Chan Yee was born in Singapore, and at age 13, she was accepted into School of The Arts Singapore (SOTA), where she studied under the tutelage of Cheah Mei Sing and Natalie Clarke. In 2013, she went to New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) and completed the 3 year training course, graduating with a Certificate in Dance and a Diploma in Dance Performance.

At NZSD, she worked with guest tutors such as Stephen Beagley, Anna-Marie Holmes, Wim Broeckx, amongst many others.

While at NZSD, she has danced in Solitaire (Kenneth MacMillan), Concerto Barroco (Balanchine), as Paquita in Paquita grand pas de deux and 1st Movement principal in Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto. She has also performed Odile’s variation from Swan Lake Act 3 at Kokomai Dance Feastival In Carterton and at Expressions Theatre in Rendezvous Dance.

Chan Yee joined Singapore Dance Theatre as an apprentice in January 2016 and was promoted to Artist in January 2017. Her repertoire highlights include Big Swan and Princesses in Swan Lake (2019), Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, GiselleSleeping Beauty, Blue Snow and Paquita. She has performed 13th HeavenUnexpected BThe Four TemperamentsDouble ContrastsEvening VoicesUnknown TerritorySchubert SymphonyPeter & Blue’s Forest AdventureLinea AdoraSYNC, Symphony in Three Movements, Quiver and Ibsen’s House. Other repertoire that she has done include Balanchine ballets such as The Four Temperaments, Theme and Variations and Serenade.

Chan Yee was promoted to Demi-Soloist in January 2020. She most recently performed the debut role of Juliet’s friends in Romeo and Juliet (2020), as well as Variations From A Distance and The Light Behind Us at the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2021. Chan Yee performed a pas de deux in Piano Concerto, and other roles in ballets by renown Singaporean choreographer Goh-Choo San such as Variation Sirieuses, Double Contrast, Unknown Territory, Schubert Symphony, Fives and Glow in the Night. With such a wide breadth of experiences, Chan Yee was promoted to Soloist in January 2022.

Interview with Chan Yee