- Advanced Diploma of Dance, Australian Ballet School
- Pilates Certification, Body Control (P.I.A)
Pilates Studio Certification, Polestar Pilates
Australian-born dancer Pilates instructor and mother of two, Kellie Van der Ploeg Zhang has devoted her life to the art of movement.
Dancing since the age of 5, Kellie graduated from the renowned Australian Ballet School and spent 11 years dancing professionally with the Singapore Dance Theatre. A strong classical and contemporary performer, she worked her way up to Principal Dancer with an impressive repertoire including the works of Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian and Goh Choo San.
Kellie has been practicing Pilates since the age of 14 and received her first Pilates Certification in Australia in 2000. In almost two decades of teaching ballet and Pilates in Singapore she has trained everyone from children to the elderly, and athletes to corporate groups. She also specialises in rehabilitation, pre and post natal, and dance injuries and prevention.
Kellie completed her second Pilates Certification in 2006 and retired from professional dancing shortly afterwards to focus her energy on her other great passion – Pilates. She is inspired by the challenges and rewards of seeing her clients achieve their goals and being the best they can be.