Modern Jazz is a popular technique based dance discipline that adapts ballet technique in modern form. Modern Jazz certifications from CSTD.
☆ Learn from the musical repertory for performances
☆ Be able to perform well before an audience
☆ Develop a proper and correct foundation for dance
☆ Achieve certifications in international standards examinations
☆ 60 minutes / once a week
☆ Stage Concert (every end of the year)
☆ Road Shows (optional)
☆ Dance Covers for VidAoS™ (optional)
☆ Académie of Stars Certificate of Achievement
☆ CSTD Graded Jazz Exam
EDUCATION: ☆ Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education, NIE/NTU ☆ Masters in Fine Arts (New York University – USA) ☆ LL.b (Honours) , National University of Singapore
CERTIFICATIONS / ACHIEVEMENTS: ☆ YOUNG ARTIST AWARD recipient, National Arts Council ☆ Shell/NAC Scholarship (NYU) 1993 ☆ JAL Scholarship, Sophia University, 1984
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: ☆ Senior Artist | SINGAPORE DANCE THEATRE [1988-2003] ☆ Company Member | LES GRANDS BALLETS de Montreal, Canada [1996-1997] ☆ Senior Lecturer | Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts [2006-2017]
PERSONAL BIO: Jamal began his training under Goh Soo Khim (Artistic Director of Singapore Dance Theatre until 2008) in 1981. After attaining his Law degree from NUS (1986), he embarked upon his professional dance career with The Singapore Dance Theatre in 1988. His roles has included solo and leading parts in the company’s various performances and was chosen to represent the company in its collaboration with the Hong Kong Ballet for the 1992 Singapore Arts Festival.
He was appointed Assistant Ballet Master as well as continuing to be a performing artist with the Singapore Dance Theatre. He has choreographed while in New York and continued to choreograph pieces for the Singapore Dance Theatre which has been brought on tour by the company. Jamal’s performing career has brought him to countries like China, Taiwan, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, USA and Europe.
He sits on various advisory committees of the NAC as a Resource member for Dance (Arts Festival, Scholarships and Bursaries, Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Awards, Annual Grants and Arts Research and Development).
Jamal has also written reviews and articles for The Straits Times, The Arts Magazine as well as other publications. He was a regular contributor for Dance Europe and reviews dance regularly. Currently Jamal is Assistant Artistic Director and Head of Dance with Académie of Stars.