Artistic Team

Yang Yuntao

Artistic Director

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Xie Yin

Dance Master

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Ke Zhiyong

Training Instructor

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Yang Yuntao

Artistic Director

A member of the Bai ethnic minority in Yunnan, Yang Yuntao was a graduate of the Minzu University of China’s Faculty of Dance. A former member of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company and the Beijing Modern Dance Company, he won the Bronze Prize at the inaugural Central Modern Dance Competition and the Gold Prize and Outstanding Male Performer at the 2nd National Lotus Awards Competition for his performance as principal dancer in Ma and Le Visiting the Sky. Later at the 6th China Arts Festival, he received the Outstanding Performance Award. He also won the Gold Award in Solo Dance in South of the Cloud at the 7th National Dance Competition for Ethnic Minorities.

Yang joined the Hong Kong Dance Company in 2002 as Principal Dancer. A year later, he received the Hong Kong Dance Award from the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for his performance in Water Margin and The Song of the Earth. He joined the City Contemporary Dance Company in 2005, winning the Hong Kong Dance Award the following year for his performance in The Conqueror. Yang returned to the Hong Kong Dance Company in 2007 as Assistant Artistic Director and received the Award for Best Artist (Dance) at the 2009 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards, Outstanding Achievement in Production for his choreography Spring Ritual.Eulogy at the 2013 Hong Kong Dance Awards, and Outstanding Production and Outstanding Ensemble Performance for The Legend of Mulan at the 2014 Hong Kong Dance Awards. Most recently, Storm Clouds was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Production at the 2015 Hong Kong Dance Awards.

Yang has choreographed for the Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Beijing Modern Dance Company and City Contemporary Dance Company. His works for the Hong Kong Dance Company include Border Town; The Smiling, Proud Wanderer; Everlasting Love; Romance of the Three Kingdoms; Joseph Koo’s Classic Melodies; Spring Ritual.Eulogy; The Legend of Mulan; The Butterfly Lovers and Storm Clouds.

Xie Yin

Dance Master

A graduate of the Beijing Dance Academy majoring in Chinese folk dance, Xie Yin was a runner-up in the 6th Taoli Cup Dance Competition (Youth Division) (2000). She joined Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 2002 as principal dancer and has played major roles in many large-scale dance dramas.

Xie has worked as a choreographer since 2005. She is a two-time Hong Kong Dance Awards winner: in 2006, for her choreography with Yuri Ng and others for 8/F Platform’s Min Jian Chuan Qi, and in 2008, for Feng Shui, which she co-choreographed with Chen Lei. Xie was invited by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) to create And the Thunder Sings (excerpted from Feng Shui) in 2008. In 2012, her work Dawn received the Bronze Award at the Bauhinia Cup International Invitational Competition, and in the same year she was invited to create Lotus (excerpted from The Beginning of the End) for the Hong Kong Ballet.

Xie was appointed artistic coordinator and instructor for HKDC’s Youth Troupe in 2012. Since then, she has created large-scale children’s dance dramas such as The Happy Prince and Dim Sum Adventures @ Lung Fung Teahouse. Between 2012 and 2014, Xie was also a guest lecturer at the Chinese Dance department of the HKAPA. She was appointed Dance Master at HKDC in April 2014.

Ke Zhiyong

Training Instructor

A graduate of the Guangdong Dance School, Ke Zhiyong won the Silver Medal at the Guangdong Province Dance Competition (1996), and the Outstanding Performance awards in the category of young dancers (1994), the gold medal for Chinese dance (1997) and third prize (2000) at the Taoli Cup Dance Competition. He was honoured at the Hong Kong Dance Awards in 2005.

Ke joined Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 2001, performing in either solo or lead roles. He was choreography assistant for the performances Eagle Companions, Poet Dongpo and Two Swallows—Ode to Wu Guanzhong and worked as a choreographer in the Children’s Troupe performances My Little Green Planet and Childhood Wonderland.

Ke was promoted to Senior Dancer in 2007. He received a professional certificate from the Beijing Dance Academy majoring in Chinese Classical Dance Education in 2009. In 2010-2012, he was the guest lecturer of Chinese dance in the Academy for the Performing Arts. He is currently a Training Instructor at HKDC.

Chen Jun

Dancer

Upon graduation with distinction from the affiliated middle school of Beijing Dance Academy in 2001, Chen Jun was invited by Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) to perform the leading role of Liang Shanbo in The Butterfly Lovers. He subsequently joined HKDC and has since performed in such productions as The Story of Zhou Xuan (as Yan Hua), Red Poppies (as Elder Son), Snow Fox (as Hu Fei), Eagle Companions (as Yang Guo), Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove (as Ji Kang), Evacuation Order (as Yuan Sidou), Plateau Bluebells (as Stony), Pop Classic Joseph Koo’s Dance Melodies 2013 (as Young Man), Masquerade (as Mao), The Legend of Mulan (as the General), and Storm Clouds (as Hung Ba).

In 2006, along with Xing Liang, Chen created two works—I, Think and Walk Alone—which were selected among the “Ten Best” in the Youth Modern Dance division at the 3rd Seoul International Dance Competition. These works have since toured the US twice. Chen was a recipient of the 2006 Hong Kong Dance Awards; six years later, he was awarded “Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer” by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance. He was the runner-up for the Tutor Award at the Taoli Cup Dance Competition in 2009, and last year, his Alone, Dreams received the Silver Award at the 8th Shenzhen Creative Dance Competition. Chen’s recent work includes Rouge, presented as part of 8/F Platform’s Drama: Dance. He is a member of the Chinese Dancers Association.

Pan Lingjuan

Principal Dancer

A scholarship student for three successive years at the Beijing Dance Academy’s Chinese Classical Dance Department, Pan Lingjuan won third prize at the 2001 National Dance Competition. The following year, her solo dance Guansui (based on “The Osprey’s Cry” from The Book of Songs) received the Outstanding Award at the CCTV Dance Competition. She also played the principal role of Yueya in Dreams of Dunhuang, which garnered third prize at the 9th Beijing Dance Competition.

Pan joined Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 2011. Her solo appearances include Two Swallows—Ode to Wu Guanzhong (in the “Red Shadow–Red–Black” segment), Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove (as Xiangxiu), Evacuation Order (as Yuan An), Plateau Bluebells (as Bluebell), Feng Shui (pas de deux), Joseph Koo’s Dance Melodies 2013 (as Young Woman), Masquerade (as Chen) and The Butterfly Lovers (as Zhu Yingtai). She recently played the title role in The Legend of Mulan and Hao Chi in Storm Clouds.

Huang Lei

Principal Dancer

A graduate of the Beijing Dance Academy, Huang Lei joined Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 2001 and has performed leading roles in such productions as Dream Dances, Water Margin, Princess Changping, Everlasting Love, Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, Spring Ritual.Eulogy, The Legend of Mulan and The Butterfly Lovers. He has also created works for the 8/F Platform, among them Min Jian Chuan Qi, Dancers’ Creation, Silk-Stocking Milk Tea, and Embrace. Apart from performing on stage, Huang served as assistant choreographer in Desperately Seeking Miss Blossom and Romance of the Three Kingdoms. He has also collaborated with other performing arts groups, including the Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s A Soldier’s Story, Zuni Icosahedron’s B.O.B., the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra’s 35th anniversary season opening concert for entitled Ode to Water and Thunderstorm for the Tang Shu Wing Studio, presented at the New Vision Arts Festival and Kuandu Arts Festival. His Puzzle was commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival for its 2014 Contemporary Dance Series.

Huang is a three-time winner at the Hong Kong Dance Awards: along with Yuri Ng and other co-choreographers for Min Jian Chuan Qi (2006), and for his performances in Dream Dances (2007) and Everlasting Love (2010). He received an Asian Cultural Council International Choreographers Residence grant in 2010, when he attended the American Dance Festival. He was also the recipient of the 2010 Hong Kong Arts Development Council Young Artist Award (Dance).

