Tshedzom Tingkhye is a first-generation Tibetan multidisciplinary artist who specializes in
dance performance, choreography, and cinematography. She is a graduate from the Boston
Conservatory at Berklee where she was a recipient of the Julie Thompson Memorial
Scholarship and alumni award winner for Highest in Academic Achievement.
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Tshedzom grew up a homeschooler and had an
independently lead education in various arts including Tibetan music, classical music,
dance, theater, and visual arts. She began dancing at The Creative Dance Center with Anne
Green Gilbert where she explored modern techniques, improvisation, partnering, and
composition. She was a member of Kaleidoscope Dance Company for 7 years and worked
with a plethora of choreographers including Jim Coleman, Marlayna Locklear, Wade
Madsen, and Ellie Sandstrom. As a young adult, Tshedzom explored the larger Seattle
dance scene and performed with local companies including The Three Yells with Veronica
Lee-Baik and Beautiful Carcass with Maya Soto + Nico Tower. After receiving her
Associates degree, Tshedzom pursued her BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance at The
Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
At the Conservatory, she worked with notable artists including Robert Moses’ Kin, Juel D.
Lane, Edisa Weeks, and Urban Bush Women. In her undergraduate studies, Tshedzom took
interest in Dance Theatre, Cunningham, contemporary, codified modern techniques, and
dance technology. As a result of the pandemic, she found film as a means to create in
isolation and developed a new passion for this medium. She created a diverse collection of
dance films in which she explored various ways of maintaining focal balance between
editing composition, choreography, and movement of the camera. This discovery led her to
produce her senior thesis project, “a gallery of ཐུན་མཚམས།”, an evening-length
interdisciplinary work that combined dance film, live performance, and interactive set.
Tshedzom’s choreography has been presented at Henry Purcell Society of Boston,
Kaleidoscope Dance Company, TibetFest, Tibet Film Festival, and the Boston Conservatory
at Berklee. Her practice continues to evolve while maintaining roots in her Tibetan culture,
activism, and relationship with nature. Tshedzom is a member of Motlee Party and a part
of Boston Early Music Festival’s Dance Ensemble. Based between Seattle and Boston,
Tshedzom grows a body of repertoire while actively performing across coasts.
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