"A pioneering artist who is exceptionally creative and bold with her musical endeavors."
"Peaceful ferocity behind the piano."
-Michael Perrie Jr.
"Her music is always beautifully played and attuned for dance."
Renee is a highly accomplished musician, composer, and orchestrator from Singapore. She holds a deep appreciation for the art of dance accompaniment, recognizing it as a dual platform that enables her to contribute to dance while fostering her artistic growth.
Currently based in New York City, Renee is privileged to serve as a staff company pianist at renowned institutions such as the Mark Morris Dance Company and New York Theatre Ballet. Additionally, she plays for esteemed dance companies and pre-professional dance academies, such as the American Ballet Theatre Company and its school (JKO), Complexions Company, New York University (NYU), Manhattan Youth Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Ballet Academy East. In recent years, Renee has also played for visiting companies, Houston Ballet, Cleveland Ballet, Kaatsbaan and A.I.M Dance Company.
In the spring of 2023, Renee had the pleasure of performing '4 Temperaments,' a Balanchine Ballet presented by Manhattan Youth Ballet under the direction of Deborah Wingert. Renee has also previously collaborated with Deborah to create a new work set to Tchaikovsky's 'August and September'.
Other notable performances include the 2017 APAP conference with New York Theatre Ballet at City Center, 2018 Mostly Mozart Festival with Mark Morris Dance Group and touring with the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company to Washington D.C.
Renee's musical journey began at the age of 17 when she began playing for the Singapore Dance Theatre Company. She also contributed her skills to the Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA) and played a role in facilitating the London Royal Academy Dance Syllabus classes and examinations held in Singapore.
Beyond the realm of dance, Renee performed in a public exhibition of Erik Satie's "Vexations" at the Guggenheim Museum. She also performed for a live ballet demonstration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the Juilliard Dance Department, exploring ballet history in conjunction with the Edgar Degas Exhibition.
Furthermore, Renee has music-directed and conducted for various theatre productions in the United States and Singapore, including full Broadway-licensed shows at the Buck's Rock Performing Arts Camp. She readily engages in music directing, composing, orchestrating, and conducting whenever the opportunity arises. Noteworthy among her accomplishments are her compositions, orchestrations, and recordings for award-winning original plays, including Patty Hamilton's "Things That Don't Translate" and Yaakov Bressler's "The Golden Smile," which achieved recognition at the New York Fringe Theatre Festival 2016.
Throughout her artistic journey, Renee has remained committed to the belief that true creativity blossoms through self-discovery. She has nurtured her passion for diverse art forms from a young age, exploring architecture design, visual arts, and classical ballet, which have collectively contributed to her development as a well-rounded artist.