoi Academy Certification (NYC),
Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy with Distinction (UK),
Adjunct Lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts in Dance, Musical Theatre and Acting, RAD Advance 1 (Distinction)
What age did you start dancing?
Favorite ballet step?
Reversés, fouettés and allegro
Favorite ice cream flavor?
Matcha or dark chocolate
If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
Do you prefer ballet or other styles of dance?
I prefer ballet and contemporary but also appreciate all other forms as well.
What are you currently watching on Netflix (or TV)?
I rarely watch TV/Netflix as I prefer to watch documentaries, animal videos and of course more ballet!
Go-to karaoke song?
I don’t sing Karaoke even though I was once in a choir.
You will find out if you are in my classes ;)
I am pretty sporty & adventurous (survived through -30 degree winters) and enjoy solo travels.
Favorite ballet or dance work?
Ballet: Giselle, Fountain of Bakchisarai, Raymonda, Scheherazade, La Bayadère, Don Quixote, Chopiniana, La Sylphide! Non-ballet: Crystal Pite’s work, Hofesh Shechter Company, Nederlands Dans Theatre.
No popular celebrity crush but ask me which ballet dancers I like ;)
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
Anywhere with beautiful nature or a rich arts culture
Something you can't live without.
Coffee(black/kosong), classical music and of course ballet.
Piece of advice for other dancers?
Listen and apply the corrections by your teachers diligently, watch more ballet, and immerse in music, history, art and poetry.