Phénix (Sheau-Fon) Lin
CHOREOGRAPHER / STAGE DIRECTOR
A native of Taiwan, Phénix studied dance and music from an early age. At 16, she joined the Cloud Gate Taipei Contemporary Dance Theatre and toured through Asia, North America, Australia and Europe. She finally settled in France in 1989 where she collaborated on various dance and theatre projects as a performing artist and choreographer.
In 1998, Phénix joined the cast of several musical comedies as assistant choreographer and performing artist, among these Cindy, Cendrillon 2002, Don Juan and Les Enfants du Soleil. 1998 also marked the beginning of her long-term involvement with the artists of Notre-Dame de Paris, with whom she travels the world until 2012 at the beginning as a dancer and then as assistant director-choreographer.
As assistant director and choreographer, Phénix also had a hand in creating two shows for the dance company, Carbone 14: La Bibliothèque and Silences et cris, directed by Gilles Maheu. This last collaboration earned her a nomination for the Masque for Best Special Contribution to Choreography.
In 2007, she took part in the creation of Zaia for Cirque du Soleil that was presented at the Venetian in Macao. She assisted the director Érick Villeneuve and choreographed shows for the Shanghai Circus, Era – Intersection of Time in 2005 and Kaleido in 2010. In 2013 she choreographed the CPAA’s production of Immortal Chi ‘’the ultimate quest for balance’’ presented in Beijing and on tour worldwide. She assisted the Belgian producer and stage director Franco Dragone in his creation the Han Show presented in Wuhan China and was associate director for the production Dai Show in Xishuangbanna China. Most recently she created the choreographies for the evening outdoor shows at the Rixos Land of Legends resort in Turkey and acted as assistant director for Destiny produced by Sceno Plus Productions in Macau. Phenix is presently working as choreographer for the new Cirque du Soleil production that will open in Hangzhou China in 2019.CV