Program Books/LEE CHING-CHUN


associate artistic director

LEE Ching-chun obtained her master’s degree in dance studies in 1999, from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. In 2004, she received the National Award for the Arts from the Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation, the highest award for artists in Taiwan.

Joining Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in 1983, LEE took leading roles in most of LIN Hwai-min’s choreographies, including his signature works Cursive: A Trilogy, Songs of the Wanderers, and Nine Songs.

Appointed Associate Artistic Director in 2003, she has often represented Lin Hwai-min, restaging his works for international dance companies such as Zurich Ballet.

LEE’s other dance credits include Helen LAI’s The Rite of Spring, Invisible Cities, La Vie en Rose, and Frida. In addition to performances, she has also been invited to choreograph for Cloud Gate, Spotlight Dance Company, and Kaohsiung City Ballet Company. In 1999, collaborating with Canadian stage designer Tania Etienne, she choreographed and performed her solo dance work Courtyard of Pearls.

Also serving as Chief Consultant for Cloud Gate Dance School, LEE has helped to create and develop class syllabuses for students ages 4 to 84.