Director & Mentor

In 2010, Ms. Goh accepted an invitation to become the Director of the Goh Ballet Academy and Youth Company Canada. She is also the Executive Producer of Goh Ballet’s critically acclaimed The Nutcracker; a large scale professional production which has provided mentorship opportunities to hundreds of aspiring dancers each year since its premiere in 2009

Ms. Goh continues to contribute and advocate for dance in every way possible. She has been recognized with awards for her tireless contributions and commitment to a multitude of projects benefiting Arts communities as well as for her work towards enhancing the identity of Canadian Art and Dance. In 2012, Ms. Goh was appointed one of the founding members of Vancouver’s first and only Arts and Culture Policy Council; assisting in giving the city’s creative community a meaningful voice. In 2013, Ms. Goh received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her outstanding dedication to Arts and Culture. As well, in 2013, she received the coveted YWCA Women of Distinction Award for inspiring so many through her outstanding achievements and contributions to the well-being of arts. In 2019, she was appointed as a member to the Order of Canada for her excellence in ballet as a principal dancer, artistic director and cultural ambassador. In 2020 she was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of British Columbia for her outstanding contributions to society.

At the invitation of the organizing committees, Ms. Goh often participates on international panels of judges at some of the most renowned dance competitions. These include the Korea International Dance Competition and the Wien Welt Wettbewerb Ballet Competition, Vienna. She was special guest of honour and jury member for many years with the Beijing International Ballet and Choreographic Competition as well as the Beijing Dance Invitational for Dance Schools. In 2013, Ms. Goh was invited by Mr. Yury Grigorovich to be the guest of honour at the 12th Moscow International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers.