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CONTORTION GUITAR is an original and distinctive performance act by Sapphire Ng which unites acrobatics and contortion with guitar playing. #contortionguitar


SAPPHIRE NG (Guitarist, Dancer, Model) is the pioneer of Contortion Guitar. #sapphireng


Sapphire is a Guitarist, Dancer, and Model.

Sapphire is a Lead Electric Guitarist and Composer, performing genres including Jazz, Rock and Metal. She studied jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music, and earned Summa Cum Laude for her Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Management degree at the institution in Boston, MA, USA. She was awarded a scholarship to study at Berklee, and earned placement on the Dean’s List for 5 semesters. She performed live and was interviewed on the TV Talk and Variety Show “Topic Time with Harrison Young” on the Raynham Channel in MA, USA.

Sapphire is a Dancer, Contortionist, and Choreographer, specializing in dance styles including Classical and Contemporary Ballet, and Chinese Dance. Sapphire studied contortion with professional contortionists at Forgotten Circus School and London Dance Academy (LDA) in London. Sapphire has trained in Russian Ballet, Classical and Contemporary Ballet, and Pointe Work Technique at Danceworks and Pineapple Dance Studios in London. She also trained in Ballet and Intermediate Jazz Dance Technique at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee (formerly The Boston Conservatory). She performed ballet at Alan Tam and Hacken Lee’s—Hong Kong celebrity artistes—Live 2003 Concert at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sapphire has professional experience dancing in Music Videos, Films, Live Events, and Photo and Video Shoots. She has had dance images displayed in photo exhibitions in the UK and Malaysia, and published in magazines and publications released in the UK. Sapphire also trained in disciplines including Jazz Dance, Circus Aerial, Competitive Cheerleading, Acrobatics, Breakdance, and Calisthenics.

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Sapphire is a Published International Model, having modelled in countries including the UK, the US, Singapore and Malaysia. She specializes in genres including Editorial, Fashion, Portrait, Hair, Swimwear, Lingerie, Fitness, Lifestyle, and Runway. Sapphire has walked London Fashion Week for the Pierre Garroudi Spectacular Fashion Show modelling the Spring Summer 2019 collection. She has also worked for top hair companies/brands including Toni&Guy, Sassoon Salon, Headmasters, The Chapel, and Saco Hair. Sapphire has had her images published in magazines/publications in the UK, the US, and Singapore, and appeared on fashion/style TV and catalogues for fashion brands. She also worked in fashion campaigns, fashion shows, and music videos, and has had countless photoshoots with professional photographers in the UK, the US, Singapore and Malaysia.

Sapphire also earned a second class honours with upper division for her Bachelor of Laws, Law LLB at Queen Mary University of London in the UK. She had also previously been awarded a 6-year fully sponsored scholarship to study in Singapore, at Hwa Chong Institution and Nanyang Girls’ High School.

Sapphire has also worked as an actor, an extra and a fashion assistant. She has also done illustration and jewelry design.


MODELLING EXPERIENCE

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2019, Publication, Model, SEPTEMBER 2019 issue BOOK 1, Femme Rebelle Magazine, pp. 102-103

2019, Publication, Model, MODELS’ GAMES GUIDES: ACORN ELECTRON, David Edwards, pp. 4, 186

2019, Publication, Model, JULY 2019 issue BOOK 2, Femme Rebelle Magazine, pp. 36-41

2019, Hair Event, Hair Model, TONI&GUY ACADEMY LONDON, Toni&Guy

2019, Exhibition, Model, PHOTO DIVISION IBM CLUB FRANKFURT, IBM Germany

2018, London Fashion Week, Model, PIERRE GARROUDI SPECTACULAR FASHION SHOW (Spring Summer 2019), Sunday 16th September, Pierre Garroudi

2018, Publication, Model, OCT 2018 issue BOOK 2, Femme Rebelle Magazine, pp. 02, 26-31

2018, Publication, Model, AUG 2018 issue BOOK 2, Femme Rebelle Magazine, pp. 02, 30-31, 32-33

2018, Publication, Runway Model, LONDON RUNWAY, Issue 26, 11th October 2018, p. 109, Pierre Garroudi

2018, Cover Band Music Video Promo, Model, THE IRON MOUNTAIN, Zachary Denman

2018, Hair Seminar, Hair Model, THE ‘PERSONA’ COLLECTION, Saco Hair, Milan Juracka