Tang Ya

Principal Dancer

Tang Ya majored in Chinese Classical Dance at the Beijing Dance Academy. She was awarded several scholarships and outstanding student awards, and toured in the US, France, Japan, Singapore and Korea. Awards include the gold prize in the 23rd International Arts Festival in Korea; the Best Performance Award in a dance competition organized by CCTV; and the Jury’s Award in the 5th National Dance Competition. Tang joined Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 2005, and has played lead roles such as Miao Ruolan in Snow Fox, Xiaolongnü in Eagle Companions, Su Shi’s wife in Poet Dongpo, Nymph of the Bian River in Qingming Riverside, a pas de deux in Two Swallows–Ode to Wu Guanzhong, Ji Kang in Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, Li Lingdi in Evacuation Order, Bluebell in Plateau Bluebells, solo and pas de deux in Feng Shui, Young Woman in Joseph Koo’s Dance Melodies 2013, Chen in Masquerade, Madame Bai in The Butterfly Lovers, and Chieftain Maichi’s Wife in Red Poppies in 2014. In 2011, she received the Award for Young Artist (Dance) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Chen Rong

Senior Dancer

Chen Rong graduated from the secondary school affiliated with the Beijing Dance Academy, and went on to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under a full scholarship. He joined Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 2002. He was granted the Citigroup/Asian Cultural Council Dance Fellowship to further his studies at the Ailey School in New York in 2005. His major performances include Suppressed Romance (performances in Hong Kong and premiere tour in Guangdong province), Angel Falls, Mulan, Qingming Riverside, Snow Fox. He was lead dancer in Two Swallows—Ode to Wu Guanzhong, singer in Plateau Bluebells, and a solo dancer in Feng Shui, also performing a pas de deux in Glamour of Chinese Ethnic Dance and Red Poppies, as well as working as a choreographer on Dancing Emotions and Fly at 8/F Platform. In 2008, he won the Hong Kong Dance Award for outstanding performances as Hu Le in Angel Falls and as Dongfang Bubai in The Smiling Proud Wanderer.

Hua Chi-yu

Senior Dancer

Hua Chi-yu joined Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 2001 after graduating from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2000. Among her major roles in HKDC productions are Dream Dances, Desperately Seeking Miss Blossom, Princess Changping, and Everlasting Love, as well as Eagle Companion and Painted Face. Hua played the lead in Red Poppies at the 8th China Arts Festival in Wuhan and Rock Hard at the Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival in 2008, as well as main roles in Thunderstorm at New Vision Festival in 2012 and in the Hong Kong Sinfonietta production of La Valse Remembered at the 2012 Hong Kong Arts Festival. As a choreographer, she contributed to the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra’s 35th Anniversary Season Opening Concert Ode to Water. Most recently, she has danced main roles in Two Swallows—Ode to Wu Guanzhong, Spring Ritual·Eulogy, The Butterfly Lovers, and Red Poppies. Her performance in Thunderstorm and as Lady Meng Jiang in The Butterfly Lovers won the Hong Kong Dance Awards “Outstanding Performance by A Female Dancer” in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

Li Han

Senior Dancer

Li Han majored in performance and education at the Chinese Ethnic and Folk Dance Department of Beijing Dance Academy. During his student years, he participated in the 8th Taoli Cup Dance Competition’s Chinese Folk Dance category (Youth Division A) (2006), winning prizes for his solo performance of the Dai ethnic dance In the Forest and his Korean folk dance technique. He also earned distinction as an ensemble member in the Tibetan dance The Nearest Person to the Sun. Li studied for his Master’s in choreography at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, graduating in 2009. While enrolled at the Academy, he received the Citibank-sponsored Asian Cultural Council grant, enabling him to train at the Ailey School in New York.

Li joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2010. His recent starring roles include the matchmaker in Qingming Riverside, solo dancer in “Silent drum” in Dance Roots, Wang Rong in Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, Li Tianci in Evacuation OrderEvacuation Order, Cang in Masquerade, and Lip Fung in Storm Clouds.

