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PEI-LAN KU

TEACHING ARTIST: Dance & Art Appreciation  |  CHOREOGRAPHER / DIRECTOR  

 

PODCASTER  |  COMEDIAN  |  WRITER 

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley

HISTORY OF ART and DANCE & PERFORMANCE STUDIES

Graduated: 2007 (BA)

Fashion Institute of Technology - SUNY

FASHION MERCHANDISING AND MARKETING

Graduated: 2001 (AAS)

GED

Passed: 1993

 

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

ART

Attended: 1992

Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors

License CCEI Course Code: PROF 101. Approval Code: 32903

Certification Date:  May 2013.

DOE NYC and OCFS (DOH) Fingerprinting Cleared in January 2018.

WORK

DANCE  l  ART APPRECIATION  l  FASHION/IMAGE  l  MORE

The Era of Asians in NYC.  Book and Movie.  Writer and Director.  May 2019 - Present. 

Brooklyn Music School: Summer Institute in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY.  (Contract)  Teaching Artist: Dance and Art Appreciation.  June 2016 - August 2019.  

Brown Memorial Bapist Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY.  Contemporary Dance Teacher. September 2018 - February 2019.  

Brooklyn Music School: Ary -- After School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY.  (Contract)  Teaching Artist: Dance    September 2016 - December 2018.

Tzu Chi (Long Island Branch): Summer Camp in East Williston, NY.  Assistant Chinese Dance Teacher. August. 2018. 

Glaze-a-riffic in Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY.  Teaching Artist: Art Appreciation Workshops.  August 2018. 

XH Music and Dance Center. Flushing, Queens, NY.  Contemporary Hip Hop Dance.  (Substitute.) March 2018. June 2018.

Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF): Public School 376 in Bushwick, Brooklyn and Public School 262 in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  Teaching Artist: Contemporary Dance and Visual Arts. January 2018 - March 2018.  

Jian Hiu Dance Studio in Chinatown, Manhattan, NY.  Contemporary/Hip Hop Dance Workshops.  November 2017. 

Orchid Consulting: Family Movement Workshop at Brooklyn Music School, Brooklyn, NY.  Teaching Artist: Contemporary Dance.  May 2017.  October 2017.

Tzu Chi Academy New York in Flushing, Queens, NY.  Chinese Folk Dance.  October 2016 - December 2016.  

Chou Family, Taipei, Taiwan. Private Early Childhood English and Art Teacher. April 2016 – May 2016.

Alertboot. Curriculum Developer, Online Content Strategist and Web Page Designer.  January 2010 - September 2015 .

The Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV.  Southern Nevada Wolf Trap Teaching Artist.  May 2012 - August 2015.

Trinity Conservatory of Performing Arts in North Las Vegas, NV.  Contemporary Chinese Dance, July 2015.

Private Client (Independent UX Designer), New York, NY.  Personal Image Consultant.  March 2015.

The Stanton Family Sisters in Las Vegas, NV.  Private Art and Art History Teacher.  August 2014.

 

West Preparatory Academy in North Las Vegas, NV.  Dance Teacher and Choreographer.  May 2014.

 

After-School All-Stars in Las Vegas, NV.  Hip Hop Dance Teacher.  February 2012 - October 2014.

Private Client (Software Engineer at Google), Mountain View, CA.  Personal Image Consultant.  January 2014.

 

Bunker Dancer Center - Summer Camp in Las Vegas, NV.  Contemporary Chinese Dance Teacher. August 2013.

 

The Rock Center for Dance in Henderson, NV.  Contemporary Chinese Dance Teacher (Substitute).  August 2013.

 

Southern Nevada Children First in North Las Vegas, NV.  Curriculum Developer and Case Manager for WIA - OSY. 2013.

 

Inspiration Behavioral Management in Las Vegas, NV.  Movement and Dance Teacher. Summer 2012.  

