Your support helps us cover dance in New York City and beyond! Donate now.

Veronica Jiao
Photo by Photo Courtesy of Writer

Veronica Jiao

Born on the unceded native land of the Kusso (Charleston, SC), Veronica Jiao (she/her/hers) is a Filipino-American dance creative, educator, and administrator. As the grandchild of immigrants, she is engaged in the work of ending white supremacist structures in the arts and our bodies, by archiving the Asian-American experience. Her creative practice renders this work through dance improvisation, facilitating critical conversation, and writing. Veronica has co-facilitated and organized discussions for equity and inclusion in the dance field through many mediums, including guest episodes on the podcasts The Dance Union and Thomas + Adrianne’s You’re Welcome, contributing to Dance Magazine and In Dance, social media content, and serving as a former member of Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee.

As a performer, she roams many different areas of the dance industry. She has collaborated with BABEL Movement, Josh Pacheco Dance Theater, Designated Movement Co., and Theater in Quarantine; she also danced with the Tallahassee Ballet, Disney Cruise Line, and most recently, the national tour of the Broadway musical Anastasia. 


Read features by Veronica Jiao