Liana Zhen-ai is a dancer, choreographer and filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. Her work uses gesture and improvisation to explore intimacy, ecology, and the awkward. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY
Liana received her BFA in Dance in 2018 from Marymount Manhattan College with minors in Biology and Chemistry. Liana is a company member with Hivewild and Soluq Dance Theater, and has worked with choreographers Andrea Miller, Holly Blakey, and Malik Nashad Sharpe. She has been commissioned to create work for Opera Notre Dame and The Angel’s Share at Green-Wood Cemetery in collaboration with The New York Philharmonic. Melding practices of live performance with video work, she strives to curate ecosystems for audience members to find safety, indulge in absurdity, and take space to be precious.