Move Together, SHIFT the World

An international dance platform connecting the world through movement.

A Global Community of Dance Artists and Movers

We create rich arts experiences to connect artists worldwide and SHIFT the landscape of dance in Asia. We hope to inspire and empower a global community of dance artists and movers.

Our diverse community of dancers are in Hong Kong, USA, Singapore, Thailand, UK and Australia.

SHIFT Founder and Director Kelsey Ang

Kelsey Ang is a captivating artist and creator whose career spans the globe. She began training in Hong Kong and the Philippines before moving to Los Angeles where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double degree in dance and marketing from Loyola Marymount University. She has had the pleasure of performing Bill T. Jones, Sidra Bell, and BODYTRAFFIC repertoire and worked with LA’s top choreographers including Jay Carlon, Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch of 2020”, and Toogie Barcelo, one of Billboards top 12 most iconic choreographer’s list. On screen, she is in a music video for Lee Grove Music (Kristen Gutoskie) and a commercial for Blenders Eyewear.

Recently, Kelsey co-choreographed, performed and creative directed a short dance film “Common Grounds”; and began co-choreographing a piece on Invertigo Dance Theatre’s Dancing Through Parkinson’s program for Nigel Lythgoe and Debbie Allen’s Los Angeles International Dance Festival.

Kelsey is passionate about sharing movement through teaching. She is the Founder and Director of a leading Asia dance program, SHIFT Dance. She has taught at dance programs in Singapore, LA and Hong Kong to people of all ages from kids 5-15 to adults ages 35-90 as a Teaching Artist for Invertigo Dance Theatre’s Dancing Through Parkinson’s program.

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Guest Artists

Joseph Davis

BODYTRAFFIC Company Member, LA
JOSEPH DAVIS was born and raised in the beautiful hills of upstate New York, and can be easily identified from a distance by his cacophonous laughter. He began his studies at The Draper Center for Dance Education in Rochester, New York and continued his training at The Juilliard School on tuition scholarship from New York City Dance Alliance, where he received his BFA under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. Joseph has had the opportunity to perform works of Jíri Kylián, Crystal Pite, Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot, Kyle Abraham, Shannon Gillen, Twyla Tharp, Martha Graham, José Limón, Camille A. Brown, Joeri Dubbe and Sylvain Emard. He has also performed alongside Brian Brooks Moving Company at New York City Center’s Fall for Dance festival, and in Kate Weare’s residency at BAM Fisher Hall. Joe joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2016.

Haley Heckethorn

BODYTRAFFIC Company Member, LA
HALEY HECKETHORN was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she graduated from Las Vegas Academy as a dance major. In 2013 she moved to Vancouver Canada to join the Arts Umbrella Dance Diploma program under the direction of Artemis Gordon. During the two-year program, she participated in the Young Choreographers program mentored by Crystal Pite, allowing her to create two original works on the Arts Umbrella Dance Company. In 2015 she was awarded the Emerging Artist scholarship by the RBC Canada Council. She joined Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot as an apprentice and has preformed with Peter Chu’s Chuthis. Haley teaches and choreographs for schools on the west coast as well as teaching yoga. She is thrilled and honored to be joining BODYTRAFFIC and continuing her artistic journey in Los Angeles. Haley joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2018.

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Coming soon to Singapore...

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