2018, Hair Shoot, Hair Model, THE CHAPEL, The Chapel, Symon May

2018, Hair Show, Hair Model, HEADMASTERS AVANT GARDE SHOW, Headmasters, Naomi Cotter

2018, Hair Show, Hair Model, SASSOON HAIR SHOW, Sassoon Salon

2018, Hair Show, Hair Model, TONI&GUY ASSISTANT COMPETITION - SOUTHERN HEAT 2, Toni&Guy

2018, Hair Show, Hair Model, TONI&GUY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR PROMOTION, Toni&Guy

2018, Fashion Show, Fashion Model, SINCE1993 SS19 RAV PARTY COLLECTION, SINCE1993

2018, Fashion Campaign, Fashion Model, THE HYPE, VS Turbans, Veronique Salagean

2018, Fashion Show and Presentation, Fashion Model, BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE, Neha Dhull 2018, Hair Shoot, Hair Model, LIFESTYLE SHOOT, Hair Colour Studio, Val Mallia

2018, Catalogue Shoot, Fashion Model, KUSSEN CLOTHING, Cameron Borthwick Photography, Cameron Borthwick

2018, Still Photography, Model, 4-DAY DANCE AND FASHION SHOOT IN NORMANDY, FRANCE, Pete Baldrey Photography, Pete Baldrey

2018, Publication, Model, HEAVENLY BODIES, The Hibiscus (UK), Sophia Adnyana

2018, Exhibition, Model, OUR FUTURE LIKES, Bethlem Gallery, Alexandra Leigh Styling and Photography, Alexandra Leigh

2018, Television, Model, EPISODE 2: PASTEL CHALLENGE, The London Look TV, Fatima Gu-ra Brand

2017, Editorial Shoot, Fashion Model, ZLDN UNDERWEAR - AW17 PRINT, Zulu London, Jack Hicks

2017, Hair Shoot, Hair Model, CUT AND COLOR SHOOT, Inspiration Hair Art Salon, Karolina Paniznik

2017, Editorial Shoot, Fashion Model, RITVA WESTENIUS LONDON, Reportage-Gallery, Pascal Plessis

2017, Editorial Shoot, Fashion Model, KITENGE, Paulagraphy, Ana Paula

2017, Editorial Shoot, Fashion Model, COLOUR THERAPY BY ANGELA MILLS, Paulagraphy, Ana Paula

2017, Editorial Shoot, Fashion Model, MEEN CLOTHING, Paulagraphy, Ana Paula

2017, Beauty Campaign, Beauty Model, SEMIRAMIS PREMIER BEAUTY CAMPAIGN, Semiramis, Jaja Radzwan

2017, Editorial Shoot, Fashion Model, AXXEZZ, Gina Frias

2016, Product Shoot, Fashion Model, JOLLY VAPORS/JOE JOLLY’S, JP Designs Photography, Joel Perez

2015, Fashion Show, Fashion Model, TARANTINO PROJECT VI.1 RUNWAY & ARTSHOW, Wild Lolita, Loredana Sun

2015, Publication, Model, TAKE IT OFF, Surreal Beauty Magazine (USA), Issue 268 (Page 80-81), July 2015

2015, Editorial Shoot, Fashion Model, WILD LOLITA, Wild Lolita, Loredana Sun

2015, Makeup Show, Beauty Model, RAW ARTISTS BOSTON - BOLD, Amara Makeup Artistry, Denise Amara

2015, Fashion Show, Fashion Model, FASHION FOR OUR FORCES BENEFIT BALL, Shaco Couture, Sharon Cox-Cole

2015, Catalogue Shoot, Fashion Model, PYRAMID WORSHIP

2015, Editorial Shoot, Fashion Model, URBAN NICHE DESIGNS

2014, Publication, Model, REV Magazine Singapore, April 2014 Issue, Cover Model & Pages 01, 09, 10, 56


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DANCE EXPERIENCE

2020, Shortlisted, Dancer & Choreographer, Short+Sweet Malaysia 2020: Dance (KL), The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

2019, Exhibition, Dancer, KINGSCLERE PHOTO EXHIBITIONS, MOL Photography

2019, Publication, Dancer, SEPTEMBER 2019 issue BOOK 1, Femme Rebelle Magazine, pp. 102-103

2019, Publication, Dancer, MODELS’ GAMES GUIDES: ACORN ELECTRON, David Edwards, p. 178

