Ellie Zhou Ballet Studio
Ellie Zhou Ballet Studio, with 25 years of experience, offers RAD Ballet, a London certified course to children aged 3 & above.
The Principal, Ellie with her unwavering dancing passion, together with her team of RAD tutors, have nurtured many young children aged 3 & above in their dance journey, giving the children more & more confidence each day. Many of Malaysia’s certified Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) teachers continue to receive dance classes under the guidance of Zhou, the Artistic Director.
Zhou Gui Xin
Zhou Gui Xin is a Chinese-born prodigy, unparalleled not only in dance but in choreography and poetry, an artiste of distinction. At the age of 17, he joined Beijing Dance Academy , and became the youngest member to be promoted to principal dancer within a year. Zhou is acclaimed not only in his homeland, China but throughout Europe. Arts critic have honoured him with the title “Prince of Dance of the East“. In 1990, he was the first ever-male dancer in China to stage his own solo performance on national broadcast throughout the country. In recognition for his achievements, Zhou has been listed in the distinguished “Contemporary Record of China’s famous people” and “Dictionary of the Arts“.
Ellie began her dance training at the age of nine. She received her Arts Educational training from Tring Park School of the Performing Arts in UK where she completed an integrated program of academic studies and trained for a career in the professional theatre. In 1983, Ellie was accepted into the prestigious Royal Ballet School of London and completed the Professional Dancer Course.
She joined Bielefeld Dance Company in Germany from 1985-87 and later became a founder member of the Singapore Dance Theatre. She took on lead roles in major ballet such as the ‘Nutcraker’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Don Quixote’. Ellie met Zhou at Singapore Dance Theatre and together they founded Ellie Zhou Ballet Studio based in Petaling Jaya Malaysia.