Ms PEE, Teresa
Lecturer (Dance Education)
Teresa Pee is an art educator, dance practitioner and researcher from Singapore. She joined the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) School of Dance in 2019 as a lecturer in Dance Education. She is currently teaching Dance Education, Dance Teaching & Learning and Dance Practicum, and coordinating all the School of Dance's BFA & MFA Dance Education courses.
Teresa earned a Master of Arts in Dance from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia for her in-depth research on the development of ethnic dances in Singapore.
Teresa's career has been focusing on dance in arts education, training and management. She has developed and written dance teaching curricula and professional training programmes, with which she teaches and trains. She has been working with key personnel of schools for dance education as well as with dance practitioners. Teresa has also been developing strategic planning in managing and programming for arts organization as an arts consultant. She involves herself as an artistic advisor in projects that cultivate arts creation, with passion in productions that direct learning through art.
Prior to becoming an independent practitioner, Teresa has been heading the Dance Department at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the Performing Arts Section at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) in Singapore.
Teresa has presented papers and workshops at various conferences and festivals in Singapore and internationally, in Australia, Budapest, Hong Kong, London, New York, and Taiwan. She recently participated in the 2016 International Conference – Aesthetics Education in Taipei and has written a paper, 'Singapore Dance – the Current Affairs' for the PAR magazine, Taipei in 2017.
Teresa’s belief in on-going learning and staying relevant in the industry, saw her completing courses on the study of movement and dance. She has taken Your Move – Part 1: 'Language of Dance Fundamentals', Part 2: 'Develop Language of Dance Principles'; and the Intensive Course: 'Dance for Students with Special Needs' in New York; the Labanotation Teacher Certification Course for the Elementary Dance Notation Bureau Teaching Certificate in Taipei; the Course Design & Curriculum Development for Skills Training, the Service Leadership Programme, 7 Habits of Effective People, and the Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) in Singapore.
Of late, Teresa has been pursuing her interest in aesthetics in education in the bodily movement, which is currently her research topic.
Her community and industry involvement includes sitting on several working committees and panels in various arts organisations, as well as in government agencies for dance education and dance production. She was the President of World Dance Alliance Singapore (WDAS), a chapter of the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific and was also appointed as arts resource member for the (Singapore) National Arts Council (NAC), to advise and provide feedback to the council in matters relating to grants, scholarships, arts awards, arts facilities, festival programme and selection of artists for overseas festivals or missions.