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In my movement practice, choreography, and teaching of dance technique, I am influenced by contemporary, postmodern, and classical modern genres that fuse natural alignment, release technique, and dense movement vocabularies that also pull from Chinese qigong and African diaspora dances of capoeira and hip-hop.

My interest in kinetic spatial experiences developed in studying contact improvisation and immersive theater. My experience in non-traditional aerial apparatuses informs my pedagogy to work with multidimensional surfaces in addition to the traditional stage, preparing dancers to work on the many shows that incorporate diverse spaces.

I continue to broaden my knowledge in all forms of modern and contemporary dance, weaving diverse movement practices into my teaching, research, and choreography.
Waeli has taught courses, classes, and workshops in--
Modern Technique
Contemporary Technique
Jazz Technique
Screendance
Dance History
Choreography
Dance Pedagogy
Performance
SELECTED TEACHING & GUEST PRESENTATIONS

TEACHING ---

2021 - present    Dance Faculty, Department of Dance, Cypress College, Cypress, CA

2021 - present    Dance Faculty, Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, Laguna Hills, CA

2020 - 2021        Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2019 - 2020        Guest Choreographer, Department of Theatre & Dance, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2018 - 2019        Teaching Associate, University of California, Irvine

GUEST PRESENTATIONS ---

2021        International Guest Lecture, "Embody Communal Practices & Cultivating Personal Pedagogy."

                Hosted by Global Dance Conference and University of Roehampton. 

2021        Artist Lecture and Workshop, "Screendance as Transformative and Culturally Provocative." Hosted by Texas Tech University.

2020        Artist Lecture and Workshop, "Eco-Anxiety Workshop: Uncertain Futures, Climate Grief, Healing Breath & Our Changing Season."

                Hosted by tUrn at Santa Clara University.

2020        Interviewee, "Waeli Wang - Movement Artist, Educator, and Identity Theorist." Count 9podcast interview with Benjamin Goodman.

2020        Artist Discussion, "Identity through Movement: Dance and Social Justice Frameworks."

                Hosted by Asian American Pacific Islander Womxn in Leadership in partnership with Academic and Professional Women and UCI Digifilm.

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