Choreographer (NAMUH - Off Stage)
Amelia Chong is an emerging artist who has expertise in performance, choreography and teaching. Originally from Singapore, her dance background includes ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and tap dance. Amelia’s context in choreography and dance education extends to Singapore, New Zealand, and China. Engaging in dance research, Amelia has a keen interest in cross-cultural dance education, where she is interested in actively narrowing any gaps in dance education within a multicultural setting. She believes that there is a growing appreciation for dance as a whole, both the physicality of the art, and also the effect of dance in relation to the world. Last year, Amelia was part of the Short+Sweet New Zealand Festival 2016 (Dance), where she was awarded the Standout Female Performer Award, as well as The Wallace Arts Trust Highly Commended Award, for her self-choreographed solo, Duality. Amelia was invited as a choreographer for FRESH 2017 as part of Tempo Dance Festival New Zealand, as well as for Four Leaps//One Point by Dycypher Productions.