Kristina Chan is an award-winning choreographer, dancer and teacher based on Biripi Country in New South Wales. Her career has seen her perform in Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom, the United States and throughout Europe and Asia. She has been a key collaborator with companies and independent artists across Australia. Her acclaimed choreographic practice explores our relationship to nature, environmental change and the impact we are having on the planet.

Kristina’s choreographic works include; solo work A Faint Existence for Performance Space Liveworks (2016), Sydney Opera House (2018) and Dance Massive (2019), MOUNTAIN for Campbelltown Arts Centre (2018), Summer for City Contemporary Dance Company in Hong Kong (2018), Conform for New Breed Sydney Dance Company (2015), In Real Life for Project Animo (2021), Pacific Sydney Dance Company PPY (2016), Grave (2015), Leaning into the Liminal (2019), Shimmering Towards Silence (2020) and Film Uncoiling Veils of Illusion (2023) for Catapult Dance, Crawling Through Mud for Newcastle Art Gallery (2019), Garden (2022) for Dance Makers Collective, choreography for Miss Peony Belvoir Street Theatre 2023, and other short works for IOU dance, and tertiary institutions.

Kristina has been awarded a Helpmann Award (2011) and two Australian Dance Awards (2006 and 2009). In 2017, Kristina received the Peggy Van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship, which took her research and development to Japan. Kristina received the Regional Arts Australia Fellowship 2020, which saw her work with young people affected by the 2019/20 bushfires in performance workshops and develop a new work, I Saw The Animals Leave, and was recently a recipient of 2023 Critical Path Research Action Group Fellowship.

Judith Nangala Crispin