Top Singapore Dance Theatre ballerina hangs up her pointe shoes

Singapore Dance Theatre principal artist Li Jie (second from left), 28, taking her final bow at the company's production of Sleeping Beauty on Dec 9, 2018.
Singapore Dance Theatre principal artist Li Jie (second from left), 28, taking her final bow at the company's production of Sleeping Beauty on Dec 9, 2018.PHOTO: JASON CARTER

SINGAPORE - One of the top ballerinas in Singapore's premier professional dance company has quit, saying it is "time to retire".

Chinese dancer Li Jie left the Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) on Sunday (Dec 9) 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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