Our Studio's Instructors | Teachers of En Motion Dance School

Instructors of Our School
Instructors of Our School

Meet the Award-winning, dynamic dance instructors of En Motion Dance Academy. En Motion’s super team of dance instructors boast 9 x Asia Latin Champions and is the greatest award-winning team in Singapore. Each instructor is professionally trained and has years of dance experience in Salsa, Bachata and other dance genres. Trained in the En Motion style of keeping class fun without compromising technique and fundamentals, our instructors are equipped to teach classes of adults, and cater for younger students as well.

WEN XIN - Award Winning Senior Instructor & Senior Dancer

 

 

Wen Xin is one of the few home-grown “student-turned-instructor” having started her first street Latin class in En Motion Dance School back in Dec 2011 with Gary Foo. Wen Xin is En Motion Dance School’s Artistic Director. With hard work and dedication, Wen Xin was crowned 2 x Asia Bachata Champion in 2017 and 2019.
She is known for her strong yet sexy style exuding confidence in her dance. Behind the sometimes “fierce-looking” facade, is a warm and friendly lady who is patient in her teachings. Newcomers will definitely feel at ease and seasoned dancers can expect to pick up more technical details in her classes.
She has competed and performed in various nationwide and international group competitions and performances.
– The Dance Floor Competition 2015 (Singapore Mediacorp) Finalist
– IDO World Latin Championships 2016 (Korea): World 4th
– Que Viva La Salsa Congress

“Dancers are made, not born” Wen Xin encourages everyone to step up and follow their dreams!
In 2019/2020, Wen Xin achieved the Top position of the first ever Singapore Bachata Jack & Jill League which spaned 10 competitive rounds. She was eventually crowned the Queen of Bachata Social Dance 2020, fending off all the top Bachata dancers in Singapore.
P/S: She has a cute pet golden retriever named, Scarlette, and Scarlette is En Motion’s mascott!

160722 – Scarlette flew to be an Angel. We will miss her forever

JOSHUA YAO - Award Winning Senior Instructor & Senior Dancer

 

Joshua Yao was an avid martial artist who unexpectedly dabbled into dance. He began his salsa journey with SMU Caderas Latinas in 2005, performed in countless events and represented Singapore at the 2012 Grand Prix Italia, where the team won the Latin Dance Category. He was also a long-standing member of Grupo Invicta, where he performed both locally and internationally.

A familiar face within the salsa community, Joshua has choreographed, taught and performed for many salsa events, socials and congresses throughout the years.

Joshua recently relocated to NYC for 1 year where he performed with two professionally acclaimed dance teams, Esencia Dance Group (directed by Jorge Salas) and Iroko (directed by multi-championship winning couple Ernesto Bulnes and Denisse Cambria). He was also selected to compete for World Salsa Summit 2019 held in Miami, FL with Iroko where they won 1st Runner up against 14 other professional teams.
In 2020, Joshua along with his partner, Angela, were crowned Asia Salsa Champion in the Asia Latin Championship 2020 Professional category, fendng off many strong contenders from Asia.

ANGELA - Award Winning Senior Instructor & Senior Dancer

Angela, affectionately known as Bok Bok started Ballet, Chinese and Modern dance at the age of 7 – setting a strong foundation for her dance career at an early stage.

She had her first encounter with Salsa at a local dance school where she fell in love and never looked back. Thereafter, she spent a year in China learning, teaching and performing.

Angela is known for her flexibility and her effortless styling on the dance floor. At En Motion, her classes are always full of energy making her classes a joy to attend. She is also known for her intricate details in dance and the ability to explain and break down complex movements into easy steps for her students!

To date, she has competed and taught a wide range of dances in Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shen Zhen, Malaysia and Vietnam. She was crowned Champion for both Inter-tertiary Salsa in 2012 and the Asia Latin Championship in 2020 in the Salsa Professional Category.

 

GABRIELLE - Award Winning Senior Instructor & Senior Dancer

Gabrielle was a student in En Motion in 2015 and have since progress to be one of the top female dancers in Singapore and Asia.

To date, she has competed and achieved.
– IDO World Salsa Team (4th place)
– Asia Bachata Championship (Amateur) – Champion 2018
– Asia Bachata Championship (Professional) – 1st Runner up 2020
– Asia Salsa Championship (Professional) – 1st Runner up – 2020

Be enchanted by her smiles and groove in class!

HARRY - Senior Advance Instructor & Dancer

 

 

 

Harry has been dancing since 2004 and has travelled all over the world to develop his passion for the dance. His main source of inspiration has been the enigmatic New York dance and choreographer, Frankie Martinez, and has trained extensively under him in Mambo and Afro-Latin funk. Harry also counts many others to have contributed to his understanding of Latin dances, most notably Sergio Jasso, director of Jasso Dance Academy, in the area of Bachata.

