Siye Tao

Siye Tao
Assistant Arts Professor of Dance

Siye Tao is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Shanghai. She holds a Master’s degree of Dance Performance and a B.A. of Dance Education from Minzu University of China, Beijing.

Professor Tao’s research interests are Chinese minority and folk dance and stage performance. Professor Tao has focused on Chinese minority and folk dance for more than ten years, such as traditional Tibetan Dance, Mongolian Dance, Uygur Dance, Yanbian Korean Dance, Dai Dance, and Chinese Classical Dance. In addition to teaching dance courses, Professor Tao also participates in NYU Shanghai Dance for Camera choreography, design, and editing.

Tao still performs and choreographs, most recently at the Festival d’Avignon in France, the Beijing Modern Dance Festival, the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the Shanghai Museum of Glass, and the Guangdong Modern Dance Festival.


  • MFA, Dance Performance
    Minzu University of China

Courses Taught

  • Ballet
  • Minority & Folk Dance (Northern China)
  • Minority & Folk Dance (Southern China)