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Education

20152018
University of Maryland

M.F.A.

Full scholarship

Master of Fine Art in Dance 

20122014
Salisbury University

M.Ed.

Master of Education in Leadership/Curriculum Design

20052010
Shanxi Academy of Arts

B.F.A.

Full scholarship

Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance Performance and Choreography

20022005
Shanxi Drama Vocational College

Secondary Degree

Dance Performance in Ballet and Chinese Dance

Professional Experience

2019Present
City Dance Festival

Artistic Director

Developed framework for international collaboration and engagement. 

Hosted inaugural festival including B.F.A./M.F.A programs from 24 universities in China. 

2016Present
Xing Dance Theater

Artistic Director

Recognized for having unique vision and aesthetic.

Invited and performed domestically and internationally, including at Jacobs Pillow and the Gallery Dance Festival. 

2018Present
Xing Dance Education

Director

Developed curriculum for technique and performance classes for students of all ages with over 100 students enrolled.

Established free online community program to introduce dance to the general public with 60-80 attendees per class. 

20152018
University of Maryland

Instructor

Taught two classes per semester in World Dance Form - Chinese Dance, Fundamental Ballet, and Modern Dance.

Received exemplary reviews from both faculty and students. 

20132014
Amplotech

Program Director - OPT (One Year)

Developed international relationships between schools in China and USA.

Counseled students on how to select schools and navigate the application process. 

Evaluated mobile app to enable schools and potential students to communicate. 

20102014
Shanxi Academy of Arts

Dance Faculty (Tenured Position)

Taught Dance Performance and Repertory classes in a program with over 700 B.F.A. students. 

20072011
Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble

Performer, Writer, Host

Performed in over 500 stage shows throughout China and internationally. 

Documented and published articles following major tours to further promote the dance company.

Awards, Scholarships

Maryland State Independent Artist Award by Maryland State Arts Council 2020

Baker Artist Award Nominee 2020

Baltimore Regional Independent Artist Award by Maryland State Arts Council 2020

China top 100 Dance Aesthetic Education Ambassador by Aesthetic Education China 2020

Full scholarship/teaching assistantship for MFA in Dance study at University of Maryland College Park 2015 - 2018

Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Chinese Dance Competition World Final Los Angeles 2017

Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Chinese Dance Competition Washington DC Region 2016

First Place Zhang Jigang Encouragement Scholarship 2010

First Place Zhang Jigang Encouragement Scholarship 2009

First Place Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2010 

First Place 57th China CDA Performance of the Latest Research and Pedagogical Results 2010

Third Place Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2007

Third Place Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2006

First Place China National Scholarship 2006

First Place Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2005

Selected Original Works

Shape in Water  (Solo)

Peabody Dance! Festival, Baltimore, MD 2021

The International Dance Gala, Helsinki, Finland 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

The Contemporary Ballet of Asia, Osan, South Korea 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Mexico City International Contemporary Dance Festival, Mexico City, Mexico 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Seoul International Choreography Festival, Seoul, South Korea 2019

Taiyuan New Choreography Exhibition, Taiyuan, China 2019

The Dance Gallery Festival, New York City, NY 2019

Detroit Dance City Festival, Detroit, MI 2019

Richmond Dance Festival, Richmond, VA 2019 

SAI International Dance Festival, Tokyo, Japan 2019

Baltimore Dance Invitational, Baltimore, MD 2019

Maryland Dance Festival, Easton, MD 2018

Beijing Dance Festival, Beijing, China 2018

UMD Shared Grade Dance Concert, College Park, MD 2018

Equinox and Solstice  (Evening production)

Dance Place 2019-2020 Performance Season Washington, D.C. 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

People

SAI International Dance Festival commission, Tokyo, Japan 2020 (Postponed to 2022)

Taiyuan New Choreography Exhibition, Taiyuan, China 2019

The Contemporary Ballet of Asia, Osan, South Korea 2021 

Fire II

Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out, Becket, MA 2019

Bodies. Water. Fire.

