Ivy Chua is a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD UK). Under the tutelage of RAD examiner Layna Chan, she completed her RAD Advanced 2 in classical ballet and received membership of the Associate Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD). She has also gained qualifications in classical ballet and modern jazz from the Commonwealth Society of Teacher Dancing (CSTD), as well as teaching Grades 1 to 3 classical Chinese dance graded examination from Beijing Dance Academy (BDA). As a dancer, Ivy has been invited to perform at several events such as Tropical Island (Berlin, Germany), on the TV show P.Ramlee, Kuching Festival, Kuching Day Parade and various charity shows. She was also a regular participant of the Layna Ballet Academy’s annual concert.
With a career in teaching for more than 13 years, Ivy has taught in Kuching and Singapore and is well-versed in both RAD graded and vocational examinations. With the belief that dance education should not be restricted only to syllabus work, Ivy actively sends her students for both internal and external dance competitions, and strongly encourages them to participate in summer schools.
Passionate and eager to enrich herself and in turn her students, Ivy frequently attends local and overseas courses to gain exposure and experience. Some of these courses include RAD Performance Course (London), International Summer Dance School (Hong Kong), workshops from ballet masters Bertrand Barena (Opéra National de Paris) and John Byrne (FRAD) and matwork and reformer allegro session at Pilates Bodyworks.