Artist-in-Residence

Phil Chan

Oakland Ballet Company is thrilled to welcome Phil Chan as our Artist-in-Residence, and OBC looks forward to many wonderful future collaborations with him to continue to serve our mission, our community and our dance artists. Phil’s profile as an activist, author and choreographer will enrich our programs and strengthen our ties to the East Bay community where he was raised. OBC is pleased to provide an artistic home for Phil’s choreographic adventures while also supporting his important work for an arts advocate for increased racial equity in the dance world. Phil’s next choreographic work for OBC will be new dances for the Angel Island Project in spring 2025; a very significant project that brings Huang Ruo’s beautiful oratorio to life with the Del Sol quartet and 8 vocalists.

Phil Chan, a ‘21/’22 Visiting Scholar at the A/P/A Institute at NYU and the Manhattan School of Music’s ‘21’/’22 Citizen Artist, is a graduate of Carleton College and an alumnus of the Ailey School. As a writer, he served as the Executive Editor for FLATT Magazine and contributed to Dance Europe Magazine, Dance Magazine, Dance Business Weekly, and the Huffington Post. He was the founding General Manager of the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, and was the General Manager for Armitage Gone! Dance. He served multiple years on the National Endowment for the Arts dance panel and the Jadin Wong Award panel presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance. He serves on the International Council for the Parsons Dance Company, the Advisory Board of Dance Magazine, and was a 2020 New York Public Library Jerome Robbins Dance Division Research Fellow. He was just named a Next 50 arts leader by the Kennedy Center and is the co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface.