Dance M.F.A. – Hollins University 2011 (Scholarship provided by the Music and Dance Fund from the Hong Kong Jockey Club)
B.F.A. (Honours) in Dance – The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 2000
Roles and responsibilities
Bruce teaches on Undergraduate courses and the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) scheme. His teaching includes contemporary technique, improvisation and choreography.
“I started dancing because I saw Michael Jackson and M.C. Hammer on TV, so I applied for The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts without knowing what modern dance was, and then went on to dance for over two decades! I love dancing and I’m also passionate about martial arts. I’ve spent years practising Ba Gwa, Tai Chi, Wing Chun, Brazilian Jujitsu and MMA. In both teaching and performing, I see movement as conscious awareness of myself being in the world.”
Prior to joining the staff team at NSCD, Bruce worked with City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) in Hong Kong for 22 years, as a dancer, choreographer and rehearsal director. Alongside dancing in numerous works with the CCDC, Bruce also presented his own choreographic work with the company, including Dress Me Down in Strip Teaser 2012, Re/dis-connect in It’s My Turn 2013, How to become… in Eureka 2015, Why not kill us all? 2017, Rainbow House (dance video) 2020 and Listen Carefully in Days are Numbered 2021.
In 2022, Bruce worked as a movement coach for Cantonese chamber opera KungFood. Bruce has also worked as a choreographer for Wild the Musical for the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.