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 i (2016).

Min Yi joined SDT as an apprentice in November 2012 and was promoted to Artist in January 2014. Her repertoire highlights include Odette / Odile in Swan Lake, Kitri and Kitri’s friend in Don Quixote, the lead in Theme and Variations, Waltz Girl in Serenade, Peasant pas de deux in Giselle, Snow Queen and Chinese Flowers in The Nutcracker, the lead in Raymonda Divertissements, Flower Festival in GenzanoPaquita pas de deux and Dawn in Coppélia.

She has taken on featured roles in SYNCLinea AdoraOrgan ConcertoDouble ContrastsThe Four Temperaments and Midnight Waltz. She has also performed in RubiesConcerto BaroccoDivertimento No. 15FivesUnknown TerritorySchubert SymphonyBeginningsSymphony in Three MovementsAnother EnergyIncomparable BeautyShadow’s EdgeBournville Divertissements- Folk Tale pas de sept,  La Ventana and TarentellaBlue SnowEvening VoicesTriptychOpus 25 and Peter and Blue’s Birthday PartyPeter and Blue Around The World and Peter and Blue’s Forest Adventure.

Min Yi was promoted to Principal in January 2020, she most recently performed the role of Juliet and Fate in Romeo and Juliet (2020).

Interview with Min Yi