Jin-Wen Yu, EdD & MFA, currently a professor in the UW-Madison Dance Department, has created, performed, directed, and produced more than 100 works for the stage in the Americas and Asia, including 40 commissioned works for professionals and institutes. Dr. Yu has also presented, performed, and taught at dance festivals both nationally and internationally. In 1999, he founded the Madison-based Jin-Wen Yu Dance. The company has performed throughout the US and internationally. Dr. Yu has received numerous grants, honors, commissions, residencies, and awards such as the Outstanding Dance Artist Award from Taiwan, Wisconsin Arts Board Choreographer Award, the first Madison CitiARTS Commission Signature Grant, Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan, Chinese Information and Culture Center in New York. In 2004, he received the Emily Mead Baldwin-Bascom Professorship in the Creative Arts. Dr. Yu was invited to perform at UNESCO in Paris for the Celebration Concert of the 2005 International Dance Day. His works and performances have been praised in The Boston Globe, LA Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Chicago Reader, and Chicago Tribune. He currently serves as president of World Dance Alliance-Americas.