Choreographer (Touch, M1 Open Stage 2 + DiverCity / T.H.E Second Company, Asian Festivals Exchange)
Graduating from Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts on scholarship in 1996, Albert Tiong was a professional dancer with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan from 1996 – 1999, guest artist with Hong Kong Dance Company in 2000, and principal dancer with Odyssey Dance Theatre Singapore from 2000 – 2003. He was the Singapore representative for World Dance Alliance Asia‐Pacific dance Bridge 2007 Artist Showcase with his solo, Heart Sutra. As an educator, Tiong teaches contemporary dance and yoga extensively in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He is currently a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and NUS Dance Synergy.
He was resident choreographer and training master at Frontier Danceland from 2007 – 2011. Key choreography includes Self Scan for Singapore Arts Festival – Arts On the Move 2007, Beg Your Pardon? (2009); Second Chance and In the Light of the Day for M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2010 – 2011, and Heart’s Realm for the Colorado College International Dance Festival. In 2012, he founded Re:Dance Theatre, a contemporary dance company.
Independently, Tiong has been commissioned for the Esplanade da:ns Festival 2008 (Checkmate) and the 10th anniversary celebration of da:ns Festival in 2015 (co-choreographer, Above 40); the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2010 (The Passing), and as guest choreographer for various platforms such as NUS Arts Festival, and the LASALLE dance showcases at da:ns Festivals 2010, 2011, 2013 – 2015. He was invited for two consecutive years as guest choreographer for the Singapore Management University Arts Festival 2009 and 2010.