Sheriden Newman, a dance graduate from the Queensland University of Technology outperformed over 200 contestants in the auditions and 11 others to win Zee TV’s Dance Singapore Dance competition.
Dance Singapore Dance season 2, which ran in ten episodes, is the localised version of famous Dance India Dance series.
After emerging as the winner of season 2, Sheriden Newman, 29, takes home the prize money of S$15000. Mohamad Sufri Juwahir and Mumtaz Mumtaz Angullia are the first and the second runner’s up with cash prizes of S$3000 and S$2000 respectively.
Sheriden Newman said, “I would like to thank everyone who supported me throughout this journey, especially Sahil, my mentor for constantly pushing my boundaries and helping me excel. With the prize money, I plan to establish my new dance company Soul Signature with my dancing partner, Sufri Juwahir”.
The show brings together aspiring dancers from different cultures and backgrounds from Singapore. The open category dance competition aims to provide a platform for amateur and experienced dancers to showcase their talent. Powered by Tiger Air and Scoot, StarHub is the presenting sponsor for Dance Singapore Dance Season 2.
The season started with a new panel of judges with Bollywood ace Choreographer Master Mudassar Khan from Mumbai and popular local classical and contemporary dancer Sreedevy Sivarajasingam.
Guest judges on different episodes included Najip Ali (Host & Entertainer), Kavitha Krishnan (Artistic Director, Maya Dance Theatre), Daisy Irani (Creative Director & Actor, Hum Theatre), Shantha M Misra (Indian Classical Dancer and Choreographer) and Zaini Tahir, (Artistic Director and Dance Singapore Dance Season 1 judge) also provided their expert opinion as part of the judging panel.
Tripta Singh, Senior Vice President, International Business, Zee TV APAC, said, “In the second season of Dance Singapore Dance the expectations were very high from all the stakeholders including the contestants, our partners and viewers and the show surpassed all of them. We believe that Dance Singapore Dance provides a great platform for both budding and seasoned dancers across nationalities and races. We wish Sheriden good luck and hope to be back with Season 3 soon”.
Leslie Thng, Chief Commercial Officer of Scoot and Tigerair, powered by sponsor on Season 2 said: “Dance Singapore Dance has proven successful in grooming new, young talent in Singapore. Beyond providing a stage for the participants to present their creativity, it has also encouraged them to follow their artistic dreams and enabled them to experience fun and joy along the way. This strongly resonates with Scoot and Tigerair’s mission to enable the young and young-at-heart to pursue their dreams through enriching travel experiences, and we are delighted to support this meaningful endeavour”.
The season finale of Dance Singapore Dance will be aired on Sunday, 11th December 2016.