Tao Ye is a graduate of the Chongqing Dance School in China. After dancing with the Shanghai Army Song & Dance Ensemble, he joined the Shanghai Jin Xing Dance Theater and later moved to Beijing to join the Beijing Modern Dance Company (BMDC). In 2008, at the age of 23, Tao Ye founded TAO Dance Theater. Inspired by Oriental thought, Tao Ye developed the Circular Movement System in combination with his own style of dance. Tao Ye consistently signifies his choreography with minimalistic style, repetition and restriction.