Position: Associate Dean for Student Affairs; Professor, Dance
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 108
Phone: (540) 678-4479
Employed Since: 1997
Dance Composition, Modern Dance, Modern Dance Pedagogy, Movement for Musicians, Senior Concert Seminar
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
Ting-Yu Chen serves as Professor of Dance at Shenandoah University and Artistic Director of the Flying Lions Dance Company. Her performances and choreography have spanned across the globe. Chen’s choreography has been featured in the gala concerts of the American College Dance Association, Jazz Dance World Congress Choreography Competition, and various choreographers’ showcases in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Her choreography was also showcased in numerous international venues including The Congress on Research in Dance/World Dance Alliance International Dance Conference, Asian Choreographers’ Showcase in Taiwan, Hong Kong Dance festival, Estada Internacional de Dansa, InterTOURdansa in Spain, and Winchester of England in the United Kingdom.
Chen has received choreography commissions by Interdansa in Spain, Tso Dance Association in Taiwan, the Taiwanese American Association in St. Louis, Missouri, Gretna Music Festival in Pennsylvania, and professional and university dance companies including Virginia Repertory Dance Company of James Madison University, Franklin & Marshall College (PA), Bucknell University Dance Company (PA), Inwood Dance Company (WV), and Repertoire II of Booker T Washington High School in Dallas (TX).
She has presented choreography and taught in Argentina, Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Macedonia, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, NYC, and across the USA. Chen is a member of World Dance Alliance – Pacific Asia, Shenandoah Arts Council, and the Dance Films Association. She has also served on the national board of the American College Dance Festival Association.
Chen has received grants from the National Arts Council of Cultural and Educational Development, Chin-Lin Culture Arts Foundation, Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City Government and Tso’s Dance Association in Taiwan, the Greater Columbus Arts Council in Ohio, and Shenandoah Arts Council in Virginia.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY Purchase in New York.
B.F.A., State University of New York-Purchase; M.F.A., The Ohio State University
I invite my students to acquire knowledge and discipline, and enter into the world of unbounded creative energy with curiosity and imagination. We meet where arts await to be born.