originally from Taiwan
Joan Liu was trained in multiple genres before starting her performing career with Taipei Royal Ballet.
She has attended summer intensives and seminars with Joffrey Academy of Dance (Chicago), Paul Taylor Dance Company (NY), ABT (NY), Goh Ballet Academy (Canada), Vancouver Ballet Society (Canada), Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan)...etc.
She receiving her MA in Dance Education through the collaborated program between New York University and American Ballet Theatre on scholarship.
Other than her work with Gwen Rakotovao Company, Joan also performs with American Liberty Ballet and Aries in Flight and various freelance shows. As an educator, Joan is certified in yoga (RYT500), Pilates mat, barre fitness, and Autism Movement Therapy® and has taught as adjunct professor at NYU, as ballet mistress for Arch Contemporary Ballet, as yoga and BarWorks instructor at YogaWorks among others.