Ballet Theatre Malaysia
WHO WE ARE.
Ballet Theatre Malaysia (BTM) is the first professional classical ballet company, based in Klang Valley, Malaysia. It was established jointly by Datin Jane Lew, Choong Wan Chin and Rachel Chew.
Malaysia has numerous ballet schools that provide training for young dancers. However, the country lacks an avenue for talented dancers who aspire to progress further, to turn professional. So far, the accepted norm has been for these dancers to seek training abroad, via either scholarships / sponsorships or with parental financial support. For obvious reasons, both these avenues are not always available, and much talent has had to be left on the back-burner. Hence, the birth of Ballet Theatre Malaysia.
BTM was set up with two aims:
To make available a professional-standard ballet company to meet the needs of local dancers, and
To achieve international recognition in the classical ballet scene, through quality productions.
To meet these aims, we have amalgamated 2 essential components: “hardware” in the form of the physical theatre, and “software” such as experienced artistic and production personnel. This combination is critical in developing local talent while providing returning dancers a stage on home ground to build their future.
To provide a viable, career platform for local ballet students aspiring to become professional ballet dancers in Malaysia.