Big Broadway dreams for this little girl
She started singing formally only late last year.
Kaitlyn Ong, 10, has a wide repertoire of performances ranging from dancing to acting and even emceeing.
Kaitlyn began dancing when she was four, but has been singing for as long as she can remember.
“I have always loved singing, I think I started singing when I was two years old,” she says.
Her parents recognised her talent for singing when she was nine.
“I noticed that she would regularly sing in the bathroom, so much so that her brothers would ask her to keep her volume down,” says her father, Mr Bernard Ong.
Kaitlyn enrolled in singing classes late last year, and won first runner-up in a singing and dance competition just months after.
As she is both a dancer and singer, it can sometimes take Kaitlyn months to prepare for a performance.
She says: “If there is a dance element to the performance, it tends to take longer as I need to perfect my technique, choreography and expression.”
Kaitlyn looks to her family for inspiration.
“My parents always encourage me to do my best in everything and have fun at the same time,” she says.
“Singing is my favourite activity. Through it, I get to meet and work with new friends to create something beautiful using our voices,” says Kaitlyn.
“I feel very happy whenever I sing and it’s a way for me to tell stories.”
A version of this article first appeared in The New Paper
(Photos: The New Paper)