Li Chiao-Ping, Artistic Director of Li Chiao-Ping Dance, was named by Dance Magazine as one of the “25 to watch”. Ms. Li was on faculty at Mills College, the Director of the Hollins College Dance Program, and the former Chair of the UW-Madison Dance Department, where she continues to teach. She formed Li Chiao-Ping Dance in 1990 and co-directed the SF-based Dziga Vertov Performance Group with Douglas Rosenberg from 1992-94. She has had the pleasure of dancing original solos created for her by Cynthia Adams, Mark Dendy, David Dorfman, Molissa Fenley, Joe Goode, Heidi Latsky, Victoria Marks, Bebe Miller, Daniel Nagrin, Sally Silvers, Gus Solomons jr., Elizabeth Streb, June Watanabe, and Mel Wong. Collaborations with visual artist/director Douglas Rosenberg include several dance films, which have aired on public television and screened around the world. She is the subject of two documentaries, including “Seven Solos: A Documentary”, directed by Douglas Rosenberg, which was made about her “Women Dancing” solo project and was selected for the Dance On Camera Festival held at Lincoln Center on January 29, 2012 in New York; it was also screened in the 2012 Wisconsin Film Festival. A recipient of numerous awards, grants and honors, including several grants from the NEA and awards from the Asian Pacific Women’s Network, National Arts Association, and the Los Angeles Arts Council first prize awards for performance and choreography, Li has also received choreographic distinctions from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Wisconsin Dance Council, Scripps/ADF Humphrey-Weidman-Limon, and honored to be the American representative in ADF’s International Choreographer’s Program. She received the Bartell Award in the Arts, recognizing her dedication to reaching beyond the campus and into the greater community with her work, as well as a 2015 School of Education Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award, for her contributions to the UW-Madison School of Education. She was recently awarded a Vilas Research Professorship, one of the highest honors bestowed by the university and one of the first artists to ever receive one, and a prestigious MAP Fund grant for her latest collaborative project with visual artist Douglas Rosenberg titled LANDED.
CONSTANCE ANDERSON, a recent Li Chiao Ping Dance addition, graduated with a BA in Dance, as well as with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in May 2017. There she trained under Joan Karlen, Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill, and Pamela Luedtke. While attending the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Constance had the opportunity to participate in several workshops taught by Autumn Eckman, Larry Keigwin, Jaclyn Walsch, Brenda Bufalino, Tania Perez Salas, Max Pollack, Lucy Reiner, Mark Yonally, and Eddy Ocampo. She also received several scholarships, taught a kinesthetic drawing masterclass, and presented research at the 2017 UW system symposium. She has had four of her works produced in Afterimages throughout her time at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. In 2016, her work, "I Can Move Mountains",was selected to be presented at the regional dance conference, ACDA. In addition, she recently studied under Whim W'Him dancer Patrick Kilbane, choreographer Kate Wallich, KT Nieff, and most closely with Alice Gosti. Constance also serves as a ballet instructor at Dance Education Center for pre-collegiate students. She serves as a rehearsal director for both the school,and also as the school's dance company. Most recently she has set choreography for Metamorphoses, a play directed by Alan Patrick Kenny at the University of Stevens Point this winter.
LAUREN GIBBS graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance from San Diego State University in 2010. After graduating she moved to New York where she practiced and performed under the direction of Kendra Portier, Dana Ruttenburg and Shen Wei Dance Arts. In 2012, she reclaimed her dancing roots in San Diego performing for The PGK Dance Project and San Diego Dance Theater's Trolley Dances. She has also practiced with companies such as Doug Varone and Dancers and Joe Goode Performance Group. Along with dancing for LCPD, Lauren has danced for Liz Sexe Dance Company in Madison. Her latest accomplishment includes earning a BA in Mathematics and Teaching License through Western Governors University. Her experience stems from competitive gymnastics, modern, jazz, ballet and hip-hop dance. Lauren loves Madison and is thrilled to be a part of LCPD!
