Colleen Coy graduated with a bachelors degree in dance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, USA. She received her Pilates certification through Movement Insights in the USA. Her 200 hour yoga certification is from Yogaworks and her 500 hour certification is from Alignment Yoga in the USA. Colleen learned Russian method Vaganova ballet and trained at acclaimed institutions such as the Joffrey Ballet and has performed and toured with ballet and modern dance companies such as Li Chiao-Ping Dance in the USA and Canada.
Colleen was first introduced to Contact Improvisation through Wild Space Dance Company in the USA in 2000. She has now attended CI festivals, classes, and workshops in the USA, Malaysia, and Taiwan and learned from great instructors including Nancy Stark Smith, David Lim (Malaysia), Xiaochu Yu (Taiwan), Yu Yen-Fang (Taiwan), Defne Erdur (Turkey), Kees Lemmens (Netherlands), Hiroshi Katayose (Japan), Yasukichi (Japan), Vangelis Legakis (UK/Greece), Geneviève Cron (France), Yeong Wen Lee (Singapore), Veronica Cendoya (Spain), Force Fon (Hong Kong), Daniel Yeung (Hong Kong), and Eun Jeong Kim (South Korea).
Colleen has lived in Timor-Leste for over 8 years where she owns the Dili Wellness studio…..a studio for movement exploration currently offering classes such as ballet, contemporary dance, creative movement, Pilates, yoga, meditation, and more.