Laura Luo Lin Tham - Ballet Teacher
Laura Luo Lin Tham was first called to the allure of the stage at the age of five. More than just the appeal of pink slippers and tutus, it was the joy of free movement that guided her in the direction of dancing at the Sylvia McCully School of Dancing (Singapore) where she continued her classical ballet training and has since been teaching the RAD syllabus in the school for 10 years. Laura has obtained high distinctions for all her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Higher Grades to Advanced level examinations. Laura also graduated with a Diploma in Dance from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in May 2009 and had taught classical ballet, contemporary dance, lyrical jazz, baby gymnastics and acrobatics at various other schools such as L'Académie de Danse (Singapore's only French, international ballet school under the direction of Ballet Master Jonathan Guillarme), montessori schools and primary schools.
Besides teaching, Laura has a strong belief in enriching her experience as a teacher by undertaking projects as an SAF Music and Drama company Part-Time Dancer. She has represented Singapore as a Dancer in an ASEAN Youth Summit as well as being involved with the Esplanade da:ns Festival, Third Space series as both dancer and choreographer and NAFA’s dance diploma showcase, “Crossings 2007-2009”.
Laura is currently a final year student at the Royal Academy of Dance, doing her BA (Hons) in Ballet Education and Licentiate of Royal Academy of Dance. She most recently received the Winifred Cullis Memorial award by the Royal Academy of Dance, Faculty of Education, for exemplary achievement and positive support towards peers. Laura believes in caring for each and every one of her students by giving them personal feedback, encouraging her students to express themselves and achieve better self-esteem through dance.
“ Miss Samantha celebrates every success, and appreciates every little effort of her students and staff; working for Inspire has been an invaluable experience and I look forward to teaching in this beautiful environment every week."