Chung-Fu Chang

Professor of Dance

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Biography

Chung-Fu Chang is a full professor of dance at Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. He teaches all levels of modern dance, improvisation, choreography, and capstone dance concert. From 2003 to 2013, he directed CSU Tour Dance Company, the company has performed over 150 shows throughout the state of Colorado and in California and Wyoming. The company has also performed at the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporanea Avant Garde in Merida, Mexico and Escuela Secundaria in Kopoma, Mexico. He has received an Academic Enrichment Program Award in 2006, Outstanding Faculty Award from CSU Mortar Board in April 2008, and the 2009 Best Teacher Award from CSU Alumni Association.

He has choreographed, performed, taught, and presented his dance throughout the United States, and in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Cyprus, England, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. Born in Taiwan, he danced professionally with the country’s internationally renowned Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and Kaohsiung Contemporary Dance Company. In the United States, he has been a guest artist with numerous companies and featured in an array of contemporary choreographers’ work. He received a Solo Finalist Placement Award at the 2004 Palm Desert Dance Under The Stars Choreography Festival at McCallum Theatre in California. In 2007, he was invited as a special guest artist for the Grand Prix de Argentina in Buenos Aries, Argentina. In 2009, He performed as a guest artist at the Sala Miguel Covarrubias in the Centro Cultural Universitario of the National University of Mexico, Mexico City, and Performática, Puebla, Mexico. In 2011, he was featured as an international guest artist for Tempo Dance Festival in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2012, he was invited to perform with WhiteDice, a renown contemporary Butoh company in Tokyo, Japan. In 2014, he was invited to be an international artist for Sydney Fringe Festival in Sydney, Australia.

As a choreographer, he has received commissioned works from Adelphi University, Aspen Dance Connection, Ballet Nouveau Colorado (now Wonderbound), Boulder Ballet, Del Mar Ballet (now PacificArts Dance Center), Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Ohio Ballet, Rainbow Chorus, MOMENTA, Dancing Wheels Company’s Icarus Project, Mulberry Street Theater’s Ear to the Ground Series, Ormao Dance Company, Mesa State University (now Colorado Mesa University), Middle Tennessee State University, SUNY Geneseo, University of Northern Colorado, Verb Ballets, and the Virginia Intermont College Dance Company in United State; and in Mexico: Compañia Umbral Danza Contemporánea and Danza Libra Contemporánea; and in Hong Kong: Arts Connection; and in Taiwan: the 2003 Taiwan International Human Rights Film Festival, the 2005 and 2000 Asian-Pacific Young Choreographers' Project, Chung-Hwa School of the Arts, Counterpoint Chamber Music, National Tainan Chia-Chi Senior High School Dance Department, National Chia-Yi Girls’ Senior High School Dance Department, Solar Site Dance Company, and many others. His full evening works have 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 in 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 2016, his duet work was performed by Verb Ballets, which partnered with the Martha Graham Dance Company’s Lamentation Variations Project in New York City. Chang has held creative residencies at The Yard in 1999, and at the American Dance Festival International Choreographers’ Residency in 2006. In 1999, he received choreographic grants from the Jerome Foundation. His work, The Last Autumnal Tints, was nominated for Dance Magazine’s “Outstanding Student Choreography” and performed at ACDFA’s National Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, in 1998. Orange County Register dance critic Laura Bleiberg named Chang in “Faces to Watch ’98: A Look at People in the Arts”.

Chung-Fu Chang was a Chancellor's Fellowship recipient from the University of California, Irvine, where he completed his M.F.A. in Dance in 1998. Previously he received a full, four-year scholarship at The Boston Conservatory, the Walter Terry Memorial Full Scholarship at Harvard University in 1993, and a full scholarship at Jacob’s Pillow Bessie Schonberg Choreography Workshop in 1994, and in 1995 was invited to be a guest dancer by Ms. Schonberg to return at the Pillow. Prior teaching appointments include University of Florida and Kent State University. 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. In 2016, he served as a distinguished speaker and adjudicator for the 6th International Singapore Young Dance Festival and Experts Seminar. Chung-Fu also enjoys teaching Yoga, he has received his YogaFit® Level One Certificate from YogaFit®. His professorship biographical profile is listed in Who’s Who in America.