Anna CY Chan is the Head of Dance, Performing Arts of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. She is responsible for shaping the district’s artistic direction and strategies for dance.
Under her leadership, a series of “New Works Forum” programmes have been launched and co-presented, including “Dance Dialogue with Wayne McGregor”, “Screendance” and “Writing Choreographic Process” etc. These programmes offer Hong Kong artists a platform to explore innovative forms of creating and performing, and new ways of discussing and thinking about topics related to contemporary performances.
In 2007, Anna became the Vice-President (East Asia) of the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific. Prior to this, she was Head of the Performing Arts Education Centre at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. During her tenure, the Centre created several successful community engagement projects, including “smARTS Journey” and “Performing Arts Marathon”. She was also the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance from 2006 to 2011 and Dance Advisor of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council since 2008.