Trained in northern California, Roberta Wong has taught for avariety of organizations including Anderson University, ButlerUniversity, Indiana University, Dance For Parkinsons, Indianapolis School of Ballet, the USA Diving National Training Center and the Bloomington Boys and Girls Club, among others.
First an apprentice with the Boston Ballet, she then danced professionally with the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre and DanceKaleidoscope, transitioning into rehearsal directorships including Dance Kaleidoscope and Indiana University contemporary dance program.
Recipient of three Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Program grants, she trained under Charles Slender at FACT/SF Dance Lab and at the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance. Two Creative Renewal Fellowships from the Arts Council of Indianapolis included study at the Limon Europe teacher training workshop in Arnhem under Ann Vachon, Alan Danielson and Roxane D’Orleans Juste.
Featured in the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis Woman magazine, she has been interviewed for www.examiner.com, Dance Studio Life and www.dansetrack.com. She has served as a grant panelist for the Indiana Arts Commission and as panelist for “Dancers Among Us,” a dance and disability event of Butler University ArtsFest 2015.
Her choreographic works have been performed at Anderson University’s internationally-televised “Candles and Carols,” the Indy Convergence, Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, and for such charities as the Emily Hunt benefit for spinal chord research and the Ronald McDonald House. A recent choreographic work was reviewed as “complex, layered, deeply emotional and physically demanding.”-R. Kohn, NUVO Newsweekly.
Her guest teaching has included Indiana Dance Festival, Lafayette Ballet and Mid-States Regional Dance Festival.
Trained in ballet, Graham and Limon techniques and pilates (Pilates on Fifth, Elizabeth Larkham), she holds a bachelors degree of science in biology. She wishes to thank David Hochoy for his inspiration, mentorship, and faith in her possibilities as an artist and teacher.