Ying Yun Chen, originally from Taiwan, has a diverse background in Chinese opera, kung-fu, ballet, contemporary dance, and improvisation. After graduating from the Taiwan National University of the Arts, she pursued further dance education in Germany at Folkwang University of the Arts.
During her studies, Ying performed in various choreographies and developed her own works, receiving recognition and awards at dance festivals. She joined Folkwang Tanz Studio (FTS) and expanded her experience by collaborating with different artists and dance companies.
Ying has toured internationally, performing in countries such as Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, and Malaysia. She has also worked on productions supported by renowned institutions like Pina Bausch Fellowship and Goethe-Institut.
She has been collaborating with Alexandra Waierstall since 2019, participating in productions and performances across Europe. Ying's artistic endeavors include solo performances, video works, and interdisciplinary collaborations with musicians.
In addition, Ying has exhibited her works in solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Taiwan. She has received funding for her artistic creation plans and has been invited to showcase her work at prestigious art centers.
Her journey continues with upcoming projects, including exhibitions, performances, and collaborations, such as the premiere screening of a short film and participation in dance festivals.
In summary, Ying Yun Chen is a versatile and accomplished dancer and artist, constantly pushing boundaries and exploring new artistic territories in the realm of contemporary dance.