Artistic Director

Joan Liu

Photo credit: Raquel Beauchamp

Joan Liu was trained in multiple genres before performing with Taipei Royal Ballet. She later pursued academics receiving an MS in biology from New York University and MA in dance education through the collaborated program between NYU and American Ballet Theatre on scholarship. Liu combines her training in different fields of academics for her project “Dance Dat Science”. In addition, Liu’s choreography takes a deep dive into neurological disorders including special needs and psychological difficulties while presenting a sense of humor.

Liu’s choreography, including a full-length ballet, has been showcased in various historic venues including New York City Center, Dixon Place, Abrons Ars Center, Players Theatre, Frederick Loewe Theater…etc. She served as the resident choreographer at American Liberty Ballet before launching Axons Dance Theatre to focus on the creative process and to encourage communication through the art of dance.