Dance Educator, Choreographer, Dancer, Dance Artist
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Performance and Choreographic HIghlights (2006-2016)
is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Her classical and modern repertoire includes Don Quixote, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Graduation Ball, Paquita, Coppélia, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, Continuo (Antony Tudor) , Psalm (José Limón), Index (Murray Louis), and many others. After one of her jury performances at the conservatory, a faculty member commented with "What are you doing here Mimi? You could be dancing with any ballet company in this country right now". Her undergraduate excellence was also featured in The Dance Spirit magazine and the Boston local news. Mimi Liu trained vigorously with the American Ballet Theatre summer intensives in New York City, the Boston Ballet School, and graduated from The Orange County High School of the Arts (OCSA) with honors. She had the pleasure to study and work under notable dance professionals such as Seán Curran, Alaine Haubert, Steven Hyde, Muriel Joyce, Colleen O'Callaghan, Melissa Allen Bowman, Nancy Raffa, Donna Silva, Jessica Lang, Donald Mahler, Adriana Suárez and Yasi Tokunaga to just name a few. During her career as a dancer, Mimi has graced many stages and venues across America, including the Detroit Opera House, Segerstrom Concert Hall, SUNY Purchase, Boston Children's Hospital and Laguardia Arts at Lincoln Square. In her postgraduate years, she studied Video & Television Production with professor Hiro Konishi and Film Directing with Academy Award nominated Screenwriter Keir Pearson, who remarked "Mimi is someone who wants to fly before she can walk". As a Southern California native, she has taught and choreographed original works for Saddleback College, Orange Coast College and The Orange County High School of the Arts. She also has collaborated with film makers, directors, and music composers in multipmedia projects throughout the United States. Currently, she is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance and Choreography as a Shubert Foundation Dance Scholar at The Tisch School of the Arts of New York University. At NYU, professor Phyllis Lamhut called Mimi "A Workaholic" and her works "Charming". And under the guidance of professor Wendy Perron, her dance review of Polaris (Cyrstal Pite) was published on the department's website. She is now teaching dance in New York City, and continues to develop her dance career as an artistic, passionate and inspiring human spirit.
Photo Credit: Lorin Johnson
"I'm at my happiest when I'm producing work. And this happiness can brighten someone's heart, which is my other happiest."