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Janelle Tan Yung Huey is a Chinese Malaysian dance artist now based in Naarm, Melbourne. Graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with a Bachelors in Dance in 2021, Janelle stepped foot into the Contemporary dance scene right after as an emerging independent creator and professional dancer, collaborating with established independent choreographer Caroline Meaden and Amelia Jean O’Leary, whom she had worked closely with since VCA. Janelle is currently involved in a full length dance work with Amelia titled “A Certain Mumble”, set to show on March 2023 at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre. She is also teaching Dance and Mat Pilates professionally across Victoria and plans to build on her career exponentially. Janelle believes in the importance of listening with humility and honour as a vital part of her career, as shared movement and stories enable a greater awareness of each other individually and globally.


Janelle was the award recipient of The Choreography Development Award 2021 and The AG McMillan Arts Trust 2019 in VCA.


Artist's Statement

"Grounded in my identity, I value connectivity with the works I am in and the people within. I allow myself to marinate in the concepts and physicality in the process of each creative development. My aim is to communicate in the utmost organic manner. I believe that honesty and understanding of boundaries enables artists to be generous in our offerings as it will come from a deeper level. 

I am all in for the seriousness and a bit of play."

Artist statement

Creative Practice

Creative Practice
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