DATIN JANE LEW
Datin Jane Lew first put on a pair of dancing shoes at a young age of nine. In her early teens, she joined the Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Kwang Si Dance Troupe to explore her potential in contemporary dance and toured with the company around Malaysia, Thailand and China.
Eventually, she decided to enrol in the New York Joffrey Ballet School in 1990. At 19, not knowing what lies ahead and not wanting to regret it later, she flew to Manhattan to pursue her cherished dream. She worked with the choreographer and Artistic Director of the New York Dance Ensemble, Betteane Terrell, on his new production “The Firebird” in Long Island, New York. Upon her return to Malaysia, she obtained her teaching certification from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). In late 1993, she established her very first Dance Space Academy in Klang. Today, Dance Space Academy successfully runs a total of four schools.
Owing to her disciplined nature and her firm and professional principles of teaching, the student numbers have been growing quickly. In her many years of teaching, she has trained numerous students of the best batch, and those who are passionate about dancing and are eager to learn. Basically, she continues to pursue her ambitious expansion by creating a professional stage for performing arts as well as an educational centre which is now the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC).