Zoe Glise is a performer, and movement-based artist born in China and currently located in Milwaukee, WI. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Performance and Choreography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has 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 has had the opportunity to work 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 had the opportunity to work with Joe Goode, collaborating with him and other students to create a dance film.
Zoe has also had the chance to perform with the guidance from Gina Laurenzi in the Gina Laurenzi Dance Project, Wild Space Dance Company with guidance from Deb Loewen, Alisha Jihn and Tisiphani Mayfield, and other various film projects and music videos.
During her time at UWM, she received multiple dance department scholarships, including the Ed Burgess Legacy Scholarship and Support for Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grants. With her research as a SURF student, under the direction of Simone Ferro and Mair Culbreth, Zoe worked on movement research in the Milwaukee area, learning an immense amount about the Sherman Park community, minority communities, skateboarding, and rock-climbing communities, broadening her knowledge through ethnographic studies.