Elizabeth Sarah Lee
As a child who danced before she could walk, it was apparent early on that Elizabeth was born to dance.
She achieved Distinctions in all her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Graded and Vocational exams., and was head of her CCA group in school - Dance Ensemble. It was no surprise that she eventually enrolled at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) to study dance full-time.
Elizabeth was a recipient of the Ngee Ann Kongsi Merit Award for 2 consecutive years in 2010 and 2011. She was also awarded a partial scholarship to The Human Expression Company's (T.H.E Company) Contact Week in 2010. In 2012, she graduated with the award for Best Graduate of her cohort.
While in NAFA, Elizabeth was a project dancer with RAW Moves and Frontier Danceland, before making a foray into teaching and choreographing after graduating. There, she developed a focus on Creative Movement, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance. She has also had opportunities to participate in dance festivals in France, Prague, and Italy.
Having worked with choreographers from around the world, such as Albert Tiong (Malaysia), Andrea Beckham (USA), Larry Clark (USA), James Cousins (UK), Richard Causer (Australia), and Filomar Tariao (Singapore), Elizabeth's rich experiences continue to inspire her teaching and choreography. Her choreographic works have featured in local and international competitions, emerging among the Top 3 in the Solo and Group categories.
Drawing on wisdom she has gleaned in her time as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer, Elizabeth founded DancEdge Academy to nurture the next generation of confident, competent, and committed dancers.
Muhammad Nur Haziq Bin Noorazwa
Haziq started dancing at the age of 5 and has always had a passion for music. He was influenced by his music and dance teachers, Ms Mazlina Buang and Mr Noorazwa Mohd Joz, who are both his parents, which made him keen to develop his skills in the understanding and playing of music.
Together with his older siblings, Haziq enrolled into Atrika Dance Company - a dance company their parents manage. At the age of 12, he was offered to audition for School Of The Arts (SOTA) Singapore under the faculty of music, but decided to pursue his growing passion for dance instead.
With his strong background in music, Haziq has applied his knowledge to all aspects of his dance training - from Malay Dance, both traditional and contemporary forms, to Street Dance. He has worked under the guidance of several established choreographers, namely, Mdm Som Said, Osman Abdul Hamid, Yazid Juhuri, Badarudin Hassan, Norlie Ismail, Zulfakar Awaluddin (Belalang, KL), Norisham Osman, Jamyl Halid and many more from across the region.
In 2019, Haziq was part of a dance crew called Limited Edition, who were finalists for a local dance competition, Super 24. Since then, he has made heads turn with his dancing in open classes and the crew's music videos.
Haziq is currently the Principal Dancer for Atrika Dance Company. His role also involves spearheading and conceptualizing numerous projects and events for the company, which is made up of youths between the ages of 13 to 29. He has been performing and choreographing for the company for both local and international dance projects/festivals, and hopes to be able to share his craft with others who have a strong passion for dance as well.