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- Modern Dance
Department: Dance and LEAP
Chung-Fu Chang is a professor of dance for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at CSU. He has received an Outstanding Faculty Award from The Tau Iota Omega Chapter of Mortar Board in 2008 and the 2009 Best Teacher Award from The CSU Alumni Association. His professorship biographical profile is honored and listed in Who’s Who in America. He was a Chancellor's Fellowship recipient from the University of California, Irvine, where he completed his M.F.A. in Dance. Previously he received a full, four-year scholarship at The Boston Conservatory, the Walter Terry Memorial Full Scholarship at Harvard University Summer Dance Center in 1993, a full scholarship at Jacob’s Pillow Bessie Schöberg Choreography Workshop in 1994, and in 1995 he was an invited guest dancer under direction by Ms. Bessie Schöberg. He has taught as a guest artist at major dance companies, institutions and festivals throughout the U.S. and overseas. Chung-Fu has received his YogaFit® Level One Certificate from YogaFit®. He has served as adjudicator, juror, judge and panelist for the Illinois Arts Council, the Thornton Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Council in Colorado, the Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City Government in Taiwan, and VIII Certamen Interamericano XV Aniversario Dia Internacional de La Danza in Mexico.
Born in Taiwan, Chung-Fu danced professionally with the country’s internationally renowned Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and Kaohsiung Contemporary Dance Company. His solo performances and choreographic works have been showcased throughout the United States in Argentina, Australia, China, Cyprus, England, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Taiwan. He has received over sixty choreographic commissions from professional ballet and modern dance companies, educational dance programs, and festivals nationally and internationally. A full evening of his work was presented at the X and IX Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporanea Avant Garde 2008 and 2009 in Merida, Mexico. In 2013, Verb Ballets of Cleveland premiered and performed an evening of his repertories, a sold out concert at The Breen Center for the Performing Arts. In 2014, he had nine dances premiered and performed in Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Taiwan, and the United States. In Feb. 2015, his new piece premiered by Verb Ballets, which partners with Martha Graham Dance Company’s Lamentation Variations Project. He has held creative residencies at The Yard in 1999, and at the American Dance Festival in 2006 (International Choreographers’ Residency). In 1999, he received choreographic grants from the Jerome Foundation and CSU Academic Enrichment Program Award in 2006.
His solo works and performances have been showcased at various dance festivals and major performance venues nationally and internationally and have been favorably received by audiences and critics alike. Diane C. Grant of The Boston Globe, described his dancing as “lithe and lyrical”. Wilma Salisbury of Cleveland Plain Dealer, wrote, “exquisite”. The Desert Sun, Jeff Britton, wrote, “mesmerizing”. Francesca Horsley of New Zealand Listener, wrote, “embodying both fluid and forceful athleticism." Mark Horning of The Examiner, wrote, “highlighted his exceptional dancing and storytelling skills.” The Orange County Register’s Laura Bleiberg named him in her “Faces to Watch ’98: A Look at People in the Arts."