He Chaoya

Dancer

He Chaoya graduated from the Chinese Dance Department of the Guangdong Dance School in 2003. He received a full scholarship to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and joined Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 2007. His numerous awards include the Golden Award for Group Dance in the Minority Groups Dance Gala, Golden Award at the Guangdong Song of Youth Dance Competition, and the Golden Award for International Standard Dance at the Guangzhou Architectural Cup Competition. In 2006, he was invited to be an adjudicator on the Hunan TV Dance Competition. He has also participated in various tours and exchange programmes organized by HKDC and HKAPA. His recent major performances include a pas de deux in Dance Roots, Father in Joseph Koo’s Classic Melodies, lead dancer in Two Swallows— Ode to Wu Guanzhong, Zhou in Plateau Bluebells, and the Elder Son in Red Poppies.

He Yongning

Dancer

He Yongning studied at the secondary school affiliated with the Guangdong Dance School in 2006, and achieved a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. She has received several awards and scholarships, such as SHKP–Kwoks’ Scholarship, HSBC’s HKSAR/Mainland Exchange Scholarship, and the William Au Arts Education Scholarship. He’s dance performance First Snow won the gold prize in the Beijing Dance Competition for Newcomer in 2003, Baron Drum won gold prize of the 1st Lingnan Dance Competition in Guangdong and Incense of Straw won silver prize. Between 2008 and 2014, He was a dance teacher at the Po Leung Kuk Hong Kong Taoist Association Yuen Yuen Primary School and a part-time teacher in Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC)’s Outreach and Education Department. In 2011, she was elected Vice President of the Chinese Dance Teaching Society of Dance Star Academy, cultural exchange and performance of Dancing College of Shanghai Theatre Academy, International Youth Dance Festival in Macau, Italy Dance Festival, London Contemporary Dance School, and the 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen. He has been with HKDC since 2012. Her choreography and solo dance piece Wander received the Gold Award and Outstanding Female Dancer at the Bauhinia Cup International Invitational Competition 2013.

Ho Ho-fei

Dancer

Hong Kong-born Ho Ho-fei started learning Chinese dance, jazz and hip-hop as a child. He majored in Chinese Dance with a minor in choreography at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in 2009. He has previously toured to the UK, Beijing, Yunnan, Inner Mongolia and Shenzhen and has earned numerous scholarships and awards, including those from the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts Scholarship, the Hong Kong Orchestra Scholarship, the Hong Kong Bank Foundation–Hong Kong and Mainland Exchange Scholarship, the Hong Kong & Macau Taiwanese Association Scholarship, the Jackie Chan Foundation Scholarship, the 4th Shenzhen Dance Competition (Bronze Award) and the 3rd The Minority Nationality of China Arts Festival (China) Gold Award in 2006. He joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2010. He played Naughty Boy in Qingming Riverside, and King Monkey in the children’s dance drama Journey to Wild West (re-run). He was invited to perform in The Hong Kong Ballet’s Nutcracker in 2013. His choreographic works includes Let Go in 8/F Platform’s Fly, Addiction, and The Great River. His new piece The Story of Wolf won the gold prize in the duo and trio category at the Bauhinia Cup International Dance Invitation Championship 2013.

Ho Kin

Dancer

Ho Kin majored in Chinese Dance at the Guangdong Dance School and graduated in 1996. As a student, he played the lead in the major dance production Huang Tu Huang. In the year of his graduation, he performed in the opera Turandot. Since joining Hong Kong Dance Company in 1997, he has appeared in The Story of Zhou Xuan, The Spirit is Willing, and Journey to the West—The Monkey King Thrice Beats the Bony Ghost, and played Second Brother in Border Town. Recent major performances include the leading role of Hu Le in Angel Falls, as well as roles in Qingming Riverside, Mulan, Eagle Companions, and Snow Fox.

Kwong Lai-ping

Dancer

Kwong Lai-ping studied at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and graduated from the Sichuan Arts Vocational Academy. She received a student scholarship and the South China Morning Post “Student Dancer of the Year” Award, and won the 3rd prize in the 9th Taoli Cup Dance Competition in Shenyang in 2009. She came to Hong Kong Dance Company in April 2012, and her performances include Evacuation Order, Spring Ritual‧Eulogy, Plateau Bluebells, Pop Classic: Joseph Koos Dance Melodies 2013, Feng Shui, Masquerade, The Legend of Mulan, Glamour of Chinese Ethnic Dance and The Butterfly Lovers.

