Chung-Fu Chang

Professor of Dance

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Biography

Chung-Fu Chang is a professor of dance at Colorado State University. He received an Outstanding Faculty Award from The Tau Iota Omega Chapter of Mortar Board in 2008 and The Best Teacher Award from the CSU Alumni Association in 2009.

Born in Taiwan, Chang danced professionally with the country’s internationally-renowned Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and Kaohsiung Contemporary Dance Company. In the U.S. he has performed in an array of choreographers’ work and has been a guest artist with numerous companies. As a prolific choreographer, performer, and teacher, Chang has presented his choreographic works, solo performances, masterclasses, and workshops throughout the United States, and in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Cyprus, England, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Singapore. He has received commissioned works in the United States from Aspen Dance Connection, Adelphi University, Ballet Nouveau Colorado (now Wonderbound), Boulder Ballet, Del Mar Ballet (now PacificArts Dance Center), Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Ohio Ballet, Rainbow Chorus, MOMENTA, Dancing Wheels Company’s Icarus Project, Mulberry Street Theater’s Ear to the Ground Series, Ormao, Middle Tennessee State University, SUNY Geneseo, Verb Ballets, and the Virginia Intermont College Dance Company; in Mexico from Compañia Umbral Danza Contemporánea and Danza Libra Contemporánea; in Hong Kong from Arts Connection; and in Taiwan from the 2003 Taiwan International Human Rights Film Festival, the 2005 and 2000 Asian-Pacific Young Choreographers' Project, Chung-Hwa School of the Arts, Counterpoint Chamber Music, National Tainan Chia-Chi Senior High School Dance Department, National Chia-Yi Girls’ Senior High School Dance Department, Solar Site Dance Company, and many others. His full evening of works has been presented at the X and IX Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporanea Avant Garde 2008 and 2009 in Merida, Mexico. In 2013, Verb Ballets of Cleveland premiered and performed an evening of his repertoire in a sold-out concert at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. In 2016, his duet work was performed by Verb Ballets, which partnered with the Martha Graham Dance Company’s Lamentation Variations Project in New York City. Chang has held creative residencies at The Yard in 1999, and at the American Dance Festival in 2006 (International Choreographers’ Residency). In 1999, he received choreographic grants from the Jerome Foundation and the CSU Academic Enrichment Program Award in 2006.

Chung-Fu Chang was a Chancellor's Fellowship recipient from the University of California, Irvine, where he completed his M.F.A. in Dance in 1998. Previously he received a full, four-year scholarship at the Boston Conservatory, the Walter Terry Memorial Full Scholarship at Harvard University in 1993, a full scholarship at Jacob’s Pillow Bessie Schonberg Choreography Workshop in 1994, and in 1995, he was invited by Ms. Schonberg to return to the Pillow as a guest dancer. Prior teaching appointments include University of Florida and Kent State University. He has served as adjudicator, juror, judge, and panelist for the Illinois Arts Council; the Thornton Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Council in Colorado; the Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City Government in Taiwan; and VIII Certamen Interamericano XV Aniversario Dia Internacional de La Danza in Mexico. In 2016, he served as a distinguished speaker and adjudicator for the 6th International Singapore Young Dance Festival and Experts Seminar. Chung-Fu also enjoys teaching Yoga, he has received his YogaFit® Level One Certificate from YogaFit®. His professorship biographical profile is listed in Who’s Who in America.