Born in Singapore, Min Yi trained at Singapore Ballet Academy (SBA) and received the SBA Scholarship in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, she was a finalist in the Adeline Genée International Ballet Competition and was awarded the National Arts Council (Overseas) Arts Scholarship to train at English National Ballet School (ENBS) in London. She graduated from ENBS in 2012.

As a student, Min Yi has performed in Singapore Dance Theatre’s productions such as The Nutcracker, Giselle, La Sylphide and Cinderella. She has also performed with The Royal Ballet in Swan Lake (2005) and The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker in 2007. In 2012, she toured and performed with English National Ballet II’s premiere of My First Sleeping Beauty in the United Kingdom. She performed Chinese flowers in The Nutcracker (2016).

Min Yi joined SDT as an apprentice in November 2012 and was promoted to Artist in January 2014. She has performed in Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, and Swan Lake. Others include Blue Snow, Bournonville Divertissements, Double Contrast, Flower Festival, Folk Tale, La Ventana, Tarantella, Opus 25, Midnight Waltzes, Concerto Barocco, Divertimento No 15, Theme and Variation, Rubies, Serenade, Beginnings, Schubert Symphony, Incomparable Beauty, Shadow’s Edge, Symphony in Three Movements, Peter and Blue Go Around the World, Peter and Blue Birthday Party, Peter and Blue Forest Adventure and Another Energy.

Min Yi was promoted to First Artist in January 2019

Interview with Min Yi