Natasha Low Yi Ling (born 11 October 1993), better known by her stage name, Tasha (Korean: 타샤), is a Singaporean singer, dancer and television host based in South Korea. She was the leader of the Singaporean-South Korean-Japanese girl group, Skarf, under Alpha Entertainment.
Born into a family of ballroom dancers, Low’s great-grandfather was Low Poh San, who introduced ballroom dancing to Singapore and would later become Singapore Professional Ballroom Champion in 1946 and from 1950 to 1953. Low’s grandfather and parents were also accomplished ballroom dancers, with the former being Sunny Low, the owner of the renowned Sunny Low Dance Studio and a household name in Singapore in the 70’s and 80’s. Her brother also trained in Thailand to be a professional ballroom dancer.
After completing her Secondary School studies at Fuhua Secondary School, Low accompanied her friend to participate in the Singapore leg of the JYP and Alpha Asean Region Audition held in 2010 by Alpha Entertainment. Despite her adeptness in dancing, she sang during the audition. Being one of the four Singaporeans selected, Low moved to South Korea in the following year.
Low is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Korean.
After undergoing two years of intensive training in South Korea, Low debuted with Skarf, in which she served as the leader, rapper and vocalist. She and another member, Ferlyn, were the two Singaporean members in Skarf until Wong left the group in 2014. The group debuted with their first mini album, Oh! Dance and performed the song on KBS’s Music Bank on 17 August 2012. On 14 August 2012, Skarf held their debut showcase in Seoul.
In 2012, Low was picked as an endorsement model for a smartphone line, Pantech Vega R3. In 2013, she was selected as a host for Arirang’s music program, Pops in Seoul. In the same year, Low also appeared on MBC’s Gangnam Feel Dance. In 2014, she joined MBC’s Dancing 9 alongside Glam’s Zinni, but was disqualified for personal reasons. In 2015, Low appeared as the female lead in TimeZ’s and Roy Kim’s MV for “Awaken” and “The Great Dipper”, respectively.
It was announced in 2015 that Low will be joining a new group following the disbandment of Skarf in 2014, with the group being sold to CJ E&M. In 2016, Low appeared in Chinese Reality Programme, Lady Bees, which introduced her as a trainee under CJ E&M.
In 2017, Low joined the girl group survival show, Idol School to compete with 40 other contestants for an opportunity to debut in a 9-member girl group. She was eliminated from the potential debut group in which she ranked 23rd in Episode 10.
On 31 December 2017, her Instagram post stated that she will be starting her solo career, where she will be promoting future activities as Yu I Yeong. In April 2018, Tasha stopped all her activities in Korea and returned to Singapore as a solo artist.
Tasha opened her new Youtube channel, with the concept of making “Lifestyle” videos.