Testimonials

Testimonials

“I’ve been working with Giselle since I was six years old. At first I was shy and didn’t have that much experience. But Giselle fought for me and believed in me. She is an inspirational woman who is loving and passionate about things in life. She has taught me so many things. She is happy to hear your worries and will help you through them. She is a star who has taught me to shine.”

Maeve Spangfort
Student
(Hong Kong)

“On meeting Giselle I was instantly filled with her sense of positivity and she has an energy that radiates from within. Giselle has the power to make you feel valued and listened to. I asked Giselle to be a subject for one of my paintings to celebrate ‘women’s international day’ as she was recommended by a friend who said through her dance company she had transformed her daughter into a secure and happy person. Giselle has this ability to harness the potential we all have within us and make us better human beings. Giselle is not just a fabulous dancer but also an outstanding communicator. She reaches across the arts and is multi-disciplined. A true artist and free spirit. When we worked on a project for international women’s day she was a sensation and created a beautifully crafted piece of performance art. The piece was dynamic and challenging. She is a risk-taker and willing to push the boundaries. I would highly recommend her as a person who brings joy into life and only sees the good in others.”

Kate Sparrow
Artist/Painter
(Hong Kong)

 

“Giselle is one of the most creative and precise artists I’ve ever met. As a teacher, she always pushes her students to be at their best. Whenever I go to Hong Kong when she was still teaching there her class is A MUST! for me. As a choreographer, her works are all artistic and unique and I’m looking forward to see more and more.”

Cake Kosolprapha
Choreographer
(Thailand)

 

“When working with Giselle I felt I was given an adequate amount of space and support in order for me to cultivate the artistic vision she laid out. She has a keen sense of how to shift the energy within a working environment which opens up opportunity for collaboration. Her forthcoming nature is invaluable when the work needs critique. To work with Giselle one must only bring themselves and a willingness to share.” 

Matthew Zenni Corbin
Artist/Musician/Dancer
(New York)

 

“Upon meeting Giselle through rehearsals for a musical production, I knew that I wanted to train with her. Giselle is an incredible instructor and life mentor. Not only does she know how train technique and artistry well, but also pushes for her students to be dedicated and disciplined. Giselle cares for her students beyond dance, and cultivates them to become creative and responsible artists of the world. Thank you Giselle!”

Emily Lu
Dancer and Multimedia Artist
(Los Angeles & Hong Kong)

 

“I met Giselle at a dance rehearsal and she was one of the most friendly, kind and lovely  choreographers to work with. I started to take classes with Giselle and she taught me that we all have superpowers and we just need to focus and believe and you can achieve it. The experience of working with Giselle was amazing and she would not only challenge us physically, but also mentally. I am really grateful for all the things she has taught me, and I hope to work with her again.”

Hannah Willis
Student
Hong Kong

 

“When I first met Giselle, I was just a ballet dancer that just wanted to explore different styles and movements of dance. I first joined ascendanz, and we would learn different styles of dance. Slowly I joined more of her classes like Ascendanz and Amity, which were the best things I’ve ever done! I met some amazing people along the way and even got to perform in shows! Through this process I’ve learnt and achieved so much! Not just the dancing also the mindset the way of thinking.
Giselle is an amazing choreographer, teacher, friend. She pushes me to be a better person and dancer, in result that helped me gained a lot.
I’m so thankful for her support, love and passion also in believing us that we can do greater bigger and better things.”

Ivana Wong
Amity
(Hong Kong) 

 

“I first met Giselle through HKYAF, and she has been my mentor and dance teacher for several years. I love working with Giselle because she is passionate about what she preaches and she is committed to igniting and guiding others in finding their passion. Her energy is contagious and she is able to inspire others around her to be the best versions of themselves, artist or otherwise. I admire Giselle’s ingenuity, kindness and her ability to help others reach their full potential. She is also one of the wisest people I know, and I am forever grateful for the knowledge she has imparted on me as it has changed the way I view and interact with the arts. So blessed to have had her as a mentor!”

