About Us

Who We Are

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CLOUD & VICTORY is a ballet-inspired dancewear and clothing brand.

Cloud & Victory (www.cloudandvictory.com) is a Singapore-based brand that makes ethically-produced clothing for dancers and dance-lovers alike. C&V is owned by Min, a law and political science graduate who has a passion for ballet and a love of pizza.

Cloud & Victory has won over many dancers with it’s signature brand of witty, dreamy clothing that dancers from beginners to professionals can relate to. C&V clothing has been seen on professional ballet dancers around the world from the Mariinsky Ballet in St Petersburg to the Met in NYC.

Cloud & Victory has enjoyed collaborating various dancers such as Miko Fogarty, Joy Womack, Mathilde Froustey for its various campaigns and masterclasses.

The Cloud & Victory masterclasses were conceived by Min as a way of giving back to and enriching the local ballet community, by providing dancers here a chance to learn from some of the best ballet dancers in the world in an intimate environment.

Gillian Murphy is a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.

Gillian was raised in Florence, South Carolina and received her high school education and advanced dance training under the tutelage of Melissa Hayden at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. As a teenager, Gillian was awarded the Prix de Lausanne Espoir, and she joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996. After being honored with a Princess Grace Foundation Award, Gillian was promoted to Soloist in 1999 and to Principal Dancer in 2002.

She starred as Odette/Odile in ABT’s PBS television production of Swan Lake and as Giselle in the New Zealand Film Commission’s movie of Stiefel and Kobborg’s production of Giselle at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, where she was a Principal Guest Artist for three years. Gillian has also appeared onstage in world premieres of new creations by Alexei Ratmansky, Mark Morris, Benjamin Millepied, Jorma Elo, Aszure Barton, Peter Quanz, Natalie Weir, John Neumeier, Robert Hill, Christopher Wheeldon, Ethan Stiefel, and Twyla Tharp. Gillian has danced as a guest artist throughout the world, performing with the Mariinsky Ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Staatsballett Berlin, the Kiev Ballet, the Australian Ballet, as a ballerina with the Metropolitan Opera, and in numerous other international engagements and galas. She is a proud charter member of the concert ensemble, Stiefel and Stars, and for three summers in Martha’s Vineyard, Gillian directed a training program for dancers aged 12 to 14, Dreamcatchers. In 2009, Gillian was the recipient of a Princess Grace Statue Award, the organization’s highest honor.

In 2014, Gillian received an Honorary Doctorate in the Performing Arts from UNCSA.

her repertoire includes leading roles in all of ABT’s current full-length classics and in shorter works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Jiri Kylian, Antony Tudor, William Forsythe, Martha Graham, Lar Lubovitch, Paul Taylor, Frederick Ashton and Agnes de Mille.

(Bio from the American Ballet Theatre website. Picture by Rosalie O’Conner.)