Giselle Liu received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She is currently an MFA (Interdisciplinary Arts) candidate at Simon Fraser University.
As an interdisciplinary movement artist and choreographer, Giselle’s practice comprises a vast range of experiences that expand from community-based projects to commercial and contemporary works. In 2014, she co-created an immersive live performance, ‘In Your Shoes’, with Flora Hon. Liu was a dancer for the Dance On Series ‘Puzzle’ by Flora Hon and Kelvin Lam touring in Guangzhou and Beijing in 2016. Liu was also co-choreographer and personal movement coach for cantopop singer and actress, Fiona Sit working on 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 has worked 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 2013-2018. Liu co-choreographed for HKYAF musicals ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘Oliver’ and ‘Blood Brothers’ and she was the principal choreographer for ‘Fame’. She was artistic director of mass dance, ‘City Dancing,’ and co-choreographed for “an original creation and collaboration between HKYAF and Cirque du Soleil composer duo Violaine Corradi and Rose Winebrenner”, ’Melodia’, that debuted in April 2017. In 2018, Giselle collaborated as a mentor and choreographer with Paul ‘Steady’ Steadman for the G37 artist development program in Birmingham UK under Punch Records. She also collaborated with designer Marsha Roddy on a workshop series presented in Hong Kong and London with additional performances in Hong Kong.
She’s worked with Corps Bara (artistic director, Deanna Witters) and collaborative duo Sammy Chien and Caroline MacCaull and currently working with Method Dance Society (artistic director, Shelby Richardson, and technical director Jon Russell.) Her aesthetic is enhanced by a distinct language of movement and perception of embodied seeing. Her practice is to explore the interconnected relationship between the visible and the visibly hidden.
Giselle’s heart lies in sharing the love and power of art – reveling in its beauty, creativity, and empowerment. “Dance to live. Live to inspire.” – Giselle Liu