Jay hails from Batu Pahat, Johor. He started dancing under the guidance of Vincent Tan Lian Ho during his secondary school days. A graduate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, he was a dancer with the Hong Kong Dance Company, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and CCDC from 1990 to 2005. He is also a founding member of the South ‘ASLI’ Dance Workshop. Returning to Malaysia in 2005, he became a dance educator. He was a guest lecturer at ASWARA from 2012 to 2015.