Hafiz graduated from LASALLE’s BA(Hons) Musical Theatre programme and holds a Diploma in Mass Communication specialising in filmmaking. He also trained in traditional and contemporary Malay dance for a decade with Azpirasi dance group, under the tutelage of Azmi Juhari and the mentorship of Norhaizad Adam (National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award recipient). Further training includes an intermediate pas de deux mentorship programme with Acro Arts Sg and Steps On Broadway Summer Study in New York. Hafiz is also currently a P7:1SMA dance associate.
Some of his performance credits include The Lee Kuan Yew Musical 2022 (dir. Steven Dexter); Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville (dir. Nikki Snelson); Understudy for “Mr Adrian Heng” in Forever Young (director’s assistant, dir. Hossan Leong); “Wickersham 2” in Seussical The Musical (dir. Edith Podesta); “Madagascar Drummer” and “Undead Mummy” in Hollywood Dreams Light-Up Parade; Choreographer and performer for Scarlet Mela Festival of the Arts incubation programme; Choreographer and performer of a solo dance performance for the International Mask Festival in Solo, Indonesia.
For his Musical Theatre Jazz class, Hafiz infuses different dance genres such as jazz, hip-hop and lyrical contemporary into his class choreographies. He makes it a point to keep updated with the everchanging styles of Musical Theatre. Apart from technique training, Hafiz also focuses on storytelling through dance as he believes that every dancer is an actor as well. We are delighted to have him on the TDP team!