Esen Thang

Esen was born in Singapore, trained in the Australia and United Kingdom with Queensland Ballet, Melbourne Ballet Company, and Encore Dance Company before joining Singapore Dance Theatre. She started ballet at the age of 5 and was accepted into School of the Arts, Singapore. Esen was awarded the David Marshall Young Artist Scholarship and graduated with International Baccalaureate (Career-related). She performed a featured role in the South East Asian Games Opening Ceremony.


In 2015, she won 5th place in the Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition under the tutelage of Jacinta Walsh. Esen’s repertory with various companies includes, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Simon Hoy’s Archè and Guernica. Esen joined the UK tour of the Encore Dance Company and had worked with choreographers such as Ernst Meisner, Antony Dowson and Kerry Nicholls. She performed the principal role in Kenneth McMillan’s Concerto and also Drew Mconie’s Be Mine.


Esen joined Singapore Dance Theatre in 2019 and was promoted to Artist in 2021. She has performed in Romeo and JulietSwan LakeDon QuixoteThe NutcrackerSerenade by George Balanchine, Opus 25 by Edward Liang and Jabula by Natalie Weir.

Esen was later promoted to Demi-Soloist in January 2024.