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Debutant Extraordinaire

For any aspiring Bharata Natyam dancer, the Arangetram, which is the student’s maiden onstage performance following years of rigorous training, is a momentous occasion. For Ng Xinying, one of the brightest dance talents Malaysia has ever seen, it anticipates her much-heralded debut, taking on the intricate classical Indian dance style alongside a customary live Carnatic ensemble. Announcing her arrival as a dancer on the stage, Ng brings to the Bharata Natyam such fragrance, uniqueness of presentation and novelty that distinctly set her apart as a rare and gifted dancer in a rich and classy tradition.

Ng holds a Bachelor of Dance with Honours (Performance) majoring in contemporary dance, after completing her Diploma in Dance where she won the Best Dance Graduate Award 2010. Her talent and drive have made her a versatile dancer. She has been involved in various traditional and contemporary dance productions as well as musical theatre including festivals in the Philippines, Washington D.C., Hong Kong and many more. In 2010, she won the Best Female Dancer at the Short+Sweet Festival by the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. She performed in White Bat by Danceworks in Istana Budaya and completed her Bharata Natyam Arangetram on 9 March 2013.


Having begun her training in this form 5 years ago, Ng Xinying is one of the finest symbols of the success of the Faculty of Dance to bridge borders through its multicultural syllabus of dance. She is quite possibly the best dancer that Malaysia has ever seen with technical ability, quality and expression in several genres of dance. Her teachers believe that Ng Xinying has been given the rare gift of dance that only a select few have and very rarely seen.