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.
Silks / Aerial Pole
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.
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.
Hoop / Silks / Hammock / Aerial Pole
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.
Hoop / Silk / Stretch / Aerial Pole
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.
Handstand / Stretch / Contortion
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.
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.
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.
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."
Benita started classical ballet training at age 4 before gradually exposing herself to other dance genres such as contemporary, Indian dance and hip hop. Upon watching her first circus production, she was instantly captivated by the sheer strength and elegance of aerialists. She started taking aerial classes at 19 and has preferred dancing and exploring movements in the air ever since.
In 2021, she attained her RYT 200 to complement her fitness journey and went on to teaching aerial yoga as well. She believes that aerial is a challenging yet creative way to work on strength and flexibility.
She is passionate about dynamic tricks on aerial apparatuses and hopes to help her students build body awareness - for them to realise what their bodies are capable of achieving.
Acro Walkovers / Stretch
Silk / Hoop / Hammock
Amanda started her aerial journey in 2014 and immediately fell in love with it as an avenue for creative expression. She loves to explore new sequences and scopes of movement on the different apparatuses.
She is a firm believer that anyone can do aerial. As someone who had no prior experience in dance and sport when she started, she identifies with the struggles that many students face, and hopes to inspire and equip others so they can excel in aerial too.
Xinli started her aerial silks journey in 2013 after witnessing grace and strength in a Cirque du Soleil silks act. She loves being active and has pursued a variety of sports and dances over the years. Amongst all, aerial silks is her biggest passion as it is challenging and filled with endless possibilities.
Xinli aims to fulfill her students' circus dreams and grow their confidence in a safe and fun environment.
If you try, you can fly!
Xinli is a certified aerial silks instructor under the Aerial Physique Teacher's Training programme recognised by the American Circus Educators, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).
Yan Min Leong
Stretch / Aerial Stretch / Acrowalkover
Circuit breaker was a huge global break and this was when Yan started on her fitness journey - just with online workouts everyday!
This became a huge transformation as she was amazed to see the immediate benefits of it both physically and mentally.
When Yan took her first aerial yoga lesson, she became obsessed that it came to a point where it was just never enough! She then embarked on exploring the various sequences and apparatuses, spending most of her time practicing.
Loving how the beauty of movement can build one’s confidence and awareness in many ways, that’s when she decided to take up teacher training to deepen her practice and hopes to inspire others on their journeys too.
Aerial Stretch / Aerial Pole
Liz started pole and practising yoga since 2009. Pole cemented her love for the art of aerial and since then, she has been enjoying dance with different aerial apparatus. The most memorable public performances to date has been Chingay 2016 and Gardens By The Bay 5th Anniversary 2017 (Aerial Hoop artiste), Night Fest Pole showcase 2017, 2018 (Lyrical) and Student Showcases & Recitals (Pole, Silks & Hoop). She loves all kinds of music, and the thrills of inversions, flips, drops and spinning. Aerial Yoga and hammocks are the latest additions to her aerial love. As an advanced practitioner, Liz understands the challenges of starting from ground zero in strength, grace, flexibility, & confidence. She believes in “It never gets easier, you just get better!”
If she is not spinning in the air, she is probably checking out new cafes to work from!
Liz is a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor and XPERT Aerial Hoop Instructor.
Christine is an early childhood educator by day, a dancer/aerialist by night; but a teacher always. Her 9 years experience in the early childhood field with 6 years dance teaching experience have helped her understand her students' struggles when learning something new. She believes everyone should be allowed to work at their own level and that aerial should be enjoyable and joyful.
With over 14 years of dance experience and 4 years aerial experience working with hoop, silks, and hammock, she is also Kkardio-trained. She enjoys movement, shapes, and transitions. Come have fun flying with her!
Contortion / Stretch
Having been amongst many hypermobile bodies in the performing arts scene, Clarice often sees extreme flexibility being used, but yet often with little awareness regarding approaching it safely. Contortion was what taught her that it is possible to bend safely, even in the most extreme ranges. Bending shouldn’t hurt you, and it can be trained.
Clarice hopes to help more people understand this, and teach them to protect their bodies when approaching flexibility related skills.
Melissa took up competitive swimming at the age of 8, and went on to compete in various sports throughout her teenage years. By 19, she became a part-time swimming instructor, where she found her passion for teaching.
Melissa learnt DanceSport for 2 years in her university days. While she loved dancing, she also wanted to get stronger. That's when she discovered pole dancing; the perfect combination of fitness and dance. She eventually became an instructor at Groove Dance School, where she had begun her pole journey. Melissa was later introduced to Aerial Pole at AdeDance, and it was love at first spin.
Melissa also became RYT200 certified in 2021. With her athletic background and exposure to teaching different age groups, Melissa is no stranger to providing individualised cues to help every student improve.