2021-2022 Dance Guest Artists
Louie C. Ocampo / Chien-Ying Wang will be in residence Monday, February 13 – Friday, February 19, 2022
Paul C. Ocampo, Co-Artistic Director of OcampoWang Dance, received his MFA from the Ohio State University. He choreographed and performed with Ballet Philippines and Singapore Dance Theatre altogether for seventeen years. With these companies, he performed extensively and participated in numerous International Festivals. He was awarded the Shell-NAC Young Artist Award and is a recipient of scholarships from National Arts Council (Singapore), Lee Foundation, and Howell Dance Fund. A keen learner of different languages, he has received a Labanotation Teacher Certification. Paul has worked with many illustrious choreographers including: Susan Hadley, Victoria Uris, Bebe Miller, Douglas Nielsen, Joe Alegado, Zvi Gotheiner, Graham Lustig, Jean Paul Commelin, Leigh Warren, Norman Walker, Alice Reyes, Gener Caringal, Agnes Locsin, Edna Vida, Denisa Reyes, Anthony Then, Goh Soo Khim, and many more. In 2007, he was awarded the Utah Arts Council Individual Artist Project Grant to present Bridging Bridges. He has also been invited as a guest artist with Repertory Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, Beijing Normal University and National Taiwan University of Arts. His work has been presented in Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and in the United States. Paul performed a work co-choreographed with Chien-Ying Wang at Manhattan Movement Arts Center in NYC which Roslyn Sulcas of the New York Times gave high accolades. Paul is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and was an Associate Professor at Southern Utah University before joining Rutgers.
Chien-Ying Wang, a choreographer, dancer, film maker, and an educator, hails from Taiwan and is Co-Artistic Director of OcampoWang Dance. She received her MFA degree in Dance from The Ohio State University. Wang was a soloist with Repertory Dance Theatre. She was a finalist of Bogliasco Fellowship and recipient of the Mixtures Artistic Creation Grant from the Cultural Office General Consulate of Spain, the Project Support Grant from Salt Lake City Arts Council, and YongLin Foundation in Taiwan. Wang has been commissioned by Ballet Philippines, Juedai Contemporary Dance Theater (Taiwan), Lustig Dance Theatre, RDT, OSU, Boston Conservatory, National Taiwan University of Arts, TongJi University, and Beijing Normal University. Her choreographic works has been presented in Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Dixon Place, Judson Memorial Church and 92nd Street Y in NYC, Cultural Center of the Philippines, National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, and other performance venues. Wang’s current research deals with the interfacing of live performance and video dance as well screendance. Wang is an Associate professor at Rutgers University.