Angelia Leung

Angelia Leung, M.A., C.M.A., Associate Professor

Choreography/Performance and Dance Education
World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Joined Dance in 1981 and WAC(former names) in 1995; WACD (re-named 2011)

Office: Kaufman 140F
Tel: 206-1336
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Angelia Leung, born in Guangzhou, China, emigrated to the USA when she was six years old and grew up in California. As faculty member in UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, her teaching areas include: improvisation, choreography, movement analysis, fundamentals and modern dance technique, dance education, and production management/administration. Leung is an independent choreographer/dancer as well as one of the founders of Chopsticks & Sneakers, a collective of Asian and Asian-American choreographers, which had produced concerts since 1984. She has taught as guest artist wherever her works have been presented throughout the United States and internationally. Leung’s teaching and creative work reflects her primary interest in praxis - in creating bridges between intuition and the analytical, the theoretical and the practical, the conceptual and the physical. Her most recent work include an invited presentation of her paper, “An American Story – Reflections on Dance Education and the Future of Contemporary Dance in the U.S.” for the 2010 Dance Symposium on “The Future of Contemporary Dance – Connecting Artistic Exploration and the Market Needs” held in Guangdong, China.  During her 2015-2016 sabbatical she provided workshops in creative movement and music for young children and adolescents, and teachers in early childhood education.

She served as Vice Chair in the Dance Studies and Undergraduate Studies areas of the Department of World Arts and Cultures for 6 terms. She has served as Co-Chair and then Chair of World Arts and Cultures/Dance 2006 to 2015. She has served on the faculty advisory board of the School's Visual and Performing Arts Education minor program since 2010 (faculty chair 2010-2014, 2016-2017).

She has served since 2013 on the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative Steering Committee as co-chair of the Move Well Pod. Current projects include developing and promoting research and interventions for undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty making “healthy choices as the easy choice” through programs engaged in awareness, activism, and action.


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Mon Oct 23 @ 7:00PM
Yes to Bodies - Danyel Moulton
Tue Oct 24 @ 6:00PM
Yes to Bodies - Natalie Klinge - Tess Goodrich
Wed Oct 25 @11:45AM
Panel Discussion w/ Francesca Albrezzi "Advanced Research Cyberinfrastructure"
Wed Oct 25 @ 6:00PM
Yes to Bodies - Alex Almaraz - Malia Lam

UCLA Department of World Arts Cultures/Dance
Box 951608, 150 Kaufman Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1608
Tel 310.825.3951