Shanice Stanislaus

Hometown: Singapore

Home College/University: Yale-NUS College

Major: Arts and Humanities

When did you attend Spring at Tisch? Spring 2016

What did you study during Spring at Tisch? I was in the Open Arts Studio doing theatre and took dance electives such as Choreography, Flamenco, Dance Matters: Politics, Race and Class and Hip-Hop

Why did you decide to come to Tisch? As the pioneer batch in my home university, the arts curriculum has not been fully developed and I wanted a rigorous semester in which I could take courses that were a cross-discipline between theatre and dance. Tisch could offer me such a program and I knew that New York City had a nurturing arts environment; hence, I was keen to come to Tisch to get better training in these two art forms.


Shanice Nicole Stanislaus is a dance and theatre artist from Singapore who is interested in telling cross-collaborative stories through the body and voice. She is currently a performing artist with Flamenco Dance Theatre company: Flamenco Sin Fronteras and has been mentored by esteemed Flamenco Dance Theatre practitioner, Antonio Vargas. Her notable work with the company includes a team-devised physical theatre performance featured at the Singapore Flamenco Festival 2014.

Shanice is also a licensed Zumba instructor and can be found teaching Zumba classes to the Singaporean public and Yale-NUS college students. She is an advocate for arts education and has been involved in designing outreach programs and curriculums to aid her interest in outreach. Past projects include, designing the dance and theatre curriculum for Camp Chartwell, an arts integration camp for children and for a dance outreach program she pilots in Battambang, Cambodia.

When she is not busy dancing or acting, she loves making films. Her first film directorial debut, ‘Duende’ is the winner of the European Union Center’s Documentary Film Competition and a shortlisted film for the Guam International Film Festival. Shanice is a full-time undergraduate student at Yale-NUS College but is presently doing her semester abroad in New York at Tisch: school of the arts, studying dance and theatre.

About Spring at Tisch

Spring at Tisch offers visiting undergraduate students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a full semester of courses in emerging media, and the cinematic or performing arts. This intense professional training coupled with all New York City has to offer, lets students advance their creative careers while enriching their academic experience.