Giselle Liu received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Giselle’s earlier achievements include Canadian Dancer of the Year, Provincial Champion of Modern Dance and Top 3 in Battle of the Countries. Her portfolio reflects over 20 years of dance training in all major genres as well as dance education for the past nine years. Contemporary, jazz, lyrical, modern, musical theatre, acrobatics, stretch and conditioning and progressive dance (technique) are all aspects of her repertoire.
Giselle has worked with renowned choreographer, Paul Becker, on the film ‘Totally Awesome,” and worked as dancer and choreographer for ‘Move the Company,’ with director, Josh Beamish. Liu co-created immersive full length work “In Your Shoes” with Flora Hon. In 2016 Liu was dancer for the Dance On Series ‘Puzzle’ by Flora Hon and Kelvin Lam touring in Guanzhou and Beijing. Liu’s choreography extends to concert and commercial work, she was co-choreographer and personal movement coach for canto pop singer and actress, Fiona Sit’s production “A Fiona Sit Music Experience, Picnic Series #01” and music video ‘Don’t let it go.” She also choreographed for 2017’s Miss Hong Kong, second runner-up Miss Chinese International 2018, Juliette Louie.
She works closely as a freelance choreographer with the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation under the direction of Lindsey McAlister, choreographing for Standard Chartered Arts in the Park from 2013-2017 and co-choreographing for musicals ‘A Chorus Line,’ ‘Oliver’ and ‘Blood Brothers.’ Liu was artistic director of ‘City Dancing’ and co-choreographed for “an original creation and collaboration between ‘HKYAF and Cirque du Soleil composer duo Violaine Corradi and Rose Winebrenner,” that debuted in April 2017. Liu was principal choreographer for HKYAF’s musical production “Fame.” Liu continues to choreograph and facilitate world-wide. As a choreographer, her work is recognized as innovative, creative, motivational and challenging. Her aesthetic is enhanced by a distinct language of movement. She believes in using fundamentals to enhance the minds and bodies of her students by challenging them to exercise creatively, consciously, and continuously to exceed their potential mentally, physically, and technically.
Giselle’s heart lies in sharing the love and power of art – revelling in its beauty, creativity and empowerment. “Dance to live. Live to inspire.” – Giselle Liu