Nai-chu was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Taiwan. A graduate of National Taiwan University majoring in Philosophy, Ding received her M.A. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. One of the most prominent theatre producers in Taiwan and the Chinese speaking world. She has produced over 60 plays, including important classics such as The Night We Became Crosstalk Comedians, Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, A Dream Like A Dream, The Village, Just Play It, and Crosstalk Travelers. She has performed in Plucking Stars and Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land (1986). Ding has also produced 3 films, The Peach Blossom Land, The Red Lotus Society, and Finding Shangri-La, which have received numerous top awards at international festivals. She was founding Vice President of Super TV. Large scale events produced include the 2009 Deaflympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Opening Ceremony for the 2010 Taipei International Flora Expo, and the 2011 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Miaoli. She is currently the managing director of Performance Workshop Theatre, and for years has also been a renowned translator of Buddhist teachings.