Ling Mao received a BA in Law and a BA in French Language and Literature at Shanghai International Studies University, followed by a MA in Cultural and Creative Industries at King’s College London.
She is XR Creative Producer and Head of Programming at Theatre YOUNG (Shanghai). Ling has a rich experience in project operation and international cultural exchange and cooperation, including management roles for The Center for China Shanghai International Arts Festival and their annual performing arts fair ChinaSPAF, coordinating forums and international relations. She showcased various established and emerging artists such as Tan Dun and Yang Liping, and was also running the Network of Silk Road Arts Festivals, as well as the China Focus at Edinburgh Festivals.
Collaborating with artist Daming Zhang, Ling is the co-producer of VR dance film "Or Bit", and the producer of VR theatre "SHH" (commissioned by Hong Kong Arts Festival) and of immersive performance "Where Are We Now”.