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PeiJu Chien-Pott

Graham-based modern

PeiJu Chien-Pott is an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance artist from Taiwan who has been described by the Brooklyn Rail as "one of the greatest living modern dancers". She has been celebrated for her work as a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company and for her performances in the iconic roles of the Graham repertory. On the theater stage, PeiJu was a principal actress in the Kung Fu musical “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise” commissioned by The Shed and choreographed by Akram Khan. She holds a BFA in Dance from Taipei National University of the Arts where she was honored with an “Outstanding Alumni Award”. Her many awards include a Bessie for “Outstanding Performance”, Positano Premia La Danza Leonide Massine for “Best Female Contemporary Dancer”, Capri International Dance Awards, “Best Performers” in 2014 and 2017 by Dance Magazine, and numerous awards in her native Taiwan. She was recently recognized by the New York Times as one of the “Best Dance of 2021” in Richard Move’s “Herstory of the Universe”.  In addition to her stage performances, her most recent choreography includes “REBIRTH” in collaboration with renowned sculpture Kang Mu-Xiang for Taipei 101, “ISLAND” created during the COVID-19 pandemic commissioned by the Iron Rose Festival of Taiwan, and “UNITY” completed for the late choreographer Nai-Ni Chen which premiered at the New York Live Arts in March, 2022. PeiJu currently serves as a Graham-based modern faculty member at The Ailey School and her commercial work is represented by MMG New York.