Tanya Brown began dancing as a pigeon-toed, farm girl, at the local ballet school in regional NSW. Tanya graduated from the Western Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) in 2015.
During her training at WAAPA Tanya performed in works by Sue Peacock, Sue Healey, Michael Whaites, Oded Ronens, Kynan Hughes and Louise Honeybuls.
In 2011 Tanya won ‘Best Female Artist’ as well as the ‘Individual Prize’, at F.A.S.T and FRESH, Sydney’s under 21s choreographic competition. And in 2015 she choreographed ‘Fischer& Paykel,’ for ‘Unleash’ Student Works Season.
In 2016, Tanya recently completed her Honours, as part of the Link Dance Company, at the Western Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). This included various performing opportunities in Perth, as well as a European and East Coast Tour. Tanya performed works by Isabella Stone, Scott Ewen, ilDance; Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer, Michael Whaites, Michael Getman and Raewyn Hill.
In 2017, Tanya took part in Daisy Saunders interactive performance artwork A Resting Mess. Tanya is a City of Perth Developing Artist with Co3. She also performed in Raewyn Hill’s THE ZONE this year.
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“Dancer to watch” – Jo Pollitt, The West
“Special mention goes to Tanya Brown, a City of Perth Developing Artist who has recently joined Co3. With such assurance displayed so early in her career, Brown will hopefully bring great things in future.” – Nerida Dickinson, Artshub
“Another dancer (Tanya Brown) performs a gorgeous solo of casually stepping leg extensions.” – Nina Levy, The West Australian