LYNDSAY LEWIS, originally from Muskego, WI, graduated with a B.S. in Dance and a psychology major from UW in 2017. She has performed across the Midwest in Chicago, Madison, Detroit and Duluth, and internationally in Chepo, Panama, and Puebla, Mexico. Lyndsay has co-produced concerts, assisted guest artist Heidi Latsky, and performed with Chien Kuei Chang and Rosalind Newman, as well as faculty members Kate Corby, Collette Stewart and Jin-Wen Yu. She has studied at Strictly Seattle, Bates Dance Festival, Movement Research, and with Batsheva company members. Lyndsay has presented her work at HH11 Dance Festival in Santa Barbara, CA, as well as at ACDA in Duluth, MN. Lyndsay presented her Senior Honors Concert “The Nature of Inhabiting Bodies” at Lathrop Hall. Her work, this digging reminds you, has been highlighted in the Montecito Journal and commended by the Santa Barbara Independent as “elbow thrusting and satisfyingly visceral.” Lyndsay is the recipient of the 2017 UW Bookstore Academic Achievement Award, the Arts Institute’s Judson Undergraduate Award in the Creative Arts, as well as the Virginia Horne Henry Fund for Women’s Physical Education. Currently, Lyndsay is working as the General Manager for Li Chiao-Ping Dance, grant writing and helping publicize for other local choreographers, as well as pursuing her 200 hour yoga certification, and freelance dancing in the Madison area.
ELISABETH ROFSKOPF's passion for dance began at age 6 and she has been dancing ever since. She graduated with a B.A. in Piano and a minor in dance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2011. As well as performing with Li Chiao-Ping Dance in Madison, WI, Elisabeth is also a guest artist with Danceworks Performance Company, Wild Space Dance Company, and an alumna of Catey Ott Dance Collective in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since the spring of 2014, Elisabeth has been performing in the Lake Arts Project, directed by Jennifer Miller and Karl von Rabenau of the Milwaukee Ballet. Beginning in 2015, and still ongoing, she has choreographed and performed solo works for MKE Follies and with Danceworks DanceLAB's Get It Out Thereconcert series. In addition to her performing, she is also a dance teacher and choreographer in the Greater Milwaukee Area.
LIZ SEXE is a dance educator, performer and choreographer/artistic director of Liz Sexe Dance Company. She performs both regionally and nationally with Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company, Marlene Skog and Dancers, and other local choreographers. She is described as a “clean and efficient mover,” and having “toughness under her grace.” Her choreographic work has been featured at the World Dance Alliance Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Danceworks in Milwaukee, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in Spring Green, WI, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she was an artist in residence. In her process, tasks inspire poetic movement, game theory finds logical, yet often unexpected phrasing, and athletic dancing is paired with deep intentionality. Sexe received her MFA in Performance and Choreography from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Currently, she is a lecturer in UW-Madison's Dance Department. When Sexe is not dancing, she is a Pilates instructor at Pilates Central right on the square in Madison, WI.
LUELLA SHAPIRO graduated with a B.A. in Dance from Beloit College in 2006. Since then she has performed with Frente de la Danza in Quito, Ecuador, Agnieszka Laska Dancers in Portland, OR and Kanopy Dance Company here in Madison. Most recently she has been training and performing aerial dance at the Madison Circus Space whenever she isn't home with her 3 young children. Luella is excited to continue dancing with Li Chiao-Ping Dance.
Douglas Rosenberg (director/visual artist) has shown his work in video and video installation both in the United States and internationally in museums, galleries, on public television, and in festivals around the world. He has received numerous grants and awards including an NEA Dance/Film/Video grant (with choreographer June Watanabe), an NEA/Southeast Media Fellowship, two Zellerbach Foundation grants, a Painted Bride Art Center New Forms Grant (co-recipient with Li Chiao-Ping), a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, an IZZIE award for his work with Ellen Bromberg and John Henry on "Singing Myself A Lullaby," and a fellowship from The Project on Death in America for another project with Ms. Bromberg. His video dance, "My Grandfather Dances" with Anna Halprin, was awarded the Director's Prize at the Jewish Video Festival, Judah Magnes Museum, in Berkeley. He has been an artist in residence at The Institute for Studies in the Arts, Bates Dance Festival, and the International Festival of Video Dance in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His writing on dance for the camera has been published in journals including LEONARDO. Recent shows include Dance on Camera Festival, New York; Video Festival Riccione Teatro Televisione, Riccione, Italy; The Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; and Mostra de Vídeo Dansa de Barcelona, Spain. He was the director of the American Dance Festival's video archival program for over a decade and continues to direct ADF's Dancing for the Camera Festival.