LIU Qi

Chief Executive Officer

LIU graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy, Ethnic Dance Faculty, in 1991 and worked as a lecturer in the academy thereafter. Liu joined Guangdong Modern Dance Company in 1996. Since that time, she has served the company as a dancer, teacher, and artistic master. During 2004 to 2009, she was appointed as executive artistic director. In 2006, she was awarded the Century Star by the Guangdong Government for her outstanding achievements in the arts. She was working in Guangdong Modern Dance Company as resident choreographer from 2009 to 2016. LIU was appointed as company director of GMDC since the year of 2017.

Liu has performed in major dance works, toured extensively with the company, and taken part in many international arts and dance festivals. She has also choreographed many award-winning works for the company. Her work Luxuriant Pavilion (1996) was awarded the gold medal for choreography at the 1997 Tao Li Cup, silver medal for choreography at the 1998 Lotus Awards, and Grand Prize at the 2000 Moscow International Arts Competition. Fight Under the Table(2001) was awarded a silver medal for choreography at the 2001 National Dance Competition and a gold medal for choreography at the 2002 Lotus Awards. Upon Calligraphy(2005) received awards for outstanding choreography, performance, lighting design, and repertoire at the Guangdong Arts Festival 2005. It was featured in the China Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the Dance Salad Festival in Houston, TX.

Liu’s major works include: Luxuriant Pavilion(1996), Marriage between Feet and Shoes(1998), Fight Under the Table(2001), Grain(2004), Upon Calligraphy(2005), Ambrosia(2006), Song Of the Earth(2007), Forward-For-Forward(2007), City Race(2008), Voice After(2008), Untitled(2009), Beyond Calligraphy(2011), Sprint(2011), Micro-visionary(2013), Sumeru(2015).