Pei-Ling Kao 

Pei-Ling Kao is a Taiwanese choreographer, dance educator, and performer. Since moving to the U.S. in 2007, she has been working with choreographers of different aesthetic frameworks, collaborating with interdisciplinary artists, performing and teaching nationally and internationally, as well as presenting original work via her company PEILING KAO DANCES. 
Pei-Ling is an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her research and creative interests are focused on movement improvisation, choreography, bicultural and hybrid movement, and interdisciplinary collaboration. She has received the Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching Award in 2022, Endowment for the Humanities Award in 2018, Junior Faculty Research Award in 2018, and Office of Chancellor for Research Award in 2017, 2018 & 2019 from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Pei-Ling was awarded one San Francisco Bay Area’s Isadora Duncan Dance Awards in 2012 and nominated for another in 2013. She was a recipient of the MAP fund in 2021.