Aside from the Street Latin dances, Harry has influences from other dance forms such as  Ballet, Dunham technique, Horton technique, African/Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz. He has established himself as a fine dancer in the European and Asian salsa scene, renowned for his musical interpretation, unique style, boundless energy, and enjoyment of the dance. He has been invited as a guest instructor and performer for various events and congresses around Europe and Asia since 2010.

In order to further develop his expertise, Harry spent a month in Cuba learning the roots and culture of Afro-Cuban dances such as Rumba, Palo Congo, and the Orishas in 2016. In that same year he also went to Mexico to take part in Alma Latina’s famous summer intensive training programme in Salsa and Bachata.

 

JAX - Award Winning Senior Instructor & Senior Dancer

 

Without any prior dance background, Jax attributes his dance achievements today to his hard work, passion and great teachings from his mentor, Gary Foo. His first exposure to Street Latin Dance happened during his 3rd year in University and he swiftly rose to become the club’s Dance Captain the following year.
In 2014, he won 3rd runner-up position in the Inter-Tertiary Jack & Jill competition and he also took part in the Inter-Tertiary Salsa competition. He has since participated in a reality dance competition and numerous shows at an international level and has the following achievements
– The Dance Floor Competition 2015 (Singapore Mediacorp) Finalist
– IDO World Latin Championships 2016 (Korea): World 4th

Like how he first got to know Street Latin Dance and subsequently fell in love with it, Jax hopes to be able to inspire other dancers to know more about this dance form and the social dancing scene. His style of dance is soft but firm, with sensitivity to feeling and connecting to the music. “Feel the music and let it guide your body” Jax

 

CECILIA KOH - Senior Instructor & Dancer

 

 

Cecilia has been part of the En Motion Dance Crew since 2008 and performed with the crew for overseas dance festivals in Bangkok and Sydney as well as many local events and festivals such as the Singapore International Salsa Festival, Singapore International Latin Festival and Esplanade Dans Festival.

She has taught in several dance festivals such as the India International Dance Congress, Zouk SEA (Malaysia) and Singapore International Latin Festival. She has also appeared on national TV and The Sunday Times.

Always with a smile on her face, she enjoys teaching and helping ladies to bring out their confidence, beauty and sexiness in their dancing. She is often seen at the social dance floor interacting and dancing with her students.

A talented dancer, with impressive titles to her name:

  • Champion of Brazilian Zouk South East Asia 2018 Jack & Jill Novice
  • 1st runner up at Singapore Salsa Battle 2018

 

 

 

YEOW HUI - Senior Instructor & Dancer

Yeow Hui started learning salsa as an adult with zero dance background. Through persistence and passion, she is now one of the most well-liked salsa dancers in Singapore. She enjoys high energy dances to fast paced music and is a favourite with leaders always up to new and tricky moves on the dance floor. Yeow Hui also choreographs and performs, but her chief love has always been social dancing.

As a late learner herself, Yeow Hui is a patient teacher who understands the challenges faced by complete beginners. With a bubbly and friendly personality, Yeow Hui puts her students at ease, and enjoys mentoring them towards confidence and enjoyment of the dance. Most of all, she is always ready to dance with any student on the dance floor with a smile, so ask her for one any time!

 

 

 

 

JJ - Senior Instructor & Dancer

 

Jing Jie first started dancing when he was studying in university back in 2009/2010. He learned Hip hop and various other street dances. He has competed in dance competitions and choreographed for performances. Even after graduating, he has always made it a point to learn from others and improve on his dancing skills. He also has a desire to share his passion for dance with others and is always eager to teach and impart his knowledge in dance.

Jing Jie was first introduced to the world of Street Latin dance in 2017 when a fellow colleague brought him to En Motion Dance School which was located at Tanjong Pagar then. Ever since then, he has fallen in love with Bachata dancing and its dynamism. Learning how to dance as a couple is something new to him and to watch how both leaders and the followers communicate wordlessly is just beautiful and exciting.

Within 3 months, Jing Jie joined the performance teams in En Motion and has performed in various festivals and events. He enjoys doing performances and social dancing.

 

CHLOE - Senior Instructor & Dancer

Chloe was exposed to dancing since young. Before joining En Motion, she had 10 years of Ballroom Latin. She represented Singapore, competing in local and overseas competitions. She also taught Ballroom Latin to kids.

In 2018, she started learning Bachata dance in En Motion. With her strong passion for dancing, she also took up salsa shortly after. To date, she has performed in several dance performances with the En Motion Performance Team such as Daniel and Desiree World Team Singapore, Desiree ladies World Team Singapore and EM Dance Crew.

 

 

 

 

 

ZIANG - Instructor & Dancer

Anna - Trainee Instructor

PEARL - Trainee Instructor

AREBELLE - Trainee Instructor

BETHIA - Trainee Instructor