Profile page for Li Chiao-Ping of the Dance Department in the School of Education at UW-Madison

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Professor Li Chiao-Ping

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Professor Li Chiao-Ping


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1050 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706-1304
Office: 608/263-5735

Personal Biography

Li Chiao-Ping was named by Dance Magazine as one of the “25 to watch.” Li formed Li Chiao-Ping Dance in 1990 and co-directed the San Francisco-based Dziga Vertov Performance Group with Douglas Rosenberg from 1992-94. Renowned for her solo work, she is also well known for her multimedia and intergenerational productions. She has had the pleasure of dancing original solos created for her by Cynthia Adams, Mark Dendy, David Dorfman, Molissa Fenley, Joe Goode, Heidi Latsky, Victoria Marks, Bebe Miller, Daniel Nagrin, Gus Solomons jr., Elizabeth Streb, June Watanabe, and Mel Wong. Collaborations with visual artist/director Douglas Rosenberg include several dance films, which have aired on public television and screened around the world. Recent activities include touring nationally and internationally with Heidi Latksy and premiering “Seven Solos: A Documentary,” directed by Douglas Rosenberg, which was made about her “Women Dancing” solo project—it was selected for the Dance On Camera Festival held at Lincoln Center on January 29, 2012 in New York and was recently screened in the Wisconsin Film Festival. A recipient of numerous awards, grants and honors, including several grants from the NEA and awards from the Asian Pacific Women’s Network, National Arts Association, and the Los Angeles Arts Council first prize awards for performance and choreography, she has also received choreographic distinctions from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Wisconsin Dance Council, and Scripps/ADF Humphrey-Weidman-Limon. Li is currently the Chair of the UW-Madison Dance Dept.

Departmental Service

  • American College Dance Festival Regional Conference
    Dates of Membership: 2011 - 2012
  • Committee Chair.

  • Oversight Committee, Asst. Prof. Peggy Choy
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2016
  • Committee Chair.

  • Oversight Committee, Asst. Prof. Kate Corby
    Dates of Membership: 2008 - 2013
  • Committee Chair.

Awards and Honors

  • UW-Madison School of Education Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award
    Organization: UW-Madison School of Education
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: School of Education
    Date(s): 2015
  • Discovery Fellow
    Organization: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: UW Madison
    Date(s): 2013 - 2015
  • UW-Madison Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award
    Organization: UW-Madison
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: UW Madison
    Date(s): 2013
  • Vilas Research Professorship
    Organization: Vilas Trustees
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: UW Madison
    Date(s): 2015
  • Fulbright Specialist Roster
    Organization: Fulbright
    Purpose: Teaching
    Scope: International
    Date(s): 2013
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