Chien-Ying Wang

Ballet, Choreography, Improvisation, Modern Technique

Chien-Ying Wang hails from Taiwan and received her MFA degree in dance from The Ohio State University, BFA degree from Northern Illinois University, and AA degree from National Taiwan Academy of Arts. She was a soloist with Repertory Dance Theatre in Utah from 2002–07. Before coming to the United States, she danced professionally with Taipei Ballet Company and Joy Dance Company. Wang was awarded the University Fellowship at OSU. 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 and was selected as a Bogliasco Fellowship finalist 2017.

Wang is a certified Labanotation teacher and has taught both ballet and modern dance at OSU, American College Dance Festival and NTUA. Most recently, she was an associate professor at Southern Utah University, where she taught Modern Dance, Classical Ballet, Dance Repertory, Interactive Composition - Dance & Technology, Sound for Dance, and Dance Ensemble. Her performing experience includes solo roles in several ballets (Paquita, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty), 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, and many more. Her choreographic works has been presented in Ballet Philippines, Lustig Dance Theatre, RDT, The Ohio State University, National Taiwan University of Arts, TongJi University in Shanghai, Beijing Normal University, China, Dance New Amsterdam, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Dixon Place, Judson Memorial Church and 92nd Street Y in New York City, Cultural Center of the Philippines, National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, Taiwan, SIBU International Dance Festival, Malaysia, and other performance venues. In May 2010, she received funding from National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan and SUU Provost’s Faculty Development Grant to present Equanimity in National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, Taiwan. Wang’s current research deals with the interfacing of live performance and video dance as well screendance. Recently, her film Slice of Life has been presented in New York City Independent Film Festival.


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