Lam Yin-yi

Dancer

Born in Hong Kong, Lam Yin-yi graduated with a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours in Chinese Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lam began studying Chinese dance and ballet at the age of six, and has garnered numerous dance awards at school, including winning the Disney Scholarship twice. She received a scholarship for modern dance training in 2010, and performed in the American Dance Festival. In 2012, she represented the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at the Taipei International Dance Festival. Following her graduation, Lam worked as a principal dancer in the Lion King show at Hong Kong Disneyland. In 2014, she received the Gold Award in the solo dance category in the Hong Kong Bauhinia Cup Competition. She joined Hong Kong Dance Company the same year as a full-time member.

Li Xiaomeng

Dancer

Li Xiaomeng began her studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2008 after graduating from Beijing Dance Academy. She performed in many major roles as a student. Since coming to Hong Kong Dance Company in 2010, she has danced in Dance Roots, Qingming Riverside, Joseph Koo’s Classic Melodies, Two Swallows—Ode to Wu Guanzhong, Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, Evacuation Order, Spring Ritual‧Eulogy, Plateau Bluebells, Feng Shui, Pop Classic: Joseph Koo’s Dance Melodies 2013 (pas de deux), and Glamour of Chinese Ethnic Dance (trio).

Lin Chun-na

Dancer

Lin Chun-na graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2005, majoring in Chinese Dance. She was awarded the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship and the HSBC scholarship, and participated in exchange activities in Prague, the UK and China. Since she joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2007, she has performed a solo dance in Dance Roots, main roles in the children’s dance drama Journey to Wild West (re-run), and lead dancer in Feng Shui. Her choreographic work Seven Years appeared in 8/F Platform’s Fly.

Lin Zhengyuen

Dancer

Lin Zhengyuen worked at the Shanghai Opera House after graduating from the Shanghai Dance School in 2001. He was admitted to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2005 with a full scholarship. In the Junior Category of the 6th Taoli Cup Dance Competition in Beijing (2000), his solo dance piece Sacrificial Prayers won the Outstanding Performing Award, while the group dance Civic Wind achieved the Class Two award. He has performed both locally and overseas. He joined HKDC in 2008.

Liu Chengjun

Dancer

Liu Chengjun joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2011 after his graduation from the Nanjing Arts School. He danced the lead in Plum Blossom Garden, which won the Performance Awards in the 7th National Dance Competition (2010) and the 2008 Huadong City Gold Prize. He also played the lead role in the 2009 Celebratory Performance for the 10th Anniversary of the Macao Handover, Flying to the Moon. He has performed in Qingming Riverside, Two Swallows—Ode to Wu Guanzhong, Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, Evacuation Order, Spring Ritual‧Eulogy, Plateau Bluebells, Pop Classic Joseph Koo’s Dance Melodies 2013, Feng Shui, Masquerade, The Legend of Mulan, and Glamour of Chinese Ethnic Dance (pas de deux), and as the Elder Son in Red Poppies.

Mi Tao

Dancer

Of Hui ethnicity, Mi Tao graduated from the affiliated secondary school of the Beijing Dance Academy. He received a scholarship for the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and represented the Academy on tour in France, Vienna, Belgium, Hawaii, as well as winning the Second Class Prize in the group dance division at the 7th Taoli Cup Dance Competition (2003). He joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2003 and has worked as a choreographer and dancer in dance dramas, 8/F Platform performances, and overseas and mainland tours with the company. He recently danced the lead as Shan Tao in Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, Spring Ritual‧Eulogy, and performed a pas de trois in Glamour of Chinese Ethnic Dance.

