Tiffany Wrightson
Artistic Director

Since commencing dance classes at the age of three, Tiffany knew she was passionate about dance education. Today, she is armed with the experience and knowledge to make her one of the most outstanding instructors in the region. Tiffany holds CSTD Teaching Diploma’s in Modern Jazz, Tapping, and Theatrical, and a CSTD Teaching Certificate in Classical Ballet. She also holds certification in Pilates Instruction. In 2013, Tiffany was appointed as CSTD’s first International Grade Examiner.

Tiffany has trained extensively in Musical Theatre, both in Perth, Australia (Certificate II in Music Theatre – Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University), and New York City, USA (Certificate in Professional Performance – American Musical and Dramatic Academy). Professional performance credits include West Side Story (USA), White Christmas (USA), Anything Goes (USA), Times Square – The Musical (USA), The Tooth Fairy (Singapore), and a wide variety of musical & cabaret shows internationally.

From 2008 – 2014, Tiffany taught at the prestigious LaSalle College of the Arts (SIA). She trained the Bachelor of Music Theatre (Hons) students in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Song & Dance. Choreographic credits at LaSalle include musical productions ‘Boys From Syracuse’ and ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’, in addition to multiple industry showcases and cabaret performances.

Tiffany joined Jitterbugs Singapore® as a teacher and choreographer in 2009, and was appointed Directorship in 2014. Over the past six years, Tiffany has worked to create a successful dance education program that aims to develop technique and performance quality, whilst instilling confidence and passion in young dancers.

“Teaching is not my job, it's my passion. I care deeply for each and every child I have the opportunity to work with. There is so much talent to be nurtured here in Singapore.”
Natalie Clarke
Teacher / Choreographer

Natalie has loved dance ever since she attended her first ballet class at the age of five years old. She has realised her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer with a successful international performing career spanning sixteen years, dancing with Singapore Dance Theatre and West Australian Ballet.

Her passion has led her to continue on her dance journey. After retiring from the stage, Natalie taught full time for a year at School Of The Arts before travelling to London to study the Royal Academy of Dance’s Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma. Graduating with distinction and gaining registered teacher status, she travelled to Finland where she was invited to be a guest teacher at the Finnish National Ballet School. She returned to Singapore to continue teaching at SOTA and later became a part-time lecture at La Salle College of the Arts for the Dance and Musical Theatre programs.

Natalie started training as a younger dancer in Ballet, Jazz and Tap at the Donna Halloran School of Dance in Sydney, Australia when she was five years old. In her teens, she moved to Melbourne to study ballet full time at the National Theatre Ballet School before being accepted into the world class Australian Ballet School. Graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Dance, she was quickly offered the opportunity to work for Singapore Dance Theatre under the direction of Goh Soo Kim and Anthony Then, where she spent seven and a half years dancing her way up to soloist and lead roles in the classical, neo-classical and contemporary repertoire of SDT. She participated in the Seventh Asia Pacific International Ballet Competition in Tokyo, Japan and won 5th Prize. Wanting to dance in her home country she auditioned for the West Australian Ballet and was offered a contract with Ted Brandsen as the director and later Simon Dow. She spent two and a half fruitful years working with highly regarded local and international choreographers and teachers. Returning to Singapore and Singapore Dance Theatre, she has danced the principal roles of well-loved classics and performed world famous contemporary choreographers works.

Natalie is excited to share her knowledge and provide a fun, nurturing environment to guide aspiring young dancers to achieve their personal best. She is thrilled leading the ballet program at Jitterbugs Swingapore®, as well as continuing to develop the Pre Program and Body Conditioning classes.

“Dance is my passion in life. It is my privilege to pass on the joy of dance to aspiring young dancers."
Wu Qian Yi
Teacher

Qianyi started dancing at the age of 5. She is trained in and holds certification for CSTD ballet, modern jazz, tap and contemporary and has sent students for exams under all these genres. Qianyi holds the CSTD Modern Jazz Teaching Certificate and is taking her CSTD Modern Jazz Diploma examination in Nov 2015. Qianyi has trained in ballet under Ms Sylvia McCully’s tutelage for more than 10 years. She has obtained Distinctions in her RAD ballet examinations, up to RAD Vocational Intermediate. Later, she also learned the CSTD Ballet syllabus and obtained Honours and Honours Plus for all her examinations. She is currently pursuing the CSTD Classical Teaching Certificate (completion in Mar 2016).

Qianyi is passionate about Chinese dance and has trained under Mdm Chen Lili and Mdm Ding Hong. She has obtained the Beijing Dance Academy Chinese Dance Grading Examination Certificate for Teaching (up to Grade 8) and is a member of the Theatre Arts Troupe. An avid dancer, Qianyi has also learnt partner dances, Salsa and West Coast Swing and performed with the Mosaic Dance Salsa Pro Team for 3 years in both local and international salsa events.

Qianyi has performed at numerous local events and in various countries, including the USA, Germany, Australia and South Korea. She believes in constant self-development and has attended dance workshops of various genres in these countries

“I am passionate about teaching and hope to spread the love for dance. I aim to develop not only good dancers, but people with good personality and values.”