Inspired by her ballet teacher “to love what I do”, Candice shares that one day she would like to be a ballet teacher and inspire others. When asked about the qualities she learned at Crestar School of Dance, Candice says they are: perseverance (as Ms Ivy always says “one more time”, “again”) and what “perfectly imperfect” means.
“I have had a few ballet teachers at Crestar. Ms Pam was my first teacher at Crestar. Ms Ice and Ms Lim trained and helped me out in previous competitions. I am forever grateful to them. I spend most of my time with Ms Ivy, that’s why I call her my ballet coach. She is very patient and genuinely cares for all her ballet students. I have to say Ms Ivy inspires me to love what I do.”
Some tips to on a ballet journey? “Be grateful, listen and stay positive,” quips Candice. So what would you say to someone who’s considering taking up ballet lessons, we ask. “I’d say why not? Seriously, why not?”