Alya Manzart debuted with Chunky Move in Anouk van Dijk’s An Act of Now (2012) has performed in Complexity of Belonging – a project by Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk that premiered as part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival.
Alya has previously worked with with Opera Australia, Phillip Adams, and 2ndToe 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 Manzart was the recipient of an ArtStart Grant through the Australia Council for the Arts. He is currently collaborating in setting up a business (Ferrous Wheel) to facilitate the creation of art, located in a warehouse in Preston.
Alya is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts.