Tiana Hemlock-Yensen is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, writer who grew up mostly on the east coast of Australia. They moved to NYC to continue their study of dance and movement in 2008 where they encountered Klein Technique which became and continues to be an underpinning for their understanding of body and movement practices. In NYC Tiana had the pleasure of dancing with Alexandra Beller, Lindsey Deitz Marchant, Nancy Bannon, Palissimo (Pavel Zustiak), SilCo Dance and Creature Theater (CJ Holm) as well as presenting their own choreographies and curating performance events. Graduating from SNDO (School for New Dance Development), Amsterdam in 2016 with a BA in choreography Tiana continues to make their own work and tour in Europe as well as teach extensively both in Europe and Australia. Tiana is currently interested in lineages of movement and their communities, forgetting newness and listening to everything at once. They look for and work around how to build meaningful fictions and connections of all kinds for the futures, how to position ourselves in space and what to remember.
Living between Amsterdam and Berlin Tiana continues the never ending study of the body, dance and the complex field of politics that surround these artistic and everyday systems. They are currently studying in the Klein Technique Teacher Certification program under Susan Klein as well as deepening their study of Alexander Technique. Tiana has been/ is working with and/or performing for Cristina Kristal Rizzo, Oneka von Schrader, Giulio D’Anna, Juli Reinhartz, Jeremy Wade and Benjamin Kamino and continues to draw physical and artistic inspiration from Maria F. Scaroni, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Katie Duck, Ria Higler and Susan T. Klein among others.