As an active choreographer and dancer, Ming-Shen Ku has settled her base in Taiwan since 1987. Ku’s works are influenced by many Western and Eastern dance styles, a merging development from her diverse backgrounds. Since 1991, Ku became deeply involved in Contact Improvisation and introduced it into Taiwan. She founded her dance company “Ku & Dancers” in 1993 to present new works and promote the art of improvisation. “Ku & Dancers” has set their footprint in New York, Australia, Paris, London, China, Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia. Ku has also been invited as a guest artist to perform and teach in many universities and dance companies around the world. She has received Wu San Lien Award, a lifetime achievement award, in 2009. Currently, Ming-Shen Ku serves as a full professor in the Dance School of Taipei National University of the Arts.