Tony Tran is a performer, teacher, creator, producer and artivist living in Calgary, Canada & London, England. Tran have devoted the
past nine years to training, performing and integrating comprehensively the
many genres of urban dance, specifically House dance, Voguing and Waacking to
all that he creates. He has travelled to New York City, Finland, Montreal, and
London in quest for dance knowledge and development with which to share what he
has learned to the city of Calgary.
Tran’s work has been presented by Sage
Theatre’s IGNITE!, Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre Site Specific Spectacular &
Let Down Your Hair, Springboard Performance Fluid Movement Festival, Hopscotch
Halifax, Dancers’ Studio West Alberta Annual Dance Festival and the University
of Calgary’s Dance Montage. In addition to sharing his craft, Tran has furthered
his career by training and volunteering his time to being actively involved in
the Calgary arts & culture community as a Board Member of Springboard
Performance and member of the University of Calgary Alumni Arts & Culture
committee, production assistance for local dance and performance artists, and
lastly, the Community Coordinator role for National Youth Arts Week Calgary.
In 2012, Tran also established his own
collective to further the growth and education of Vogue culture and dance in
Calgary as the Founder and Artistic Director of The Bad Girls Club YYC
(TBGCYYC). This collective of artists integrates Voguing, music, fashion and
visual media to create works that challenge performance norms, in favor of
diversity, inclusiveness and innovation.