An internationally acclaimed award-winning contemporary dance artist and choreographer from Taiwan, celebrated particularly for her work as a Principal Dancer for the Martha Graham Dance Company. Described as “one of the greatest living modern dancers” and “the most dramatically daring and physically chameleon-esque Graham dancer of her generation”, Chien-Pott has interpreted the iconic lead roles of Martha Graham’s repertoire. She holds a BFA in Dance from Taipei National University of the Arts, where she is honored with “Outstanding Alumni Award”. Ms Chien-Pott has received many prestigious international recognitions, including Bessie award for “Outstanding Performance”, POSITANO PREMIA LA DANZA “LEONIDE MASSINE” for “Best Female Contemporary Dancer”, an honoree of the ”Women’s History Month” by Hudson County, named “Best Performers” in 2014, 2017 by Dance Magazine, Capri International Dance Award 2018. Chien-Pott is selected as a young influencer in Performing Arts by The Generation T List of Asia Tatler in 2018, 2019 and as “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” of Taiwan by Junior Chamber International. 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”. Her recent choreography includes “REBIRTH” in collaboration with renowned sculpture Kang Mu-Xiang for Taipei 101, “ISLAND” created during the pandemic commissioned by the Iron Rose Festival of Taiwan, “UNITY” completed for the late choreographer Nai-Ni Chen premiered at the New York Live Arts and “SPLIT” commissioned by Periapsis Music and Dance, and she was one of the collaborating choreographers for the evening length work The Threads Project #1 “Universal Dialogues” of Buglisi Dance Theater premiered at the Chelsea Factory. She has recently premiered her work Lion in the City, a hip hop Chinese Lion Dance for Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s Lunar New Year program celebrating the Year of the Water Rabbit. Ms Chien-Pott’s appearance in a short film NALA, directed by British filmmaker and choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller, has received nine international film awards. Recently, she has awarded a Choreography Fellowship 2023 from New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Chien-Pott is currently a faculty member at the Ailey School and the Martha Graham School in New York City.