Zoe is a Chinese, new generation dance artist, choreographer, and producer from Markham, Ontario, whose practice is rooted in Western contemporary dance forms and Qi-Gong. She has created original works for Toes For Dance, Inspire North, EnChoreo, Theatre Oculus’ Digital Creation Residency, and Collections Dance. Zoe has had the pleasure of working with artists including Michael Caldwell (Dusk Dances Tour 2022), Colleen Snell (Frog in Hand), and David Norsworthy (Toes For Dance) in her professional career. Zoe has also performed in festivals including Fall For Dance North with Natasha Powell (Holla Jazz 2021) and Bobbi Jene Smith (2020), as well as Festival Quartiers Danses with Marisa Ricci (2023). While studying, she danced the works of established choreographers including Robert Desrosiers, Alysa Pires, Angela Blumberg, Alyssa Martin (Rockbottom Movement), Hanna Kiel (Human Body Expression), as well as Robert Glumbek and Roberto Campenella (ProArteDanza).
As a choreographer, Zoe’s goal is to create something powerful and emotionally gratifying for both dancers and audience members to enjoy. Zoe holds a BFA in Performance Dance with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She was awarded the Lipson Family Endowment Award for the most promising emerging choreographer in her graduating class. Zoe was also the recipient of the Performance Dance: Highest CGPA award and the Orly Watkin Dance Award from Toronto Metropolitan University. Additionally, her work “I Woke Up” was selected to be featured internationally and locally in Ryerson Choreographic Film Festival, Bloom Festival, the fifth edition of Artists For Peace, and in Lisbon Dance Platform. She is also the Producer of Carnival of the Arts: a full length, site-specific dance festival in Markham, as well as a Producer for Toes For Dance, and is currently creating a work for the students of the Arts Unionville Dance program.