The debut of Malaysia's first ballet company BTM
Ballet Theatre Malaysia (BTM) aims to create a space where every dancer’s dream can flourish while bringing a world-class arts scene to life.
By Culture Editor
Malaysia has numerous ballet schools that provide training for young dancers. However, the country lacks an avenue for talented dancers who aspire to progress further, to turn professional. So far, the accepted norm has been for these dancers to seek training abroad, via either scholarships / sponsorships or with parental financial support. For obvious reasons, both these avenues are not always available, and much talent has had to be left on the back-burner. Hence, the birth of Ballet Theatre Malaysia.
Although Malaysia has numerous ballet schools that provide training for young dancers, the country still lacks a professional avenue for aspiring dancers. The familiar path for these dancers is to seek training abroad through scholarships, sponsorships, or parental financial support. However, these options are not always widely accessible, leading to potential talent being put on the back burner.
Thus, comes the inception of Ballet Theatre Malaysia (BTM). BTM is the first professional ballet company based in Klang Valley, Malaysia, jointly established by Datin Jane Lew, Choong Wan Chin, and Rachel Chew.
For more information on BTM and the upcoming ballet shows, please visit https://www.ballettheatremalaysia.com/