Kelvin Tran is the co-founder of Qing Fong Dragon & Lion Dance Team, a non-for-profit community organisation whose mission is to ensure that the art form of lion dancing continues to live on in Sydney. By combining Chinese lion dancing with the craft of showmanship, the team performs amazing acrobatic performances to show off the art to audiences across Sydney.
Co-founding the team at the age of 18, Kelvin combines his passion for the art with his passion for connecting young people in South Western Sydney to continue the cultural tradition. Kelvin is also focused on ensuring that young people in his community have a safe space to develop skills beyond just dragon and lion dancing – by creating a family-oriented, caring and inclusive team. The team is also a hub for young people to connect with their cultural heritage.
Kelvin is also a small business owner, running his own online powerlifting coaching business and works with athletes to compete in the sport. He is an active community volunteer and has been awarded with Cancer Council NSW’s Volunteer Team of the Year award for his work as the Co-Chair on the Fairfield Relay for Life Organising Committee, and has been a two-time finalist for his local council’s Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year award.