Top ballerina in Singapore hangs up pointe shoes

Singapore Dance Theatre principal artist Li Jie (second from left) taking her final bow at the company's production of Sleeping Beauty on Sunday.
Singapore Dance Theatre principal artist Li Jie (second from left) taking her final bow at the company's production of Sleeping Beauty on Sunday.PHOTO: COURTESY OF JASON CARTER

Chinese dancer Li Jie retires after eight years with the Singapore Dance Theatre

One of the top ballerinas in Singapore's premier professional dance company has retired.

China dancer Li Jie left the Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) on Sunday night, after taking her final bow at the company's production of Sleeping Beauty at the Esplanade Theatre, where she danced the part of the Lilac Fairy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 11, 2018, with the headline 'Top ballerina in S'pore hangs up pointe shoes'. Print Edition | Subscribe