Xin Hui Ong
Born in Singapore, Xin has also lived in the UK, Australia and Israel. She moved to Australia to pursue medicine at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. In her medical practice, she found that the health issues faced by patients were largely rooted in a lack of awareness to their own bodies, as well as a lack of connection to purpose, and to others. These aspects of life could not be readily addressed by modern medicine, but more easily accessed through the arts, and dance in particular. In 2017, she went on to pursue dance full-time, training at Ev & Bow in Sydney. In 2018, she was selected to be the Rogue resident with STRUT in Perth, Australia – a program that funds dancers from non-traditional pathways to participate in world-class professional workshops. In 2019, she moved to Israel to dance with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company through the Dance Journey Program. She moved to Vancouver in 2020.