Melissa Quek

Academics

Melissa Quek

Head, School of Dance & Theatre
melissa.quek@lasalle.edu.sg
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  • MA Dance Cultures, University of Surrey, UK
  • BA (Hons) Dance, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, USA

Long before she graduated with Honours from NYU’s highly competitive Tisch School of the Arts, Melissa Quek was performing professionally with the Tammy L. Wong Dance Company.

With the National Arts Council Arts Bursary (Overseas), she attained a BFA with a double major in Dance and English and American Literature. She then went on to perform and choreograph internationally in the USA, Canada, Korea, China and Malaysia.

Her local choreographic commissions have included the Substation Open-Call 2010 and the M1 Fringe Festival 2009. She has also performed for choreographers Ricky Sim, Low Mei Yoke, Albert Tiong and Kuik Swee Boon.

Despite her busy schedule, Melissa has contributed reviews for The Business Times, and in 2010 was chosen by the Goethe Institute to represent Singapore at the Dance Reviewers workshop in Jakarta. Having received a coveted grant award from the University of Surrey’s Department of Dance, Film and Theatre, Melissa completed her Masters of Arts, Dance Cultures in 2011.