By Don Bondi
THANG DAO came to the USA from Viet Nam as a young teenager. He enrolled in the 11th grade and graduated from the Los Angeles County HIgh School for the Arts where he won the Music Center Spotlight Award. He attended Julliard for a semester then transferred to and graduated from the Boston Conservatory. Upon graduation he joined the Stephen Petronio Dance Company. Since leaving the Company he established his own company, Thang Dao Dance Company. He has been a choreographer in residence for 2 years at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. He has also choreographed for Austin Ballet and the Boston Conservatory. His was the New AmericanTalent/Dance winner and received the Princess Grace Fellowship in choreograph.