freelance dancer/dance teacher trained in jazz, hip hop, salsa and contemporary
dance, Yizhen loves exploring different dance genres and ways of movement. An
NUS Dance Ensemble alumna, she also graduated from L.A. Dance Connection's
Scholarship Programme (SG), and Broadway Dance Center's International Student
Visa Program (NY), receiving the Outstanding Student Award (September 2011) and
mentoring with Sheila Barker, Joy Karley, Jamie J. & Co. and Jared Grimes.
She has performed extensively locally and overseas, and taught at various dance
studios, schools and fitness centers. Locations
discovered Pilates in 2010 while training in New York, after spraining her knee
and dealing with existing back injuries. Intensive Pilates practice positively
transformed her alignment, flexibility and core strength, allowing her to cope
with the athleticism of dancing. That inspired her to study Pilates and help others
by sharing her experiences. She is a certified Balanced Body Pilates instructor (Mat, Reformer and Apparatus), and trained in the Balanced Body curriculum to teach CoreAlign®. She is committed to helping individuals from all walks of life
strengthen their bodies in a pain free and holistic manner, and constantly
upgrading her skills via continuing education to effectively communicate and
share the benefits of Pilates with everyone!