Beijing Dance Festival, Beijing, China 2019

City Dance Festival Taiyuan Choreography Showcase, Taiyuan, China 2019

Fire

Washington International Gala, Washington, D.C. 2021

China/America Chinese New Year Gala at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C. 2019

Maryland Campaign, College Park, MD 2018

Under the Moonlight, Red

Washington Chinese New Year Gala at the George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 2019

Equinox

Global Perspectives Festival, Washington, D.C. 2018

Ink (solo) 

Peabody Spring Dance Showcase, Baltimore, MD 2018

Washington Chinese New Year Gala at the George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 2017

Taoli International Cup Gala, Los Angeles, CA 2017

NEXT Dance Festival, College Park, MD 2016

Reunion

Washington Chinese New Year Gala, Washington, D.C. 2017

Another Side of You (evening production)

The Clarice Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD 2017

Dancing in the Closet

UMD On the Move at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. 2017

Goodbye My Esmeralda 

SU Dance Company at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD 2014

Company Experiences

Xing Dance Theater 2016-Present

Artistic Director, Choreographer, Performer 

Baltimore, MD, USA

Busan Metropolitan Dance Company 2018

Soloist performer in evening production A Man' s Requiem 

Busan Cultural Center Main Hall, Busan, South Korea 

PrioreDance 2018

Performer in Casita 

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA USA

Orange Grove Dance 2016

Performer in evening production Un Castell built for two

Joe' s Movement Emporium, Washington, D.C. USA

PEARSONWIDRIG Dance Theater 2015

Performer in evening production Rapture

The Clarice Performing Art Center, College Park, MD USA

Ningbo Song and Dance Company 2008

Performer in evening production Cross 

Ningbo Grand Theater, Ningbo, China 

Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble 2007-2011

Performer in evening production Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall  

Performer and host in evening dance showcase Dance Miracle

Taiyuan, China 

Selection of Key Performance Experiences

The International Dance Gala 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Choreographer and performer for Shape in Water

Helsinki, Finland

The Contemporary Ballet of Asia 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Choreographer and performer for People

Osan, South Korea

SAI International Dance Festival 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Choreographer and performer for commission project 

Tokyo, Japan

Mexico City International Contemporary Dance Festival 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Choreographer and performer for Shape in Water

Mexico City, Mexico

Dance Place 2019-2020 Performance Season 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Director and performer for an evening production Equinox and Solstice

Washington, D.C. 

Taiyuan New Choreography Exhibition 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Choreographer and performer for Citizens

Taiyuan, China

Seoul International Choreography Festival 2019

Choreographer and performer for Shape in Water

Seoul, South Korea

The Dance Gallery Festival 2019

Choreographer and performer for Shape in Water

New York City, NY

Detroit Dance City Festival 2019

Choreographer and performer for Shape in Water

Detroit, MI

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out 2019

Choreographer and performer for Fire II

Becket, MI

Beijing Dance Festival 2019

Choreographer and performer for Bodies. Water. Fire

Beijing, China

City Dance Festival-Taiyuan, Choreography Showcase 2019

Director of Choreography Showcase

Choreographer and performer for Bodies.Water.Fire

Taiyuan, China

SAI International Dance Festival, 2019

Choreographer and performer for Shape in Water

Tokyo, Japan

Richmond Dance Festival 2019

Choreographer and performer for Shape in Water

Richmond, VA

The John F. Kennedy Center-China, America Chinese New Year Gala 2019

Choreographer and performer for Fire

Washington, D.C.

Baltimore Dance Invitational 2019

Choreographer and performer for Shape in Water

Baltimore, MD

Washington 2019 Chinese New Year Gala 2019 

Choreographer and performer for Reunion, Red 

Washington, D.C.

Busan Metropolitan Dance Company 2018 Season 2018

Soloist in evening production A Man' s Requiem 

Busan, South Korea

Global Perspectives Festival 2018

Choreographer and performer for Bodies. Earth. Water. Fire. 

Washington, D.C.

Maryland Dance Festival Artists Concert, MD 2018

Choreographer and performer for Shape in Water

Wye Mills, MD

Beijing Dance Festival, Beijing, China 2018

Choreographer and performer for Shape in Water

Beijing, China

Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival 2018

Performer in Casita by PrioreDance

Becket, MA

Maryland Campaign 2018

Choreographer and performer for Fire

College Park, MD

UMD Dance Concert 2018

Choreographer and performer for Drowning to Death act 2: Shape in Water

College Park, MD

Peabody Spring Dance Showcase 2018

Guest Choreographer and performer for Ink

Baltimore, MD 

Equinox and Solstice 2018

Choreographer and performer for production Equinox and Solstice

UMD MFA Dance Thesis Concert

College Park, MD

West Meet East Festival 2017

Guest performer in Soul 

Arlington, VA 

Washington D.C. Chinese New Year Gala 2017

Guest Choreographer and performer for Reunion 

Washington, D.C. 