Evelyn Howe
Amity
Hong Kong

 

“My daughter started dance lessons with Giselle four years ago. Giselle is an amazing teacher who teaches from the heart. She is always full of positive energy. My daughter danced to Giselle’s choreography in her first international competition in Spain, and achieved outstanding results.
Giselle is an exceptional teacher. I am particularly impressed by the way she is able to help my daughter to reach beyond her capabilities in her movements, her dance, and her mindfulness.
My daughter has benefited immensely throughout the years dancing under the guidance of Giselle. Giselle has helped her realize her potential as a dancer, and also taught her the life skills she needs to achieve greater. I am truly grateful for her guidance and for sharing her passion, her wisdom and her knowledge in dance with us.” 

Linda Wei
Mother (Isabella Wei)
Hong Kong

 

“When I first met Giselle in a project she led, I was in awe of the way she led us group of dancers into creating such beautiful and mesmerizing movement. After getting to know her better and having the opportunity to work with her even more closely has enabled me to ask more questions about what I’m trying to achieve (whether may it be dance or just life!), as well as live through purpose and love. I am immensely thankful for her words and guidance throughout the last few years.”

Vivian Ho
Dancer/Student
Hong Kong

 

“Throughout the past years of working with Giselle, she has easily become one of the most valuable figures in my life, not just as a dance teacher, but a mentor. Her classes have fostered my growth as a dancer and artist, physically and mentally, as well as my attitude and mindset towards daily life outside of dance. To me, taking classes with Giselle is often a very positive, special, and fulfilling experience unlike many others, in such a way that she always encourages us to connect with the people in class around us which creates a very safe and comfortable environment to learn and grow as dancers and humans. There have also been many times in the past when I have gone to class or rehearsal initially feeing completely out of it and unmotivated, however left in a completely different headspace because of the great energy and people that always surrounds me when working with Giselle.”

Jacqueline Lo
Amity Dance

(Hong Kong)

 

“The past couple years of working with Giselle have really deepened my passion for dance, particularly with contemporary and jazz as I never had much experience with them before. It‘s allowed me to discover more of where I want to go with dance and how I want to achieve that. One thing about Giselle’s classes that I value is how she keeps up with the evolution of contemporary dance in other parts of the world, and exposes us to certain styles  that have really allowed my improvisation and choreography skills to grow. Giselle always creates supportive and welcome environments, so we are growing in the best ways. Because of these intimate environments, I’ve also been able to meet some of the most inspiring dancers who are my closest friends.”

Natalie Hsu
Amity Dance
(Hong Kong)

 

“If I had to describe working with Giselle in one word, that word would be: Amazing. I met Giselle 3 years ago, where I started taking dance lessons with her. Since then she has helped me to find improvements in my dancing with every lesson. Throughout the years Giselle has provided a space that welcomes different thoughts and opinions, while building a foundation of love and family for her students. She has helped me to understand the balance between work, and fun, allowing me to remember this balance with everything I do. Not only does Giselle constantly strive to achieve great things for herself and her students, her constant positive and optimistic attitude gives her and everyone around her energy to reach these goals and achievements. Giselle has helped me to realise what I should make of situations, and she gives me the space to grow and discover more and more about myself and my capabilities. Not only is Giselle a teacher, mentor and an inspiration, she is a giver, believer, and a friend.”

Isabella Wei
Amity Dance
(Hong Kong) 

 

“I have been learning dance with Giselle for about 2 years now, not only has she helped me improve my dance technique, she also acts as a facilitator, showing us how to become a more respectful and appreciative person. Understanding the power of family and teamwork is a very crucial element in life, how Giselle embraces this theme in every class is extremely rare and valuable. Her class is more than just a dance lesson, but a space where we are allowed to grow and learn from others while still having a sense of individuality. The quality of Giselle’s work is absolutely impeccable, she has a persistent work ethic and is willing to take the time to help you achieve your fullest potential. I couldn’t be more grateful to have such an amazing mentor like Giselle, she emanates positivity into any room, and she inspires her students to live each day to the fullest.”

Reina Lim
Amity Dance

(Hong Kong)

 

“I first met Giselle in her contemporary class at Studiodanz 5 years ago, and I am so glad that I did! Giselle’s teaching style immediately made me feel welcomed and comfortable. I enjoyed her classes so much I began to take privates in technique, flexibility, choreography and acro. She has transformed the way I dance and I largely credit her for my career as a dancer on the West End. Whenever I’m in Hong Kong I always make sure to visit Giselle for a tune up!” 

