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Chen-Wei Lee

Chen-Wei Lee studied dance in Taipei National University of Art and graduated in 2008.

The same year she received a scholarship from Lo,Man-Fei and Cloud Gate Dance Foundation, and was supported as an artist. She performed in American Dance Festival 2008 as the soloist in the work by Mark Dendy. The New York Times described Chen-Wei Lee as a “sexpot soloist.”

Chen-Wei joined Batsheva Ensemble in 2009 and danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 2010-2015. During her time in Batsheva, she worked with Ohad Naharin and other choreographers such as Sharon Eyal and Yasmeen Godder.

Chen-Wei created Flesh, the bright side and Black Box, and she collaborated with other choreographers on Belly Button and Elephante(s). Her collaborative work Elephantes was named the outstanding performance of the year by The Jerusalem Post (2010) and solo work Black Box was selected as the most exciting and creative work of the year by the Taipei Times (2014).

She has been nominated for the Lo,Man-Fei Scholarship, and was supported for her own work (2015) and selected for a scholarship as a resident artist in Banff Art Center in Canada for collaboration and Dance laboratory (2016).

For her performance in Zelenstova by Marcos Morau, Chen-Wei Lee was complimented twice Amazing! Amazing ! for her body ability and expression, by Göteborges-Posten.

Together Alone, her creation with Zoltán Vakulya, both as choreographer and performer, was commissioned byTaipei National Experimental Theatre and was nominated for an art prize in the final selection from Foundation for Art and Culture in Taiwan.

Currently Chen-Wei Lee is a freelancer in Europe, where she has worked with Jerome Bel, Adolphe Binder, Marina Mascarell, Ted Stoffer, Luca Vegitti.  She continues to perform, create, and teach.

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