YONG YING WOO
Asian Dance Consultant, Dancer, Teacher & Choreographer
Yong Ying Woo who is Chinese and Malaysian, originally comes from Kuala Lumpur. She specializes in traditional and contemporary Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian classical dances and has extensively trained in Ballet and contemporary dance at the Faculty of Dance in Malaysia's National Arts Academy. She represented her school by performing in Padang, Indonesia in 2007 and 2008, and also participated in the Bangkok Fringe Festival later in the same year, As well she represented Malaysia to promote culture and awareness in London upon completion of her course at ASWARA.
Yong Ying, seeking to advance her career further, came to Australia in 2008. During her course in Associate In Applied Dance at The Dance World Studio, she has performed at some of the most recognizable theatres in Melbourne including the National Theatre at St Kilda and Malt House Theatre. She also toured New Zealand in 2009 and 2011.
Yong Ying has since performed and choreographed at various events and locations including the 2010 Australian Dance Award at the Art Centre in Melbourne , Australian Dance Card at Melbourne Town Hall and Buddha's Day performances at Federation Square by Sabrina Dance Troupe, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2010 & Castlemaine State Arts Festival 2011 with Kita Performing Arts Company and Reliquary by Miji Present 2011. Yong Ying has also toured Australia and India performing the popular kids show Dora the Explorer Live show with Life Like Touring in 2013.
Most recently she featured as Eliza in The King and I, the multiple Helpman Awards Winning musical, including the prestigious Best Musical Award. Yong Ying was awarded the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical 2015 at Melbourne Green Room Awards Association. Yong Ying has been working with Sabrina Dance Troupe and KITA Performing Arts Company since 2009 as a dance instructor, choreographer and performer. She is also a qualified Early Childhood Educator. She is also KITA's Asian Dance Consultant.