Tanya Rodin 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.
In 2016, Tanya 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.
Tanya joined Co:3 Australia as a City of Perth Developing Artist in 2017, performing in Raewyn Hill’s THE ZONE. During that year Tanya also took part in Daisy Saunders interactive performance artwork A Resting Mess.
In 2018, Tanya performed in Perth FRINGE, in Honeymoon Suite, choreographed by Bernadette Lewis, which was awarded with the Dance and Physical Theatre award for 2018. Also, the Blue Room Theatre’s FRINGE MicroMoves, in a piece choreographed by Zachary Lopez. Tanya was also given the opportunity to be a part of the Propel Youth Arts KickstART Festival ‘Hidden Movements’ Mentorship program in 2018 and again in Mandurah as a Mentor in 2019.
In NSW, Tanya performed her solo as a part of Lingua Franca’s FOUR project, under the mentorship of Alison Plevey and Adam Francis. And then again performed a development of her solo ‘POTATO,potato’ in the 2018 Artstate Festival in Bathurst. In the beginning of 2018, Tanya was awarded one of the CreateNSW ‘Young Regional Artist Scholarships’, to help support a self devised program for professional development, which included international travel leading to a community engagement project in her hometown. At the end of 2018, Tanya worked with Sally Richardson as part of the creative development of ‘CATCH!’ in Mandurah.
In 2019, Tanya performed in Lingua Franca’s ‘MIGHTY’ in NSW. Tanya is a teaching artist for Co:3 Australia’s Act-Belong-Commit Co:Education program and most recently has worked with Annette Carmichael as a support artist for Chorus.
Jo Pollitt/ The West
"Dancer to watch."
Nerida Dickinson/ Artshub
“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.”
Nina Levy/ The West Australian
“Another dancer (Tanya Brown) performs a gorgeous solo of casually stepping leg extensions.”
Jo Pickup/ Seesaw
"Under the spotlight, (Brown) moves are a mix of the beastly and the beautiful. Flinching and flowing"