About

Our school

Luminous Dance Academy is a school specialise in ballet. We are the one and only International dance council CID-UNESCO appointed dance school in Singapore located in the heart of the city.

Goal

LUMINOUS DANCE ACADEMY’s goal is to provide world-class technical instruction in ballet and contemporary while providing an encouraging and  nurturing environment, filled with passion and respect for the dance art form.  Whether it be a pastime or professional career, it is LDA’s belief that each student deserves the best instruction in a vibrant, creative and supportive environment..

The team

Lead by a French ballet professor from Paris Opera as our principal followed by our talented dance instructors.

-Principal-

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Bertrand Barena is a professor and examiner of students entering examination in Paris Opera Ballet School and professional candidates for Paris Opera Dance Company. He is a specialist in teaching boys ballet classes. After graduating as the 2nd top from Paris Opera Ballet School, he also performed more than 2500 World Tour shows at the Paris Opera Dance Company for 24 years. Bertrand is one of the few who got a national qualification from the ministry of culture France to be allowed teaching ballet at Paris Opera Ballet School. He is certified to provide a Pedagogical training to Ballet Teachers.

He is also a member of international dance council UNESCO.

-Performance and technique teacher-

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Fabian Mack has worked as a professional dancer and teacher for the past 10 years, performing/teaching all over Australia and abroad. Some of her credits include:

The world festival of magic Australian / Asian tour. Palazzo showgirls and circus in Germany Cabaret de Paris Australia. Indian film festival contemporary company-Indian / Australian tour.

Fabian has taught many elite competition groups, most recent credits:

Under 13 jazz 1st and 2nd 2016

Under 13 contemporary 1st 2016

Under 16 contemporary 1st 2016

Jazz troupe 1st 2016

Fabian is also a qualified yoga and bare fitness instructor.

Fabians hopes to continue to share the love and passion she has for performing with us at luminous dance academy.

 

-Fitness arts teacher-

 

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Master Suman Kannan from South India has sound knowledge with 7 years of teaching experience in yoga, martial arts, fitness & diverse massage therapy. He has worked with a diverse global clientele and specializes in crafting personalized fitness solutions.

He has won a numerous championship in karate and holds International Certification in Yoga Teacher Training (RYT-500 Yoga Alliance from International Yoga Academy & Yoga Instructor course ( CCYEd, Kaivalyadham Mumbai), Karate (1st Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu & Shorin Ryu), Fitness Instructor teaching ( TRX Suspension Training).
He is enriched his knowledge of traditional karate & modern fitness like TRX suspension training from his mentor & Teacher, Legend of Indian Karate, Shihan Pervez Mistry 8th Dan Black Belt IOGKF India and Art of Yoga from numerous yoga gurus in India

His Message:
Knowledge is knowing, Wisdom is doing
-Peaceful Warrior
As a martial art and yoga practitioner for more than 13 years, my understanding about fitness arts is not only attaining merely physical capability. It is “The way of life “.It implies every action you do in your life (Karma Yoga) which yields in perfection of action, and I decided to change the way of people’s life by teaching them the fitness arts which I have learned with utmost dedication.

Studio

Boasting 3 spacious studios overlooking Orchard road equipped with Harlequin Liberty flooring. Harlequin Liberty floor is the ultimate sprung floor floating system used by top touring companies around the world.  It is gentle on the dancers and also absorbs impacts.

International Certification of Dance Studies

Students who have completed 150 hours of training either in Division 1,2 or 3 will receive a formal certificate from CID-International dance council UNESCO.
 
-Each level is 150 hours in the same school. Maximum one Level every year.
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