Biography of William Yong

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Photo by William Yong / ZATA OMM[

William Yong was trained at the London Contemporary Dance School in England and was admitted to the Master of Arts with distinction by University of Kent. In the last year of his MA study, he was sent alone for his placement to study with the Nederlands Dans Theatre 1 in the Netherlands. Previous dance companies he worked with included Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance, Matthew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures, Toronto Dance Theatre, CORPUS, Theatre Rusticle, Lina Cruz’s Fila 13 and many others. William has performed in eleven dance films including his latest film To Fly or Fall directed by Kathi Prosser. He was also profiled in an episode of the Bravo TV documentary Freedom as a choreographer, interviewed and hosted by Robert Desrosiers. Currently William is the artistic director and choreographer of Zata Omm Dance Projects (www.zataomm.org). William is a double Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee. His latest nomination was for ‘Outstanding New Choreography’ for Zata Omm‘s production Frames. William’s latest full-length choreographic work Eight Ways From Mara for Zata Omm was premiered at the Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre in October 2011. William is recently nominated for the Young Centre Performing Arts Multidisciplinary Dance Artists Award 2012 and K.M. Hunter Artists Award 2013. He is currently working on Zata Omm’s next full-length production vox:lumen premiering in 2014. 

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