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“I am a night owl, sleep all day and work all night, wandering in the darkness” - An Tran

I was born in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City and pursued art studies in both Vietnam and the United Kingdom. Before 2014, I travelled around the globe for my international practice, art residence and exhibitions. I settled in New Zealand in 2014 and began my dance movement journey in Down Under.

I enjoy the process of making art and the psychological impacts that lay underneath. Both majors in psychology and art enrich my knowledge, thus empowering the works I am developing as a dance/movement therapist and a performance artist. I work with people in need of art/body movement, especially children.


I am a professional member of the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia.

Artistic grant:


Artist in Residency (mixed media art)
Vermont Studio Center, USA


“CDEF Talent Prize” in Performance art
Embassy of Denmark, Hanoi, Viet Nam


Researching of Jewelry Design, 
Grant from World Gold Council in Viet Nam


2022 on going     

Master of Science (Psychology) - Research 

The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) with Distinction

The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology)

The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Diploma/Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy, Advanced Clinical Practicum
Dance Therapy New Zealand, New Zealand


Certificate Diploma in Early Childhood and Adult Education, 
Playcentre Education, New Zealand


Master of Arts in Fine Art – University for the Creative Arts, 
Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom.


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Arts – Fine Arts Program,
Hong Bang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.


Graphic Design and Creative courses
Digital Portfolio Interchange Center, HCMC, Viet Nam.

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