2019, Publication, Dancer, JULY 2019 issue BOOK 2, Femme Rebelle Magazine, pp. 42-43

2018-2019, Training, Dancer, RUSSIAN BALLET, CLASSICAL BALLET, CONTEMPORARY BALLET, BALLET and POINTE WORK TECHNIQUE, Danceworks and Pineapple Dance Studios

2018, Music Video, Dancer, SUN UP TO SUN DOWN - JOHN HECTIC, Deal Wiv It (DWI) Entertainment, Ghost K Films

2018, Music Video, Dancer, FEELING ME - BRKE, Soho Pixels, Mick Peters

2018, Exhibition, Dancer, LIMBO, Gabrielle Milanese

2018, Exhibition, Dancer, TEN 2 TWO EXHIBITION, Beecroft Art Gallery, Gabrielle Milanese

2018, Live Performance, Ballerina - Marie Antoinette Black Swan, DANGEROUS LIAISONS - 7th Anniversary, Social Concierge, Nana Wereko-Brobby

2018, Feature Film, Dancer, BADNAAM, Rachita Kapoor Casting LTD, Rachita Kapoor

2018, Music Video, Dancer, ‘LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND’ BY EMPEROR VILLA, Eyes To Film Productions, Oli

2018, Live Performance, Dancer, LIMINALITY 3 EXHIBITION [CACOPHONY], Gallery 46, Primordial Soup Collective, Kimia Amini

2018, Still Photography, Dancer, 4-DAY DANCE AND FASHION SHOOT IN NORMANDY, FRANCE, Pete Baldrey Photography, Pete Baldrey

2018, Art Video Shoot, Dancer, EMPOWERMENT, Gabrielle Milanese

2017, Exhibition, Dancer, KUALA LUMPUR PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2017 at MAPKL PUBLIKA, Jeff Kingsley Photography, Jeff Kingsley

2016, Training, Dancer, BALLET and INTERMEDIATE JAZZ DANCE TECHNIQUE, Boston Conservatory at Berklee (formerly The Boston Conservatory)

2008, Training, Dancer, OVERSEAS DANCE IMMERSION PROGRAM (3-WEEK), Beijing Dance Academy, Beijing, China

2006 - 2009, Training and Live Performances, Chinese Dancer, CHINESE DANCE, Nanyang Girls' High School, Singapore

2003, Live Performance, Ballerina, ALAN TAM AND HACKEN LEE LIVE 2003 CONCERT, Stadium Merdeka, Malaysia

2002 - 2005, Training and Qualification, Ballerina, BALLET (GRADES 1-5), Jean Gan Academy of Ballet & Music, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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GUITARIST EXPERIENCE

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2020-Present, YouTube Partner, Guitarist, YOUTUBE PARTNER PROGRAM (YPP), YouTube

2020, Freelance, Music Transcriptionist

2020, Live Performance and Q&A Session, Guitarist, UMS & ANYRADIO PRESENTS URBAN LIVE STREAM, Urban Music Station

2020, Power Of Hope Charity Bazaar for YEMEN, Guitarist, MALAYSIAN INDIE MUSIC SHOWCASE, Cheras Sentral Mall

2020, Private Dinner Function, Guitarist, PRE-CNY BLESSINGS, Selangor

2014, TV Talk and Variety Show, Guitarist, TOPIC TIME WITH HARRISON YOUNG, Raynham Channel

2014-2017, Education, Guitarist, BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN MUSIC BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, Berklee College of Music


CONTORTION EXPERIENCE


2021-Present, Training, Aerialist, AERIAL SILKS/HOOP/TRAPEZE, Fly Royal Academy

2020, Interview, Contortionist, BULK HACKERS, JUL 2020, How Physical Training and Discipline Affect My Mind, Body and Soul, Laarni

2019-2020, Freelance 1-to-1 Private Coach, Contortionist

2019, Training, Contortionist and Aerialist, CONTORTION and AERIAL SILKS/HOOP/TRAPEZE, Forgotten Circus School and London Dance Academy (LDA)

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CONTORTION GUITAR EXPERIENCE


2021, Interview, Contortionist Guitarist, MEL MAGAZINE, FEB 2021, Contortion Guitar Blends Different Yoga Poses and Shredding, Please Welcome to the Stage… The Bendable Queen of Contortion Guitar, Ian Lecklitner


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