Dr Marina Guo is the Head of Arts Management & Director of International Programs at School of Creative Studies, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Vice Director of John Howkins Research Centre on Creative Economy. She is sitting on the Board of Director, American Institute of Performing Arts and a member of China Arts Administration Education Association. She was visiting scholar of Queensland University of Technology and the author of Creative Transformation (China Economic Press 2011) studying the potential of the creative economy in China.
Dr. Guo was received the Australian Endeavour Award 2010 and the Creative Leaders Award at China Creative Industries Award in 2011. She was the co-founder and General Manager of Shanghai Sunspirit Cultural Development Co., Ltd., a leading organisation in cultural agency and arts education for children and young people. Marina has years of experiences and networks in festival programing and international tour management, presenting performing arts for young audience in China and facilitated a number of Chinese cultural initiations in working internationally.