Born in Singapore, Xin Yi studied at School of the Arts, Singapore and graduated with an International Baccalaureate (Career-related Programme) in 2017. In her final year, Xin Yi attended the Royal Ballet School Summer Intensive and visited the New Zealand School of Dance on scholarship.

In 2018, she began training at NZSD and graduated in 2019. While at the school, she danced in Les Sylphide and performed at Kokomai Dance Festival in Waltz of The Flowers. She joined Singapore Ballet’s Scholars programme in 2020. Through it, she got to guest with Singapore Ballet’s 2022 productions of Coppelia and The Nutcracker.


Xin Yi joined Singapore Ballet as a trainee in January 2023 and was promoted to apprentice in January 2024.