Tshedzom Tingkhye is a Tibetan-Scottish movement artist from Seattle Washington. She began dancing at age 3 at The Creative Dance Center where she explored modern, improvisation, partnering, and choreography. Grateful to have her dancing roots come from an inclusive and holistic place, Tshedzom was encouraged to experiment and be herself. She joined Kaleidoscope Dance Company under the directorship of Anne Green Gilbert where she fortunately worked with a plethora of choreographers including Jim Coleman, Marlayna Locklear, and Wade Madsen. She was a member of the company from ages 11-18, and during that time played western instruments including Spanish Classical Guitar and studied the Tibetan arts.
For years she was active in her dance, music, and Tibetan communities as this filled her soul and became a huge part of her identity. As a late teenager, she decided to explore the larger Seattle dance scene while pursuing her music education at Shoreline Community College. She took drop-in dance classes, performed in local festivals, and joined two dance companies. She was a member of Beautiful Carcass with Maya Soto & Nico Tower, and The Three Yells with Veronica Lee-Baik. These were transformative years in her young adult life as she was juggling being a full-time student, working in dance companies, choreographing and substitute teaching for her home studio, working in retail, and preparing to further her dance education at a four-year institute.
Tshedzom recently graduated from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee as a scholarship recipient where she received her BFA in Contemporary Dance. At the conservatory she worked with various choreographers including Jennifer Archibald, William Isaac, Robert Moses ‘Kin, Edisa Week, and Urban Bush Women. Along with performing, Tshedzom is also a choreographer and filmmaker who enjoys incorporating nature, heritage, current events, and philosophy into her work. She will be choreographing for Henry Percell Society of Boston’s, A Restoration Era Macbeth, premiering this June. Tshedzom is delighted to be part of Pacific MusicWorks current season, and hopes you enjoy Wayward Sisters!