Kristina Chan

New Breed 2015 Choreographer

Born in Hong Kong, Kristina grew up and trained in dance in Sydney. She studied classical ballet from the age of three. She went on to train in a full-time dance course at Dynamite Dance Studios, discovering her attraction to contemporary dance.

As a dancer Kristina has performed extensively throughout Australia, Canada, UK, USA, Asia, Israel and Europe. Over the past 16 years she has worked with Australian choreographers and companies including Australian Dance Theatre, Garry Stewart, Force Majeure, Chunky Move, Australian Ballet, Gideon Obarzanek, Lucy Guerin Inc, Stephanie Lake, Lisa Wilson, Sydney Theatre Company, Legs On The Wall, Tasdance, Narelle Benjamin, Anton, Tanja Liedtke, Victoria Chiu, Victoria Hunt and Martin del Amo.

During this time she has been recognised with a Helpmann Award for her performance in Narelle Benjamin’s In Glass (Best Female Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Production, 2011) and two Australian Dance Awards for Tanja Liedtke’s Twelfth Floor (Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer, 2006) and construct (Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer, 2009).

Kristina’s choreographic works are Kingdom Mourning (2012 Adelaide College of the Arts), Two Player Games (2013 NAISDA dance college), short solo works Carnivorous (Solo Festival of Dance Brisbane), Lost and Found (iOU Dance 2011 and Spring Dance Festival 2012), Crestfallen (iOU 2013) and adrift (iOU 2014). Kristina is the Project Manager of iOU Dance, which is a choreographic platform for NSW independent choreographers.

Kristina is currently developing A Faint Existence, a full-length solo dance work produced by Force Majeure.

Kristina will create a new piece for Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed 2015 season at Carriageworks, showing 8-13 December.