Jackie started dancing at the age of 18 when he joined the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company. After completing his national service, he enrolled in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts dance program headed by Dr Caren Carino, and received the NAFA scholarship during his 2nd year of study. While in school, Jackie was given the opportunity to represent the school in World Dance Alliance- Asia Pacific Event in New Delhi and World Dance Alliance Global Dance Event in New York. In 2009, he joined The Human Expression (T.H.E) Second Company, under Artistic Director Kuik Swee Boon and Associate Director Silvia Yong, and has performed in almost all of the productions presented by the Second Company. Jackie is also very fortunate to have worked with the main company for various productions and tours in Poland, China and Japan. In 2015, he was involved in Singapore:Inside Out, a creative showcase to commemorate Singapore’s 50th birthday, performing in Beijing, London and New York.