The Clarice Performing Arts Center Dance Theatre 2017

Choreographer for production Another Side of You

College Park, MD

UMD Dance Concert 2017

Choreographer and performer Emotion. Memory. Desire.

College Park, MD

Taoli Cup Gala 2017

Choreographer and performer for Ink

Los Angeles, CA

The John F. Kennedy Center UMD On the Move 2017

Choreographer and performer for Dancing in the Closet 

Washington, D.C.

Invoking Justice 2016

Performer in evening work Invoking Justice by Curtis Stedgea

UMD Spring MFA Dance Thesis Concert

College Park, MD 

NextNow Dance Festival 2016

Choreographer and performer for Ink

College Park, MD 

Another Side of You 2016

Choreographer and performer for Another Side of You

UMD Shared Grad Dance Concert 

College Park, MD 

Un Castell built for two 2016

Performer in evening work by Orange Grove Dance

Washington, D.C.

Rapture 2015

Performer in evening work Rapture by PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER  

UMD Faculty Dance Concert 

College Park, MD 

Noam Chiem 2015

Performer in evening work  by Sinclair Imogene

UMD Fall MFA Dance Thesis Concert 

College Park, MD 

SU Spring Dance Concert 2013

Guest choreographer and performer for Goodbye My Esmeralda 

Salisbury, MD

Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall 2007-2011

Performer and internationally toured in evening production Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall by Jigang Zhang

China

Dancing Miracle 2007-2011
Performer and host in evening showcase of Chinese Classical Dance and Chinese Folk Dance

China

Youyu Tourism and Culture International Festival 2010

Performer in opening ceremony

Youyu, China 2010

Shanghai World Expo 2010

Performed in events in celebration of the Shanghai World Expo

Shanghai, China 

Road to Revival 2009.7-2009.10

Performer in evening music, dance and theatre production Road to Revival  by Jizhang Gang

Beijing, China

Ningxia International Expo 2009

Performer in the opening ceremony

Yinchuan, China 

Cross 2008

Performer in evening music, dance and theatre production Cross by Shimiao Xing

Ningbo, China

CCTV Live New Year's Gala 2008

Performer

Beijing, China 

Shanxi Television New Year's Gala 2006, 2007, 2010

Performer 

Taiyuan, Shanxi 

Teaching Experiences

2018Present
Xing Dance Education

Director

Tyson's Corner, VA and Bethesda, MD

20192019
Taiyuan New Choreography Exhibition Festival

Guest Artist

Advanced Modern Dance Technique, Improvisation, and Choreography Master Classes

Taiyuan, China

2019Present
City Dance Festival-Taiyuan

Artistic Director

Xing Dance Theater Workshop Master Classes

Advanced Modern Dance Technique, Dance Production, Curriculum Design

Taiyuan, China

20152018
University of Maryland

Instructor/Teaching Assistant

Dance128 Fundamentals of Ballet (Instructor)

Dance 138 Chinese Dance (Instructor)

Dance 148 Fundamentals of Modern Dance (Instructor)

Dance 283 Dance History (TA)

College Park, MD

20182018
MadDash Dance Festival

Guest Artist

Chinese Dance Master Class

College Park, MD

20172017
American College Dance Association

Guest Artist

Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique Master Class

College Park, MD

20172017
NextLook Festival

Guest Artist

Chinese Dance Master Class

College Park, MD

20102014
Shanxi Academy of Arts

Dance Faculty

Dance Drama Performance, Chinese Classical Dance Technique, Chinese Folk Dance, Gymnastics Technique in Dance

Shanxi, China

Publications

"Equinox and Solstice" College Park, MD 2018

“Forbidden Fruit, Conquer the American Audience” YiJing magazine, Taiyuan, China 2010

“The Road to Revival” Sanjin City Paper, Taiyuan, China 2009

“The Sacred Bear, Hone the Happiness” YiJing magazine, Taiyuan, China 2009

Additional Skills

Public Speaking, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, iMovie, Adobe Audition, Premiere Pro, MeiTu, Website Builder, and WordPress.