Trần Ly Ly is one of the famous and key figures in Vietnam ballet and contemporary dance. She is currently the Director of Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB).
Trần Ly Ly taught at Vietnam Dance College and Vocational Ballet School of Ho Chi Minh City (VBSH) before she became Vice Principal at VBSH from 2010-2018. Born in a dance family, her father was a ballet dancer and Principal at Vietnam Dance Colleg, her mother was a ballet soloist at VNOB, nurtured in a world of physical expression, Ly Ly soon developed a passion for dance and started her training as a professional dancer when she was 10 years old. She graduated from Queen University of Technology (Australia) with B.A in dance major before she completed her teaching and management course in Box Hill TAFE in Melbourne (Australia) in 1999, and started working at Ballet Atlantique Regine Chopinot Company in Larochelle. Back to Vietnam teaching and choreographing, Ly Ly received a master degree in Vietnamese culture in 2008.
Ly Ly is renowned as a witty and creative judge in many reality talent competition show, such as So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and Got To Dance Vietnam…
For Ly Ly, life is flowing like a stream, which combines fast, slow, salvage, gentle, pausing, forward, backward, and something in between. Her choreography is multicolour. Like a child, she prefers playing with a full pack of colour pencils. She does not have a fixed style, but flowing with living. She loves experiments, and does not care the destination will be the ocean or a calm pond. For her, the voyage is more crucial than destination and any piece of her choreography is treated as a battle: serious and tough. She has been recognized with many gold medals in Vietnam.