Manggoh


Enjoying cocktail with the team at a Bandos Resort, Maldives (2008)

MANGGOH was one of the elite few selected for the Mediacorp Dance Academy in 2000. He graduated from NTU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and used to work as a Project Manager in the IT Industry. He passed his examination & evaluation for SFDF and is currently doing his Diploma & IHDC. Since joining the program, he has completed several teaching assignments worldwide, including assisting in setting up a dance school in the Maldives in 2008, Batam Indonesia in 2009 and Hong Kong and China in 2011. He is now the VP in Aceki involved in Marketing & Dance Products Development.

Teaching Salsa Class with my sister as my lovely assistant (2007)
Teaching Salsa Class with my sister as my lovely assistant (2007)

"I have finally found my career I love in dance. It is here that I believe I will make my millions. I love travelling and developing new products and be involve in marketing. I have never work with a company that gives me so much freedom to do what I love to do. So many parties and so much fun while working. Work is so addictive here. Having management meetings while swimming in crystal clear water in the Maldives and at Shangri La in Cebu or having a nice buffet in Beijing, Hong Kong or Indonesia. Preparing for the World Salsa Championships, designing a new shoe for the future dancer, there is just so much to learn and play with. I have seen so many ideas in the company materialize into reality, into real products and services. I was given the opportunity to upgrade myself through mentorship with CEOD on HR, marketing, management & manufacturing. There are thousands of tasks that I want to experience here."

First overseas Salsa competition in Taiwan (2006)
First overseas Salsa competition in Taiwan (2006)

Teaching dance to Mediacorp Artists for TV Sitcom "Just In Singapore" (2008)
Teaching dance to Mediacorp Artists for TV Sitcom "Just In Singapore" (2008)

Teaching dance to St Joseph's International School Singapore (2008) Thanks to the training I received, I have taught over 1000 students in more than 10 schools (TKGS, AJC, SJI, Pasir Ris Cres, Nan Chiau High...)
Teaching dance to St Joseph's International School Singapore (2008) Thanks to the training I received, I have taught over 1000 students in more than 10 schools (TKGS, AJC, SJI, Pasir Ris Cres, Nan Chiau High...)


Teaching and Performance trip to Maldives in 2008

Building a Rueda Performance Team in Maldives. (2008)
Building a Rueda Performance Team in Maldives. (2008)

With my mentor Justin in Guangzhou, China (2011)
With my mentor Justin in Guangzhou, China (2011)

Working with international artists and teachers on global distribution of Aceki products
Working with international artists and teachers on global distribution of Aceki products


Promoting Aceki products at Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011

Performing at Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011
Performing at Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011

Teaching workshops as an International Artist at Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011
Teaching workshops as an International Artist at Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011

Some of the things that money cannot buy: Happiness, Family, Friends, Peace and Love...
Some of the things that money cannot buy: Happiness, Family, Friends, Peace and Love...

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Starlinn Actfa DanceSTARLINN CHOO YANQING joined the SFDF program in 2004 while studying in NUS, training 12 hours a day; she completed her SFDF, Diploma & IHDC courses in 3 years, using her teaching income to finance her classes in Diploma & IHDC. In 2008 she pursued her IMDC Dance Business & is now doing her 3 years IPHDC Dance Product Research. While pursuing her IHDC she was already traveling around the world for assignments. more


Bianca Actfa DanceBIANCA enrolled in the SFDF course after A-levels. Within 6 months she was dancing as a backup dancer for MTV. She has also traveled to many countries like Germany, UK, Taiwan & Hong Kong to teach & perform, & was offered a position to dance in a few Musical plays. 


 Libin Actfa DanceLB, a masters degree holder working for a MNC, decided to do a career switch after he completed his SFDF. He then worked as an International Sales Manager in dance products, an international artist & dance instructor. He is the Singapore Bachata Champion 2008 and the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship behind Serge and Polina from Russia in 2010. more


manfred Actfa DanceMANGGOH was one of the elite few selected for the Mediacorp Dance Academy in 2000. He graduated from NTU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and used to work as a Project Manager in the IT Industry. He passed his examination & evaluation for SFDF and is currently doing his Diploma & IHDC. more


maricel Actfa DanceMARICEL, a professional dancer from the Philippines, joined SFDF in 2009. In less than a year, she has performed at the Esplanade Da:ns Festival 2009, Salsa Cruise Asia 2009, & has also been to China to teach & perform. In 2010 she was offered a full time dance instructor job in Singapore. She has since gone on to set up a dance studio in the Philippines and comes back periodically to upgrade her skills.


rachel Actfa DanceRACHEL an undergraduate in NTU joined the SFDF in 2010 and was offered to open a dance studio in China.  She has taught and performed in Guang Zhou, Shen Zhen, Hong Kong, Singapore.


 derrick actfa danceDERRICK has over 20 years of dance instructor experience with more than 30 types of dance. He was granted an exemption from SFDF after taking an examination & evaluation and signed up for the diploma & IHDC simultaneously.


tamil actfa danceTAMIL, a professional dancer & teacher actively involved in competitions & performances for Hip Hop, Bollywood, Indian Dance. He was teaching dance in secondary school and choreographing for SYF. He joined the IHDC program to further his training as a dancer & teacher in 2009.  Since joining the IHDC, he has taught, performed & competed in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan.


brenda actfa danceBRENDA joined the SFDF when she was 13 years old and was hired to teach and perform both locally and overseas after 6 months. She was also financing her own dance study while teaching private dance classes.  Under the SFDF, she was the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship 2010 and Singapore Bachata Champion 2009.  She was given opportunities to teach in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China.

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