Meet the Team
Get to know Adedance Aerial's team of fun and dedicated instructors.
Head Trainer & Founder
Adelene Chua-Adams has been dancing since the day she could walk, pursuing her lifelong passion through classical ballet training with the Royal Academy of Dance, and teaching and performing contemporary, hip-hop and jazz all over the world.
She founded Adedance Aerial to provide a truly customer-focused and intimate aerial class solution for students who were looking for an alternative to the rigid and overcrowded classes offered elsewhere, and particularly aims to produce performance-ready students with beautiful lines as well as core strength.
Her own personal aerial journey started 8 years ago in Hong Kong and she has also trained in Thailand, Canada and in England, It's thanks to this background and passion that her vast knowledge of the aerial arts as well as contortion and stretch is deep.
Adelene believes that aerial should be fun and exciting, but its also a serious workout that demands serious effort. A class with Adelene means a whole lot of conditioning work before you even get to think about using the apparatus!
She's not just here to help you get a quick instagram picture - classes at Adedance Aerial are about getting fit, flexible and producing beautiful lines.
Adelene is also a certified Yoga instructor and a part-time lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts teaching Jazz and Body Conditioning & Stretch.
Shevonne embarked on her aerial arts journey in 2014 as a student of hoop and pole, and began teaching in 2016.
Her dance and performing background began with classical ballet at the early age of 4, from where she further ventured in Contemporary dance, Chinese dance and Street Jazz. These days, she can be found engaging in silk, hoop, sphere, lollipop and pole dance.
She combines strength and flexibility in her training and takes special interest in spinning choreography.
Helping students to increase their strength, body awareness and self-confidence is what Shevonne finds especially rewarding.
She is also a certified Aerial Physique Teacher.
Etienne was trained at the Paris Opera Ballet school in Ballet and Contemporary dance. Upon graduation the joined the Singapore Dance Theatre where he is now a Principal dancer.
His passion for circus arts lead him to start aerial silks. He focuses on clean artistic lines and musicality, aiming to bring his dancer’s technique in the air.
He now teaches aerial silks at Adedance.
Ardella graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from SUNY Purchase College in New York on Dean's list. In the past 7 years, some of her artistic performance highlights performing with world renowned companies including Momix, T.H.E Second Company and working with world renowned choreographers including Akram Khan, James Cousins among others.
Ardella received her Pilates teaching certificate while she was finishing her B.F.A. She has been teaching Pilates in New York City and most recently in Singapore for the past 5 years combined. Aside from Pilates Ardella's teaching credits have expanded including Aerial Silks, Pole fitness and Contemporary Jazz.
As a strong advocate of practising mindful movement, Ardella looks forward to impart the freedom of movement to people from all walks of life.
Hoop / Silk / Stretch
Hiromi is a professional dancer and choreographer, and has a BA(Hons) in Dance Education.
Her aerial journey first started out as a hobby when she was performing overseas for Galaxy Macau. Hiromi enjoys aerial as she believes it is a safe environment with no judgement, and helps one to gain confidence while overcoming the challenges regardless of ability or background, be it in class or during training and rehearsals.
What she finds most fulfilling when teaching is watching students not give up, and celebrating their little victories in class.
Acro Walkovers & Handstand Contortion
Beverly is a graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Dance diploma programme. She began her aerial training with Adelene herself in 2016 and started her internship at Adedance aerial in 2018.
Beverly is the leading artist at the Circus of Altrades and has received international training sponsorship from Circus Practitioner Chris Carlos, who specialises in group and partner acrobatics.
She is an acrobat by heart, committed to her circus training (i.e aerial hoop, flying trapeze, handbalancing and partner acrobatics) and under the guidance of Adelene, Beverly is now a proud Aerial instructor at Adedance Aerial.
Jamie Jessica Ng
Jamie first started her aerial training in 2014 in London and has continued to hone her skills at reputable academies in both Australia and Singapore. As a former ballet, Chinese and contemporary dancer, she adopts a highly-disciplined and technical approach towards performing arts with aerial silks and lyra being no exception.
A strong performer in her own right, she is excited to introduce aerial performance as an alternative way to keeping fit and unlocking potential within in each of her students.
Rebecca started her aerial journey in 2015 when she chanced upon pole dancing with her friends. She was intrigued by the different shapes and expressions one could create with various apparatus, and is continually awed by the strength and control it takes to execute tricks well. With no prior dance experience, she understands the mental and physical struggle of battling awkward limbs.
Having been musically trained from young, Rebecca has developed a deep appreciation for how different instruments weave and come together in a song. Similarly, she enjoys exploring how different tricks and combos flow with the nuances and dynamics in various genres of music.
Besides looking in the office or studio, the best way to find Rebecca is to put out a plate of food. Preferably near a couch. And a TV.
Handstand / Stretch
Inspired by calisthenics practitioners and gymnasts in her fitness journey, Karine seeks to pursue her passion and dream by inspiring others to cultivate discipline and belief in oneself.
Since being introduced to yoga in 2017, she continuously strives to seek a balance between the worlds of strength and flexibility.
She attained her YTT 200 hrs certification from NPSOY in June 2019 and will be attaining her Personal Trainer certification in October 2020.
Karine lives by the motto "Excellence is lonely. Never settle."
Conditioning & Rope
Desmond dons his Drama teacher & Dancer Hat to earn his keep on most days.
When not hanging upside down, he also actively trains in Flamenco & Musical Theater Singing to tickle his musical inclinations.
You may also catch him pumping some iron & snoozing by the pool on off days. Never one to keep still, he is constantly travelling to train further with the best in Aerial Straps & Rope.
Conditioning & Rope
Clement is a fitness enthusiast who loves challenges and seeks functionality in everything he does. He was formerly trained in Hip Hop and Contemporary dance and participated in many performances both local and overseas.
Clement started his aerial journey in 2016 and never looked back since then, as he fell in love with aerial art which combines the beauty of movement in the air with the grit strength of your own body.
Currently, he is working on Spanish Web, Rope and Straps as he enjoys the benefits of different apparatus would bring. During his free time, he also takes time to condition and build endurance, while at other times he focus on muscle recovery.
Due to the nature of his job, he often flies to different parts of the world. He took this precious opportunity to be trained under different circus artists/teachers from all over the world: Paris, New York, San Francisco, London, Manchester, Johannesburg, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Phuket. One important thing he found out as he trained around the world: the circus community is where one supports one another and where one can grow amidst adversity.
His motto is: "You don't just learn the art, you learn the culture."
Kendy has been training in Aerial since 2013 with several international accrediations under her belt, and has been working as an instructor in Singapore for the past three years.
Her Training Philosophy is: Always love and listen to your body – it’s the single most precious and honest thing in the world to you. If you are willing to keep on improving while listening to your body carefully, you’ll realized your body has no limits.