Dance: Chung-Fu Chang 2009 Best Teacher

“The Best Teacher Awards program provides a unique opportunity for students to express their appreciation for those who have positively impacted their academic and personal lives,” said Rebecca Lang, former president of the CSU Student Alumni Connection.

Chung-Fu Chang, associate professor of dance, and director of the CSU Tour Dance Company received the prestigious award for 2009.

Chang teaches all levels of modern and choreography and acts as an adviser for senior production. He received an Outstanding Faculty Award from CSU Mortar Board in April 2008.

Born in Taiwan, Chang danced professionally with the internationally renowned Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and Kaohsiung Contemporary Dance Company. In the U.S., he has been a guest artist in many companies and has been featured in an array of contemporary choreographers’ work.

“I truly believe that Chung-Fu has made me the performer I am today,” said Grady Soapes, a student of Chang. “He comes in later in the evening when all the students are rehearsing and spends time with their performance techniques and is always there to offer his advice.”