Trà Mi Dinh

“choosing what can help”

Tra Mi Dinh

Trà Mi is a Green Room Award nominated dance artist based between Melbourne and Sydney. In June 2019 Trà Mi began working on a solo project ‘Holding’, initially supported by Tasdance’s TRIP program, we cover:

  • dancing
  • improvisation
  • legacy and cultural inheritance
  • points
  • becoming ‘a boss’
  • incense
  • being vietnamese
  • connection to culture
  • irish dancing
  • upcoming development – Holding
  • the aesthetics of overwhelm
  • decision making on stage
  • seeking sense through sensation
  • dancing is so human
People mentioned:

Jess Goodfellow

“it’s hard to be a beginner when you already have skills in another dance style”

Jess Goodfellow

Jess Goodfellow started her training at Newtown High School of the Performing arts, she trained in RAD ballet and performed as a soloist in the 2014 NSW Schools Spectacular. In the same year she was awarded first in the state of NSW for HSC Dance. In 2015, Jess joined Sydney Dance Company’s Pre Professional year, in which she understudied for the company and trained under many local and international choreographers. In 2016, she joined the junior Contemporary dance company IT DANSA in Barcelona, where she performed for two years, with the repertory of Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman, Jyri Kylian, Nacho Duato, Akram Khan, and Sidi Larbi. She has since worked as a freelance artist in Sydney with Sydney Experimental Arts Ensemble, Omer Backley-Astrachan, and Callum Mooney in their own show, Jeppee Peppee at the Flying Nun by Brand X we cover:

  • house dancing
  • aesthetic
  • having no anchor
  • auditioning
  • being confronted by who you’re becoming
  • spain
  • quitting
  • taking the piss
  • humour


Jess Ong

“to ask those big questions… And to be a little bit more empathetic, forgiving and curious!”

Jess Ong

Jess Ong is a story producer at SPUN Stories, a local storytelling night in Darwin, and the host of their podcast. She also works as a Communications Manager in the private sector and moonlights in the world of freelance. We speak about:

  • Not being an “artist”
  • Living in Darwin
  • Stories and people
  • Making work
  • The importance of context
  • Spun –
  • Imposter syndrome


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