William Lau was born in Hong Kong and raised in Montreal. A graduate from York University’s Master of Fine Arts Program in Dance, he was trained in both Chinese traditional dance and Western classical ballet. Presently, William specialized in the art of Peking Opera and had performed nationally and internationally with critical acclaims. He had also pushed the boundaries of traditional arts practices by collaborating with professional artists of different artistic disciplines and diverse cultural backgrounds.
With a deep passion for the arts, his professional experience includes artist, arts administration, producer, and researcher. Mr. Lau also founded the Little Pear Garden Collective in 1994, a collective of artists committed to preserving and promoting Chinese performing arts in Canada. photo by Yong Zhen Wang