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Zhao Yang [赵阳] is currently engaged in Cohort 2016 (Cohort 5) Choreomundus – International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage. While completing a BA in Dance at Beijing Normal University, she authored “British Dance Science Education System and Inspirations,” Minzu University of China Press (2015). While enrolled in an MSc in Dance Science and Education at the University of Edinburgh last year, she was actively engaged in learning Scottish dancing. Her passions include dance education, as well as cultural and anthropological theories related to movement.
Yoo Si-Hyun, MA, PhD, is a Certified Movement Analyst as well as a certified Labanotation teacher. She studied Korean dance at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea, and Motif Description and Labanotation at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She was the recipient of Manuel Barkan Dissertation Fellowship Award in 2000 with her dissertation investigating the concept of dance notation. She has notated a number of traditional Korean dances and taught Labanotation and Motif in Korea. She is a co-founder of the Korea Laban Movement Institute in Seoul, Korea, and currently serves as a faculty member at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York.
Donna Wilson is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Dance in the Kinesiology Department at SIUC where she taught ballet, modern, jazz, tap, choreography and other dance and movement classes. While at SIUC Ms. Wilson also directed the Southern Illinois Dance Company. Ms. Wilson received her BFA in dance from Stephens College in Columbia, MO, in 1972 under Harriette Ann Gray. She received her MFA in dance from the University of Oklahoma in 1975. She danced in Los Angeles from 1975 to1986 with Richard Oliver, Momentum, Margaret Schuette, Rudy Perez, and Martha Kalman. Ms. Wilson acquired her Beginning and Intermediate certificates in Labanotation under the direction of Toni Intravaia.
Carolina Vilela is dancer, teacher, and researcher on dance. Graduated in Dance at Université Paris 8 and MA in History at Paris’ EHESS. Graduated in Kinetography Laban at Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. On 2017, she was invited to teach at the Dance undergraduate program of UFMG (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil), presenting the course “Introduction to Kinetography Laban”. Her research interests revolve around History, Memory, and Archives in Dance, as well as Immaterial Cultural Heritage. She’s currently investigating the idea of absence in Dance, as well as the possible relations between art and politics.
Tong Jiajia [佟佳家] is a PhD candidate in Arts theory at Peking University. Her academic paper on Dance Education in the non-professional population was awarded the second prize by the Chinese Ministry of Education at the National Art Education Festival. She was awarded outstanding young scholar at Peking University and received First Prize at the National College Students’ Dance Performance.