Photos: Kai Er Photography
Margaret has spent the last decade being involved with the internationalisation of higher education as Director (Secretariat) of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a leading consortium of premier research universities.
During her career, Margaret also worked for the Singapore Economic Development Board, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore Workforce Development Agency and National University of Singapore, where she held a variety of different portfolios dealing variously with strategic policy formulation, industry promotion and development, organisational strategy and planning, marketing and communications, finance oversight, talent recruitment and development, and international relations.
In her spare time, Margaret enjoys cooking, reading, travel and racquet games (tennis and badminton). She also dabbles in pottery, poetry and photography when the mood strikes.
Neo Kim Seng
Neo Kim Seng is a cross-disciplinary practitioner and has been involved in independent and large-scale projects in various capacities in Singapore and overseas since 1987.
He has programmed for Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay, Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, NUS Arts Festival and managed productions for companies including Asia In Theatre Research Centre, TheatreWorks, WildRice, Singapore Repertory Theatre and independent artists.
He has produced and toured independent dance productions to Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Canada. He has been focusing on creating his own works in recent years. He has held two solo exhibition of his installation art and made his directing and writing debut with Decimal Points 810presented by Cake Theatrical Productions in 2014.
His first book, My Grandfather’s Road was published in 2015 and he has since developed 3 stage versions of the book in English and Cantonese. He also recently started working with independent Singaporean dancemakers as a dramaturg.
Ricky Sim is the Founder and Artistic Director of RAW Moves. A home-grown Singapore talent, his dance career spans over 20 years, including being a professional dancer, choreographer and dance educator. He obtained a Masters in Fine Arts (Dance) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia and had completed his Diploma in Dance and Graphic Design from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Temasek Polytechnic respectively.
As a professional dancer, Ricky has worked with The Arts Fission Company and Singapore Dance Theatre (Singapore), Katsura Kan & Saltibanques (Japan), Theatre Nordhausen (Germany), Fattore K and Teatro alla Scala (Italy).
Ricky has gained reputation as a choreographer who is collaborative and provocative, and is one who works closely with musicians, stage actors, and various art practitioners in an integrative manner.
Ricky is often invited as a speaker and guest lecturer of dance and education at international forums and institutions.
Some of his appointments include panel member forCreation & Production Grant, Scholarships & Bursary, External Performance Assessor and Arts Education Programme bythe National Arts Council, Singapore. Ricky has chaired the Curriculum Development Advisory Committee at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)’s dance department in 2016 to 2017. He was also the dance lecturer at NAFA and LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, guest lecturer in movement at both Thammasat University in Thailand and Teatro De Flippo, University Rome – La Sapienza, Italy.
His international and local artistic accolades include — Artist- in-Residence at Thammasat University - Thailand, Silver award in choreography for National Day Parade - Singapore, International Touring Grant - Indonesia Dance Festival VIII, Rotary-NAC Arts Training Grant, Djerassi Residency Program for Choreography in USA, UNESCO-Aschberg Bursary for Artist Programme (France / Greece), and Shell-NAC Arts Scholarship.
Neo Hong Chin
Hong Chin received her foundation training in Chinese Ethnic dance. She was a recipient of both the 2-Year Rotary Multi Ambassadorial Scholarship and National Arts Council (NAC) Bursary Grant for her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) studies at Queensland University of Technology. A veteran performer, Hong Chin has worked with local and overseas artistes. She presented her choreographic work, Out... of Steps, as part of Transfigured Nite IV 2004, featuring local female choreographers and presented by AHPY at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre.
She co-produced Subtext (MAYHEMprojectZ) with several local independent artists, where she choreographed Sitting Alone. Hong Chin was invited to showcase Magic:Machine at Forward Moves 2008, a platform of Singapore Arts Festival for emerging artists. She was also chosen to work with Post Ego Company, a Korean all-male dance company during their 3-month residency at Esplanade to present Yellow Monkey.
Hong Chin joined RAW Moves in 2013 and had since performed in the production of 吃了吗? Eat With Us (2014), FREE (2014), Re: Time x Space (2014), Floating Box (2015), SSLD:7 (2015), 48:00 (2015), The Fleeting Moment (2015), Act II - The Messy Middle (2016) and BOUND (2016).
She guest choreographed S.P.E.A.K.I.N.G , as part of the triple bill of Repertory Platform (R.e.P) 2013. Her most recent work 慢慢走 - Walk Slowly, a collaboration with Ebelle Chong and Pat Toh, was presented under RAW Moves' Run Another Way Platform 2017.
Fiona Koh is a multi-disciplinary arts practitioner and co-founder of the Singaporean art collective, Vertical Submarine, since 2003. As part of the collective, she has been involved in international exhibitions such as the Kuandu Biennale (2010), Roundtable: Gwangju Biennale (2012) and The Roving Eye: Contemporary Art from SE Asia, ARTER (Istanbul/ 2014) presenting widely acclaimed art installations such as The Garden of Forking Paths/ Mirror Room (2010) and John Martin: Butcher or Surgeon (2015). These works have also travelled to Barcelona, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City and Taipei.
Individually, Fiona led the development of independent curatorial projects such as Under 100 (2013) and venecular_ (2015). She has also organised several PAssion Arts Festival programmes in her capacity as the chairperson for the Community Arts and Culture Club at the Nanyang Community Club (since 2012). She has also presented EEJA (2016), a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, and taken part in several group exhibitions including Alma Matter (2018) at Chan + Hori Contemporary.
Alice Fok is an experienced leader in retail banking across marketing and customer service, product management, data analytics and digital banking in the United States and Singapore. Before her current appointment as the Head of Customer Proposition & Marketing in HSBC Singapore, she worked in Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank and CapitalOne Financial Services.
She developed her interest in dance and art since she started her ballet training at the age of 5. After she finished her Advanced level in ballet, she continued her career journey in banking. In 2019, she started her journey to coach and consult charity organisation in art and culture scene to fulfil her interests in art.