Tony Chong is a choreographer, dancer, performer, and creative director. He has an eclectic and curious appetite for many forms of creativity which has led him to work in dance, circus, theatre, new media technology, film, cooking, and photography. Tony has been a recipient of both the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseils des Arts et des Lettres du Québec for his creative pursuits and works.
Chong recently returned to Montreal from being on tour with Cirque du Soleil as the Artistic As- sistant Director on the show Totem. From 2012 to 2016, Tony worked as Artistic Director/Re- hearsal Director on tour with La Compagnie Marie Chouinard. From 2005–2008, Tony was the Co-Artistic Director and then the Artistic Director of Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa, Ontario.
After receiving his Bachelors of Arts degree with a major in Dance at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, he continued his studies in New York at NYU's The Tisch School for the Arts and in San José, California with The Limon West and The Limon Company, Quickly after his studies, Chong began working with Kokoro Dance Theatre and other local Vancouver choreographers such as the late Grant Strate. Before setting his sights on Montréal, he danced in the works of Tom Stroud and Tedd Robinson with The Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg.
Since moving to Montreal, Tony had a prolific career as a dancer with La Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Carbon 14, La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Dominique Porte's Système D, Louise Bedard Danse, José Navas' Compagnie Flak, Sinha Danse, Germany’s Steptext Dance Theatre. Most recently, he has been performing in the Michael Montanaro/Navid Navab/Jerome Delapierre/Tony Chong collaboration of the mixed media solo called Practices of Everyday LIfe/ Cooking.