Stella Lau – Hong Kong Dance Exchange 2022

Stella Lau

Hong Kong

Lau is currently Associate Professor of Ballet and Leader of Gifted Young Dancer Programme and Outreach of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Ballet and was awarded twice the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship. Lau began her performing career with the Hong Kong Ballet and was the first homegrown principal dancer. She has extensive performing experience in both classical and contemporary works in Hong Kong and overseas. Lau obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) and Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Programme at the Academy where she was awarded first-class honours in 1997 and the Dean’s prize in 2010.

Besides focusing on higher education for the past 25 years, Lau is also committed to the development of dance in the community at large. She hosts public talks, lectures and workshops on dance appreciation. She was showcased in the Hong Kong Dance Hall of Fame, was awarded the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme and City Contemporary Dance Laureate for her outstanding contribution to the development of arts and culture in Hong Kong. Lau was Chairperson of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance and currently serves as the Chairperson of the Festival Office of Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Vice-president of the World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific.