Justyne Li

Justyne Li

Co-founder, Neo Dance HK

Justyne Li graduated from School of Dance, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, studying ballet and contemporary dance. She is a former member of the Hong Kong Ballet and Tanz Graz in Austria, and was a soloist with Ballett Bremerhaven in Germany. She is a co-founder of Neo Dance HK and currently works as an independent dancer and choreographer.
Li’s recent choreographies and projects include Dancing in the Moment’s Division in 2017, It’s Not My Body, Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Transfigured Night, West Kowloon Cultural District’s residency programme Creative Meeting Point: Hong Kong x Finland, the Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival’s Come Rain or Shine (2019) and Hong Kong Dance Exchange’s The Shift (2020), among others.
She won second prize at the fourth Hong Kong International Choreography for her performance in The Shift. Her work Galatea X earned her the 2014 Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer. Li’s performance in Galatea & Pygmalion earned the 2011 Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance and a nomination for Outstanding Performance. She was awarded the Best Performance Award at the 2020 Portugal InShadow Festival for Come Rain or Shine, and first prize at the seventh Jerusalem International Choreography Competition for Division.