Ming has always enjoyed the stage. As a student, she was used to performing at school events. After graduating from NUS with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, she took the normal corporate path but there was hardly any passion in what she was doing. She was certain that performing would not be a life-long career but took the chance to make the switch anyway, and that switch soon proved to be life-changing. The singing competition titles she won definitely helped launch her, and soon got her sporadic assignments to perform at corporate events. She has not looked back since. 17 years later, she remains one of Singapore’s top veteran performers, known more popularly as Singapore’s ‘Suzie Wong’.
Ming chanced upon pole dancing when she wanted to expand her performance skills. She fell in love with pole instantly when she attended her first class. Shortly, she tried to introduce pole dance performance to corporate events. It was hard trying to convince clients in the beginning that pole dancing is both athletic and tasteful, and not confined to clubs. She persevered and soon became the first to incorporate pole dance with singing in corporate gigs and to date, this fusion act is one of the more frequently requested acts, and it helped that her show is called the “Pole-fessional” Show. The show has been performed before Ministers, for MNCs, government bodies, hospitals, you name it. Most of the time after a performance, she gets impressed female guests running after her to ask where they can learn pole dancing, that was when she decided to teach pole dance for fitness. It was a big pat on her back when her team of 10 pole performers was asked to perform in National Day Parade 2009. Ming now owns Acro Polates which offers both pole and aerial fitness courses.
Another affirmation that pole dance is now a recognized form of healthy sport/dance when a fitness gym opens pole dance classes and collaborated with Acro Polates to provide instructors.