Zoe Glise is a performer, and movement-based artist born in China and located in Milwaukee, WI. She is currently a company member with Madison Contemporary Dance and Wild Space Dance Company, as well as an apprentice with Nova Linea Contemporary Dance.
She began her formal training at La Crosse Dance Centre in La Crosse, WI, under the direction of Nikki Balsamo. Zoe received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Performance and Choreography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and worked with Daniel Burkholder, Mair Culbreth, Simone Ferro, Maria Gillespie, Dani Kuepper, Gina Laurenzi, and Dan Schuchart, training in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Pointe, Jazz, Improvisation, African, Composition, and more.
Throughout her years at UWM, Zoe worked with several guest artists in performances and master classes including, Parijat Desai, Marina Magalhães, Emma Draves, Yumelia Garcia, Tatiana Malinkine, and more.
In 2019, with the help of the National Endowment for the Arts grant, Zoe collaborated with Joe Goode and other students to create a dance film, which was presented at the North Central American College Dance Association (ACDA).
She graduated Summa Cum Laude, while also receiving multiple dance department scholarships, including the Ed Burgess Legacy Scholarship and Support for Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grants.
Zoe has performed with the Gina Laurenzi Dance Project under the direction of Gina Laurenzi, Wild Space Dance Company with guidance from Deb Loewen, Alisha Jihn and Tisiphani Mayfield, and other various film projects and music videos.
In the summer of 2022, Zoe was selected to travel to Paris, France to attend the Camping Residency at the Centre National de la Danse where she took classes, taught classes, and performed for two weeks.