Faculty & Staff

Chien-Ying Wang
(she/her/hers)
Associate Professor
Dance

The body is the instrument of our art. Let it speak for our thoughts and ideas.

Degrees & Accomplishments
MFA in Dance Performance, The Ohio State University
BFA in Dance, Northern Illinois University
AA, National Taiwan Academy of the Arts
Finalist, Bogliasco Fellowship (Italy)
Biography

Chien-Ying Wang, a choreographer, dancer and film maker, hails from Taiwan and is Co-Artistic Director of OcampoWang Dance. She received her MFA degree in Dance from The Ohio State University. Wang was a soloist with Repertory Dance Theatre in Utah from 2002-2007. Before coming to the United States, she has danced professionally with Taipei Ballet Company and Joy Dance Company. Wang was a finalist of Bogliasco Fellowship and was a recipient of the Project Support Grant from Salt Lake City Arts Council to present Bridging Bridges – an evening-length dance concert. Her performing experience includes solo roles in several classical ballets, plus contemporary works by Zvi Gotheiner, Gideon Obarzanek, Susan Hadley, Shapiro & Smith, Tandy Beal, Stephen Koester, Lucas Hoving, Molissa Fenley, Douglas Nielsen, Victoria Uris, John Giffin, to name a few. She was commissioned to make works for Ballet Philippines, Lustig Dance Theatre, RDT, The Ohio State University, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, University of Virginia, National Taiwan University of Arts, TongJi University in Shanghai, and Beijing Normal University, China. Her choreographic works have been presented in Dance New Amsterdam, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Dixon Place, Judson Memorial Church, 92nd Street Y in New York, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, Taiwan. In 2019, OcampoWang Dance received a generous support from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and YongLin Foundation, Taiwan, and produced a sold-out performance in The Mark O'Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY. Wang’s current research deals with the interfacing of live performance and video dance as well screendance. Her films Slice of Life, In between, and Gaia’s Whispers have been presented in multiple film and dance festivals. Wang is an Associate Professor in the Dance Department at Mason Gross.