Melissa Suan

Born and raised in Hawaii, Melissa has relocated multiple times to pursue communities and environments where innovation in the artistic field is thriving. Melissa’s approach to dance is multidisciplinary, ranging from her urban dance training in Hawaii, theatre and film studies in Los Angeles, and to her postgraduate studies at Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School.

Leveraging these styles, her choreography and theatre projects revolve around the central theme of story-telling. As movement can mimic the differing intonations and emotions in our verbal dialogue, she believes that the intersection of movement and visual arts can be the most poignant way to tell a story.