ARAD, LRAD, FISTD Modern Theatre
Too Cyn Dee started her dance training at the age of 9 and completed her ISTD Modern Theatre Dance Advanced level at age 15 and RAD Ballet Advanced at age 17. During those years, she performed in ‘The Nutcracker’ staged by the Universal Ballet Company from Korea; together with the Hong Kong Academy of Arts Company and also competed in various The Dance Society of Malaysia (TDS) competitions.
In 1993, she went on to London to do a three-year Teacher Training Course at the Royal Academy of Dance. There, she obtained her Diploma in the Art of Teaching Ballet, was awarded the Licentiate (LRAD), Associate (ARAD), Associate in National and Modern Theatre with the ISTD (AISTD). In London, she also danced and choreographed for various performances, collaborating with Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design for ‘Design for Dance’.
Upon returning to Malaysia in 1996, Cyn Dee continued her dance and choreography with TDS’ Pulse ’97, Danceworks (1998), Danceworks 2 (2000), MyDance Festival (2001 and 2005), and was the principal dancer for ‘The Slave Princess’ organized by TDS; and Dance Classique, by Kuala Lumpur Dance Theatre in 1999; also the principal dancer for Les Sylphide, Paquita and Les Corsaire performed at Istana Budaya.
Her success in her choreography works have been evident in the Short+Sweet Dance Festivals held at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) where her entries have won top awards. In 2014, she was awarded the Fellowship status in Modern Theatre with the ISTD (FISTD) which is the highest level professional exam the ISTD has to offer.