Ballet, Choreography, Improvisation, Modern Technique
Chien-Ying Wang hails from Taiwan. She received her master of fine arts in dance from the Ohio State University, her bachelor of fine arts degree from Northern Illinois University, and her associate of arts degree from National Taiwan Academy of Arts. She was a soloist with Repertory Dance Theatre in Utah from 2002 to 2007. Before coming to the United States, Wang danced professionally with Taipei Ballet Company and Joy Dance Company. Wang was awarded the University Fellowship at the Ohio State University, and in 2006 she was a recipient of the Project Support Grant from Salt Lake City Arts Council to present Bridging Bridges, an evening dance concert. In 2013, Wang was nominated as an outstanding alumna of National Taiwan University of Arts for her significant contribution in dance.
Wang is a certified Labanotation teacher and has taught both ballet and modern dance at the Ohio State University, American College Dance Festival, and National Taiwan University of Arts. Wang was a faculty member at Southern Utah University, where she taught modern dance, classical ballet, dance repertory, interactive composition–dance and technology, sound for dance, and dance ensemble. Her performing experience includes solo roles in several ballets (Paquita, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty), plus contemporary works by Zvi Gotheiner, Gideon Obarzanek, Susan Hadley, Shapiro and Smith, Tandy Beal, Stephen Koester, Lucas Hoving, Molissa Fenley, Douglas Nielsen, Victoria Uris, John Giffin, and many more. Her choreographic works have been presented at Repertory Dance Theatre, National Taiwan University of Arts, Dance New Amsterdam, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center in New York City, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Southern Utah University, and other performance venues. In May 2010, Wang received funding from the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan and the Southern Utah University Provost’s Faculty Development Grant to present Equanimity at the National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center in Taiwan. Wang’s current research deals with the interfacing of live performance and video dance.
Meet Chien-Ying Wang.