Visiting Associate Professor of Dance
Division of the Arts
Born in Vietnam, Visiting Associate Professor Minh Tran immigrated to the United States in 1980 as a political refugee. In addition to receiving dance training in classical Vietnamese opera at the National School of Fine and Performing Arts in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), he holds a MFA from the University of Washington and Bachelor’s degree and Dance Certificate from Portland State University. Minh joined Reed Dance Department in the Fall 2008. Minh has created over thirty choreographic works, performed throughout the United States and internationally in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Minh's work has received numerous grants and fellowships, including those from the Regional Arts & Culture Council; White Bird / Tiffany & Company New Works Fund; Oregon Arts Commission; UCLA's Asian & Pacific Performance Exchange Initiative; New York's Dance Theater Workshop Suitcase Fund’s Mekong Project with support from the Rockefeller Foundation; and New England Foundation for the Arts/National Dance Project for his work with his dance company, Minh Tran & Company. Minh teaches intermediate and advanced technique and choreography, special projects courses, and Dance Traditions of Southeast Asian Civilization.