 

Community Lutheran Church - Arts Enrichment Camp in Las Vegas, NV.  Dance Teacher.  Summer 2012.

 

Kids in Motion in Las Vegas, NV.  Dance Teacher and Competition Choreographer.  August 2010 - August 2012.

 

Tommy Bahama in Las Vegas, NV.  Visual Merchandiser.  2011.

 

Lied Discovery Children's Museum in Las Vegas, NV.  Guest Services and Gift Shop Manager.  2011.

 

Max Studio Outlet in Las Vegas, NV.  Sales Specialist.  2011

 

Nevada Chinese Academy in Las Vegas, NV.  Chinese Dance Teacher.  2010 - 2011. 

 

Bass Pro Shops in Las Vegas, NV.  Visual Merchandiser.  2010.  

New York Junior Tennis League/ Our World Neighborhood Charter School in Astoria, NY.  After-School Assistant Site Director.  2008 - 2010. 

 

New York Junior Tennis League: Training Conference, Bronx, NY.  Dance Workshop Leader.  2009.

 

Rubin Museum in New York, NY.  Special Events Intern.  2008.

 

Eric and Heather ChanSchatz in New York, NY.  Project Researcher.  2008. 

Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, CA.  Development and Marketing Intern.  2007.

 

University of California, Berkeley - DeCal in Berkeley, CA.  Contemporary Chinese Dance Facilitator.  2007.

 

University of California, Berkeley - Danceworx in Berkeley, CA.  Choreographer.  2005 - 2006. 

 

Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York, NY.  Development and Marketing Assistant.  2005. 

Giorgio Armani in Beverly Hills, CA.  Visual Merchandiser.  2003 - 2004.

Ming Yuan Chinese School in Monterey Park, CA.  Chinese Dance and Art & Art History Teacher.  2001 - 2004.

 

Art and Clarita Flamenco Dance Studio in Alhambra, CA.  Chinese Dance Teacher.  2003. 

 

Fortune Dynamic in the City of Industry, CA.  Assistant to the Executive of Product Design.  2002 - 2003.

 

KidsArs in La Canada, CA.  Art Instructor.  2001.

 

Armani Exchange in Southern California.  Visual Merchandiser.  2000 - 2001.  

 

Banana Republic in Santa Monica, CA.  Sales and Keyholder.  1998 - 2000.  

Banana Republic in New York, NY.  Sales and Keyholder.  1997 - 1998.  

 

Shanghai Tang in New York, NY.  Clientele Specialist and Visual Merchandiser.  1997 - 1998.

 

Steps on Broadway in New York, NY.  Hip Hop Dance Teacher (Substitute).  1997.  

 

Gap Kids in New York, NY.  Sales and Keyholder.  1996 - 1997.  

 

I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer in Queens, NY.  Contemporary Chinese Dance Teacher and Choreographer.  1995 - 1996.  

 

Stamford Chinese School in Stamford, CT.  Chinese Dance Teacher. 1995 - 1996. 

 

P.S. 124, The Yung Wing School - Chinese School.  Dance Teacher (Saturdays). 1995 - 1996.

 

Ming Yuan Chinese School Summer Camp in Elmhurst, NY.  Camp Leader Hip Hop Dance Teacher.  1995 and 1996.

 

J.H.S. 189 in Flushing, NY.  Chinese Dance Teacher and Choreographer.  1995.  

 

Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, NY.  Chinese Dance Teacher and Choreographer.  1995.  

 

Chinese Cultural Center in Flushing, NY.  Assistant Chinese Folk Dance Teacher.  1994 - 1996.  

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Brooklyn, NY.  Chinese Dance Teacher Choreographer.  1994.  

 

DeWitt Clinton High School in Bronx, NY.  Chinese Dance Teacher. 1994.

Tu Mei-Ching Dance Company in Flushing, NY.  Assistant Dance Teacher to Tu Laohi (Teacher). 1992 - 1994.