Karen Cheung is an active promoter of contemporary dance in China. She holds a master degree in cultural studies from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She has worked at the Guangdong Modern Dance Company as Company Manager (2004-2006) and Administrative Director (2006-2011). During her tenure with the company, she has brought the company on tour at various international arts festivals and cultural exchange expeditions. She is the producer of different dance projects and international residencies and has successfully turned the Guangdong Modern Dance Company theatre into the most active home base for contemporary dance in the region. In 2011, she was appointed Director of the Guangdong Dance Festival as well as Program Director of the Beijing Dance Festival.