Shu-Chen Cuff was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan where she established a well-rounded background in dance with training in Ballet, Modern, Chinese Opera movements, and various Chinese folk dances. Shu-Chen performed numerous classical and contemporary works while dancing with the Miami Ballet and Nevada Ballet Theater. After relocating to the Washington, DC area in 2002, Shu-Chen worked with DTSB Dance Company and has left her footprints around the world, touring to Asia, Central America, and Europe. Shu-Chen has also performed at the International Dance Festival in Japan, Malaysia, and Taiwan. In 2011, Shu-Chen founded Gin Dance Company.Since then, Shu-Chen’s works have been featured at numerous prestigious events including performances at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, The 30 thAnnual DC Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Lincoln Theatre, the DUMBO Dance Festival and SoloDuo Dance Festival in NYC, the Yes! Dance Invitational in Richmond, the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival and VelocityDC Dance Festival in DC. Shu-Chen also has been a Finalist in the category of Outstanding Choreographer and Outstanding Individual Performer at the Dance MetroDC Awards and is a recipient of the Strauss Artist Grant by the Arts Council of Fairfax County. Shu-Chen has taught and choreographed many works at Towson University, Virginia Tech, BalletNova Center for Dance, Metropolitan School of the Arts, Ashburn Academy of Dance, Russell School of Ballet, Skye Ballet Center, Classical Ballet Theater and has been a guest instructor at numerous dance schools throughout Taiwan. She is currently on the faculty of BalletNova Center for Dance, The Washington Ballet School, and the Metropolitan School of the Arts, and has served on the Board of Director for Dance MetorDC.
Academy Ballet, Pointe, Partnering, YAGP Variations