Yau See-wing Catherine
Yau is a freelance dance practitioner, focusing on dance education and dance writing.
After graduation from Computer Science in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, she has devoted herself in the dance field. She later graduated with her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Dance at the New York University with the support of the Lee Hysan Foundation Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council (HK). She later graduated with her Master of Arts (MA) degree in Literary and Cultural Studies at The University of Hong Kong. She has numerous dance-related experience working previously in different positions at the Hong Kong Ballet, City Contemporary Dance Company, and the Hong Kong Dance Company.
Yau is passionate about dance education. She organizes and conducts dance education activities for many organizations and schools. In 2008, She co-wrote with Dr. Anissa Fung a whole-semester dance course in the Creative Arts and Cultural (CAC) Programme at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), which is the ever first credited dance course in The University Grants Committee (UGC) system. She is their Guest Lecturer since the commencement of the course from 2010. With good reception of the course, another two dance courses were opened in later years. Since 2017, Yau has been the Guest Lecturer of The Wong Bing Lai Music and Performing Arts Unit of the Lingnan University.
Yau is highly involved in dance research and writing. Her dance research and critic writings could be seen in Why They Dance: Narrations of Hong Kong Dance (2006), Hong Kong Dance Yearbook (2013 & 2015), dance journal/hk, ARTiSM, Hong Kong Economic Times, The Stand News, Ming Pao, and others.
She currently serves as the Examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (Dance, Arts Administration and Arts Criticism) and the Adjudicator of The Hong Kong Schools Dance Festival.