Trev’s passion for performance and dance started with a national competition organised by the Central Narcotics Bureau of Singapore to promote a drug-free lifestyle for youth. Representing his secondary school together with a team of dancers, this first experience left such an indelible impression that he decided to pursue a career in dance.
Trev went on to join scholarship programs of various dance schools and companies, including LA Dance Connection, Jitterbugs Swingapore, Singapore Dance Theatre, DanceArts and ECNAD. Through these stints, Trev honed his craft in various styles of dance, adding to his repertoire and versatility as a professional dancer.
Trev has danced in many professional productions and feels honoured to have worked with the Rose Borromeo Spanish Dance Company for Singapore Lyric Opera's "La Traviata". He also counts Frontier Danceland's "02-Square – Different Side of Coin", ECNAD's "The RED Queen" and Theatrework's "National Broadway Company" as some of the most memorable highlights in his body of work.
Besides performing, Trev has also been teaching dance since he was 17. He was a trainer with Singapore Kids In Performance (SKIP), a programme that prepares young talent for the world stage. Six of his students in the programme were selected to represent Singapore to compete in the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held in Hollywood, coming out tops among the international contestants to win four gold medals.
At the age of 18, he was talent-spotted by Dr Kenneth Lyen who then invited him to choreograph for Singapore's first TV musical series, 'School House Rockz', which was broadcast on MediaCorp’s free-to-air channel, Okto.
Some of his other choreographic credits include:
• Singapore Repertory Company Little Company's
- "The Nightingale"
• I Theatre: Creative Edge's
- "Under the Dragon Moon"
• W!ld Rice: Ch!ll! Padi's
- "FML: Friends, Music, Lies"
• International Kids Performing Festival 2010
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."
― Martha Graham