Alya Manzart comes to Tasdance having most recently worked with Chunky Move in Complexity of Belonging – a project by Falk Richter and Anouk Van Dijk that premiered as part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival and later toured to Europe. He has also performed with Chunky Move in 247 Days by Anouk Van Dijk that premiered in Dance Massive (2013) and toured around the Netherlands and Belgium in 2014. In 2012 he performed in An Act of Now by Anouk Van Dijk in the Melbourne Festival. Alya has previously worked with Opera Australia, Phillip Adams, and 2nd Toe Dance Collective. His dance film Subliminal Mind was selected for presentation at numerous film festivals including Reel Dance Artist Conference (Sydney), NEO/NOW Live and Online Film Festival (Estonia) and the Melbourne International Student Film Festival. In 2011 he was the recipient of an ArtStart Grant through the Australian Council for the Arts. Alya is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts.