May Yen graduated from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she was award the Finley Award, Dame Peggy van Praag Award and the Leinster Dance Scholarship. Originally born in Malaysia, she started ballet at the age of 4 and moved to Australia at the age of 6.
May Yen firstly traveled throughout Europe as an adagio performer on the British Cruise Ship, Saga Ruby, and then joined the British cast of West Side Story which toured the UK for 11 months. After, she featured as a soloist in Chanoch Rozen’s Wow Love, before returning to Australia to join the Australian production of West Side Story. She then performed two different works in Melbourne – Release by Adrian Ricks and Choreotopography by Kim Vincs.
May Yen joined SDT in August 2011. She has performed in The Nutcracker, Peter and Blue, Paquita, Natalie Weir’s Jabula, Organ Concerto and ZIN! by Nils Christe and George Balanchine’s Serenade. Her repertoire highlights include the role of Spanish Pas de Quatre in Swan Lake (2012), a soloist role in the world premiere of Chant by Val Caniparoli and the Fairy of Abundance and Diamond (Pas De Trois) in Sleeping Beauty (2012) and the Lead Czardas in Coppélia (2013).