“Dance is such a wonderful way to express oneself. When I started dancing, I just wanted to
move to no particular form. Just being in touch with that part in myself that felt joy in moving
was so precious. Ballet gave this joy a structure, and what a structure!” Yim Ming Yong had her first ballet experience when she was eight years old, leaving her homeland of Malaysia aged 16 to begin her education at the Royal Ballet School in London. While there, she was spotted by Lothar Höfgen, director of the Hanover Ballet, leading to an engagement in Hanover. This was followed by stints with Peter van Dyk and Your Vamos in Bonn as well as with Heinz Spoerli in Basel. She has been a guest lecturer in dance institutions like tanzhaus nrw, Cologne Dance Centre, DPAC (Damansara Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia) and within the framework of the LAG (Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Tanz NRW e.V./ State-Wide Association for Dance) since 2002. Additionally, Yim Ming trained several companies such as the Würzburg Ballett, Ballett Mönchengladbach/ Krefeld under the direction of Robert Noth, as well as the Singapore Dance Theatre. She has been a returning jury member at the “Solo Classical Ballet Competition” in Malaysia. Yim Ming is preceded by a reputation as an empathetic as well as highly competent instructor with a fine grasp for musicality and a close relationship to tanzhaus nrw, where she has been teaching since 2003.