Peiling Kao, a native of Taipei, Taiwan, and has been a freelance dancer for 14 years. After graduating from Taipei National University of the Arts in 1996 with a BFA in Dance, Peiling also worked as a full-time teacher at Cloud Gate Dance School in Taiwan. She has studied technique training in ballet, contemporary, various forms of modern dance, Chinese Martial Art, improvisation, and contact improvisation. In 2007, Peiling was awarded the Taiwan-England artists’ residency, hosted by the Independent Dance based at Siobhan Davis Studios in London. In 2010, Peiling finished her MFA in Choreography and Performance at Mills College, receiving an E.L Wiegand Foundation Award for excellence in performance and choreography. In the same year, she was also selected as an apprentice for ODC Theater. After her graduation, she taught at Mills College as a visiting artist. Among the artists/dance professionals that she worked with are: Mary Anthony, Molissa Fenley, Brenda Way, Anne Bluethenthal, Sonya Delwaide, Sean Curran, Ross Parkes, Hwai-Min Lin (Founder of Cloud Gate Dance Theater), Men-Fei Lo, Min-Shen Ku, Susan Van Pelt, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Nancy Lyons, Katie Faulkner, Rachel Berman, Alyce Finwall, Sheena Johnson and Joumana Mourad.