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jess wong

Jess Wong has performed across the mediums of site specific, film and live performance with a variety of companies and independent artists in works touring both nationally and internationally.


These works include, Lucy Guerin Inc. (Human Interest Story), Antony Hamilton Projects (DRIFT, Black Project 1, Black Project 2), Legs On The Wall (Symphony, Puncture - development), Finucane & Smith (Glory Box, Caravan Burlesque Goes West), Phillip Brophy (Stadium - film adaptation), James Welsby (Tide Folk Fictions - in the Melbourne Aquarium), Melissa Rodis (Émigré), Yahna Fookes (Suspended, And The Lift Goes Up - State of Design Festival 2011) and Anna Healy (Ellery - film).


In 2012 Jess co-choreographed and co-produced a mixed media dance installation work Double Vision collaborating with projection artist Thom Russell, for a residency at Screen Space, Melbourne.


Jess began full-time training at Manly Dance Arts Centre and continued her studies at the Victorian College of the Arts where she graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Dance.


This year Jess has performed in Finucane & Smith’s  productions Caravan Burlesque Goes West and Glory Box as well as Antony Hamilton’s award winning work Black Project 1.

Qualifications

  1. 2009

    Bachelor of Dance (Melbourne, AUS) Victorian College of the Arts

  2. 2006

    Royal Acadstrongy of Dance -­ Advanced (Sydney, AUS) Manly Dance Arts Centre

  3. 1997

    Level 6 Gymnastics (Sydney, AUS) Manly Waringah Gymnastics Club

Tours

  1. 2011

    ‘Human Interest Story’ Perth International Arts Festival (Perth, AUS) Belvoir Theatre (Sydney, AUS)

  2. 2011

    ‘Drift’ (Sydney, AUS) Campbell Town Arts Centre

Professional Work Experience

  1. 2012

    ‘Tidefolk Fictions’ (Melbourne, AUS) James Welsby

  2. 2011

    State of Design HOUSEWEAR exhibition (Melbourne, AUS) Screen dance installment (performer) Yahna Fookes

  3. 2012

    ‘Human Interest Story’ (Melbourne, AUS) Lucy Guerin Inc.

  4. 2012

    ‘Drift’ (Melbourne, AUS)Antony Hamilton Projects

  5. 2012

    ‘Émigré’-­ strongerge Season (Melbourne, AUS) Melissa Rhodis

  6. 2009

    ‘Vista’ (Melbourne, AUS) Redspan Dance Company

  7. 2009

    ‘Cannon for Four Dancers’ (Melbourne, AUS) Motion capture Deakin University

  8. 2009

    ‘Rstrongstrongber Me’ (Townsville, AUS)Dance North Secondment

  9. 2009

    ‘Be Yourself’ (Adelaide, AUS) Australian Dance Theatre Secondment

  10. 2007

    ‘Muscircus’ (Melbourne, AUS) Excerpt from ‘Leaving the Left’ Melbourne International Arts Festival Caley O’Neil

  11. 2003

    ‘Livid Land’ (Sydney, AUS) Lea Dance Company Secondment

Teaching

  1. 2005-7

    Manly Warringah Gymnastics Club (Sydney, AUS) Coach

  2. 2002-6

    Greenwich Dance Centre (Sydney, AUS) Dance teacher RAD ballet, ISTD tap & modern

  3. 2002-6

    Manly Dance Arts Centre (Sydney, AUS) Dance teacher RAD ballet, ISTD tap & modern

Extra Curricular

  1. 2009

    Dance Compass (Sydney, AUS) Workshop

  2. 2008

    Options Dance Festival (Adelaide, AUS) Workshops

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