A Singaporean dancer based in NYC, Ezra's journey has found him flirting with various dance styles, including bboying, hip hop and jazz. He stepped into his first ballet class at the age of 21, enrolling into the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore shortly after. That decision eventually led him to the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY. During his years at NAFA and Purchase College, Ezra has had the privilege of working with acclaimed choreographers such as Pichet Klunchun (Thailand), Jeffrey Tan (Singapore), Zhang Xiao Xiong/Wu Chien-Wei (Taiwan), James Cousins (UK), Aszure Barton (USA) and MADBOOTS DANCE (USA). He holds a Diploma in Dance Choreography from NAFA and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Purchase College, SUNY. He has also held scholarships with NAFA, Ngee Ann Kongsi, Moving Arts Scholars Programme, the Jitterbugs Developing Artist Programme and CSTD Summer School 2012. He is currently a company member of H.T. Chen & Dancers and Kizuna Dance Company. He also dances for various other projects and makes work of his own.
Ezra received his GYROTONIC® certification Authorised Master Trainer Billy Macagnone and is currently completing his Apprenticeship at Body Evolutions NYC. In pursuing a dance career, Ezra has searched for a exercise method or somatic practice that would supplement and enhance his knowledge and understanding of movement and the body, without interfering or remove from his activities in dance. After delving into numerous different practices, he was finally introduced to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Through GYROTONIC® movement, Ezra has discovered new ways to stretch, strengthen, rehabilitate and nourish muscles that are worn out from rehearsals and performances, and also to build new neural pathways to using his body in a way that is soft, pliant and easy on the joints and muscles.
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and its applications have greatly improved and even influenced Ezra's capacity and vocabulary in dance. And teaching at Body Evolutions has brought great enjoyment and grounding to his otherwise hectic and exhausting life.
Besides dance and GYROTONIC®,Ezra also does work as a professional photographer.