Connie Shiau was born in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A., and raised in Tainan, Taiwan. She moved to the U.S. to further her dance education and pursue a professional dance career at the age of 18. Shiau has worked as a collaborator with an array of choreographers including Kyle Abraham, Helen Simoneau, Rena Butler, Sameena Mitta, Adam Barruch, and Kevin Wynn. She is currently a dancer with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Shiau is a choreographer drawn to the power that movement can bring. To her, it bridges experiences and perspectives, and serves as a connection with her people and her world. Shiau’s work sparks curiosity, conversation, questions, and stories. In this solo project, she explores the fluidity, freedom, struggle, and societal expectations of a female in this current political climate.