Yilin Kong

Yilin Kong is a Perth based independent artist graduating from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Arts in 2011.

In 2013 she performed in Buzz Dance theatre’s Look the other way, first performed with OCHRE Contemporary Dance Company and was awarded the West Australian Dance Award for emerging artist. Since then Yilin has continued to perform with OCHRE in multiple seasons, with Shaun Parker and Company on their AM I, and with the WA Opera. She has also performed in theatre productions with Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Renegade Productions. Independently she has worked with multiple local and international artists, currently involved in projects with Zachary Lopez, Sally Richardson, Alice Lee Holland, Tyrone Robinson, Mitchell Harvey, Carl Sciberras and Batsheva dancers Guy Shomroni and Yaniv Abraham.

Alongside performing, Yilin also has a keen interest in choreographing and most recently wanting to delve deeper into researching and developing her creative process. She has created multiple short works through short residencies, STRUT’s Short Cuts and on the 2017 and 2015 WAAPA first year students. In 2017 she was offered a STRUT SEED Residency to begin a new work and has been offered another to continue the work with Shomroni and Abraham alongside Michael Smith. Earlier last year Yilin was selected to further develop and perform a self devised solo for the MoveMe festival as part of STRUT’s NEXT program.

A highlight of Yilin’s performance career has been being part of the first Australian cast to perform Batsheva’s Decadance through STRUT Dance. She is currently working with Barking Gecko Theatre Company on their new production A Ghost in my suitcase. In 2017 Yilin was nominated for a Performing Arts WA Award for best female supporting actress for Renegade Productions Selkie.

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