Minh Tran was born in Vietnam and 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 Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Washington and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration / Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis from Portland State University with a Certificate in Dance. Minh has created over thirty choreographic works since 1989. As both a dancer and choreographer, his work has received numerous grants, fellowships, awards and commissions. Minh is a member of the Dance faculty at Reed College and serves on the advisory committee for New York’s Dance Theater Workshop Suitcase Fund / Task Force on Southeast Asia / Mekong Region which is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. He additionally serves as an arts consultant for Dance Advance, which supports dance culture in the Philadelphia area, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Minh’s work has been performed throughout the western United States, at Dance Theatre Workshop in New York, and internationally in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. This is Minh’s third work for NW Dance Project. In 2010 he created Evanescence on the company, returning in 2013 for the full company work, X-ing.