Cletus Chan
Professional Performing Artist

(UK)

 

“Giselle is a passionate teacher that has inspired me with her incredible movement style and her enthusiasm to help her dancers be the best version of themselves. She believes in her students and has pushed me beyond what I thought i was capable of. Most of all, she cares about her students even outside the studios.”

Natalie Lu
Young Artist at Queensland Ballet
(Australia)

 

“One of the most creative and constructive dance souls I have ever met. Giselle has her own way to lead projects by empowering every single person’s spirit to achieve anything in a good way without expectation. For me she’s like therapy when I want to level up my mind.”

Dave Davis
Kizomba Artist (@coachdaviskiz.com)
(France and HK)

 

“I first met Giselle as a fellow performer, and gradually, started collaborated on our own projects. What I love about working with Giselle, besides being one of the most creative people that I know, is her integrity and honesty through and through. She puts her heart and soul into questioning and understanding what we are trying to achieve. This process pushes our boundaries much further than we anticipated, and the result is something quite phenomenal. I’m so grateful for her energy and passion and her faith in believing that we can achieve so much more than we can imagine.” 

Jade Yung
Performing Arts Creative
(Hong Kong)

 

“Giselle Liu … unique, beautiful and of course, special.  She is one of the most inspirational and influential people I’ve ever met. The stories and conversations she has shared with my students and also myself, are never short of amazing. I feel so lucky and privileged to have worked with her … but more importantly have her in my life, and be constantly reminded of how amazing she is!”

Emily Hart
Facilitator (Art in Motion)
(Canada)

 

“Giselle is the one of the most inspiring and humble artists I have ever worked with. Her dedication and passion for dance is stunning, and the artwork created in her collaborations is never short of breathtaking. Giselle encourages your inner artistry and will guide you out of your comfort zone. You will be challenged to explore your creativity and with every class a new opportunity for self discovery arises. She is a creator in her own league, and will leave your heart nothing less than full.” 

Julian Hunt
Dancer
(Canada)

 

“I wasn’t always the most flexible or skilled, but that didn’t matter with Giselle. She always gave dancers a chance to shine and that was what I remembered her most by. Meeting her as a kid who’s always wanted to be in the spotlight, that hip hop solo meant everything to me. Giselle’s training opens so much room for expression, but one thing I love most about her is her welcoming heart that encourages young dancers to shoot for the stars.”

Juliette Louie
Miss Hong Kong 2017
Second Runner Up Miss Chinese International 2018
(Hong Kong)

 

“The first time I met Giselle, I could immediately see that dancing was not just a skill that she had. With each move she had a story to tell. You could play any beat and she would immediately write you a play! There wasn’t anyone in the room that was not affected by her story. Her smile and eyes brought comfort to those who did not have the courage to move the way she moved. But with a nod and wink, she gives you wings and it is suddenly that you find yourself loving to dance maybe half as much as she does. Her faith comes through and empowers you to share your story with the audience without even knowing.”

Nazli Ighani
Educational Facilitator
Shanghai American School 
Hong Kong International School
(China)


“My students and I were so fortunate to have Giselle work with us. She was truly inspirational and led us not only with her amazing and diverse expertise in dance, but also challenged all of us to test our limitations – be it our skills, our creativity or our mindset. Her passion went beyond dance and touched us deeply. She showed us what it means to embrace whatever we’re doing with heart, and left us not only better dancers, but also better people.”

Edna Lau
Educational Facilitator
Shanghai American School
GEMS World Academy, Singapore
(China)


“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Giselle for many years. She’s helped me to explore my movement and move in ways I haven’t before. She has always pushed me as a dancer and has been a huge inspiration in my life. I am very fortunate to have worked with her.”

Kennedy Gill
Dancer

(Canada)

 

“Working with Giselle is an incredible experience. She is such an inspirational person with her own unique style. The dances she creates are works of art that often carry such a powerful message and can change one’s perspective. She pushes those she works with to be their best and genuinely cares about each and every one of her students.” 

Theresa Moolman
Student/Dancer
(Canada)

 

“Giselle is a truly amazing teacher, she knows how to get through to students and create something magical. Not only is she amazing at teaching dance, she works in lessons of life as well. Every time I see Giselle she opens up my worldview just a little bit more. She is able to bring out something very real in the emotion of her creation as well as bringing out the best in the dancer. Giselle is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had the pleasure of learning from.”

Logan Shinde
Student/Dancer
(Canada)