Tania de Jong AM
Social entrepreneur, Soprano, Speaker, Creative Innovation catalyst; Founder & Executive Producer of Creative Innovation Global; Founder Creative Universe, Dimension5, Creativity Australia, The Song Room, Music Theatre Australia, Pot-Pourri
Tania is a leading Australian soprano, inspirational speaker, social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst and spiritual journeywoman. She works across the public, private, creative and social sectors. She founded Creativity Australia, Creative Universe, MTA Entertainment & Events and The Song Room and works with disadvantaged communities through Creativity Australia’s ‘With One Voice’ choir social inclusion programs. Tania presents keynote speeches and leadership programs and performs internationally as a soloist and with her group Pot-Pourri with whom she has released 7 CDs. Tania’s TED Talk How Singing Together Changes The Brain has sparked international interest.
She is Founder and Executive Producer of Creative Innovation Global. Ci2013 and Ci2015 were named Corporate Event of the Year in the Global Eventex Awards and Ci2015 was also named in the Anthill Smart 100 and Australian Corporate Event of the Year.
Tania has recently founded a co-working space called Dimension5 in Melbourne to drive social innovation and collaboration.
Tania’s awards include Ernst and Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year, “Outstanding Individual Contribution to Australian Culture”, Churchill Fellowship and the Accessibility Award in The Melbourne Awards. She was inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame at Swinburne University and named Brainlink Woman of Achievement.
She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 for service to the Arts as a performer and entrepreneur and through the establishment and development of music and arts enrichment programs for schools and communities.
In 2015 Tania released her solo CD Heaven on Earth.
Tania’s mission is to change the world, one voice at a time!
(Trivia: Tania attended college in the USA on a tennis scholarship. Her grandmother Slawa Duldig invented the first foldable umbrella in Vienna in 1929.)