Peng Rongrong

Dancer

Peng Rongrong graduated from Guangdong Dance Academy in 2001 and from Huanan College of Arts in 2004. While still a student, she was a dancer in the Guangdong Art Troupe. Her starring role in Women Square won her the Guangdong Dance Gala Competition Gold Award and the Guangdong Province Choice Repertoire Distinction Award, and she received the Third Grade Prize in the National Dance Drama Competition and Silver Award in Guangdong Province Arts Festival for her performance in Guangzhou Memoir (2009). She took the Professional Diploma course at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 2004 and joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2005. She has played Cheng Lingsu in Snow Fox, Shu Ling in Angel Falls, Wang Rong in Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, Qingming Riverside, Everlasting Love, Eagle Companions, The Legend of Mulan, Glamour of Chinese Ethnic Dance (pas de deux), and Tana in Red Poppies.

Poon Ka-man

Dancer

After graduating from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Poon Ka-man received the Society of APA Scholarship and the HSBC Scholarship to further her studies at Beijing Dance Academy. Her solo dance piece, Solitary Valley and Orchid, won the jury’s special prize in the Taoli Cup Dance Competition. She joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2001, and has performed in Dream Dances, Qingming Riverside, Princess Changping, Li Mochou in Eagle Companions. She was lead dancer in Two Swallows—Ode to Wu Guanzhong.

Sun Gongwei

Dancer

Sun Gongwei studied at the affiliated middle school of Beijing Dance Academy, and was a runner-up in the Chinese Classical Dance category (Youth Division A) of the 8th Taoli Cup Dance Competition in 2006. In the same year he received a full scholarship to study Chinese traditional dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). While at the Academy, Sun participated in Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC)’s China tour of Qingming Riverside, performed the main role in 8/F Platform’s Feng Shui, and represented the Academy at a European Dance Forum in Monaco. After his graduation in 2010, Sun joined the National Ballet of Portugal. A year later, he returned to the HKAPA to further his studies in contemporary dance. After joining HKDC in 2012, Sun played the principal role in Spring Ritual.Eulogy. The following year, he performed a solo dance and pas de deux in Feng Shui. Sun’s portrayal of Bo Ging-wan in Storm Clouds won him “Outstanding Performance by A Male Dancer” at the 2015 Hong Kong Dance Awards.

Tong Chi-man

Dancer

Tong Chi-man graduated with a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours in Chinese Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 2015.He has received numerous scholarships including the Spring-time Stage Productions Scholarship for three consecutive years, as well as HSBC Mainland China Exchange Scholarship and William Au Arts Education Scholarship.He has participated in “The 5th China, Hong Kong and Taiwan Chinese Dance Performance” hosted by the Chinese Dancers Association in Beijing. He has also performed in the HKAPA’s 30th anniversary celebration performance and Beijing Dance Academy’s 60th anniversary celebration performance. Tong is interning at the Hong Kong Dance Company in the support of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Artistic Internship Scheme.

*Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Artistic Internship Scheme.

Tsai Yuen-on

Dancer

Having trained from a young age at the Ng Sheung Ha School of Ballet, Tsai Yuen-on received the Advanced 2 Female Certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance. She graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a professional diploma, majoring in Chinese Dance, in 2005. She was the recipient of numerous student scholarships and was selected for cultural exchanges to Prague and the UK. Tsai joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2007, and her notable performances have included Gongsun Lü'e in The Smiling Proud Wanderer, solo dancer in Dance Roots, and lead dancer in Feng Shui.

Wang Yingyu

Dancer

Wang Yingyu graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy, where she majored in Chinese Classical Dance and Dunhuang Dance in 2009. During her studies, she was in charge of the Academy’s Dunhuang dance research programme. She performed at the 2007 United Nations World Summit in Austria, Germany and France, and in 2008, was a team leader and VIP receptionist at the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. In the same year, she performed in European director Jonathan Weintraub’s Maria Magdelena. She was awarded the Academy’s First Prize Scholarship from 2005 to 2007 and the National Scholarship in 2007–2008. She joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2009, with major performances including a pas de deux in Two Swallows—Ode to Wu Guanzhong, roles in Masquerade and the children’s dance drama Journey to Wild West.

Yuan Shenglun

Dancer

Yuan Shenglun graduated from the Guangdong Dance School, and entered the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under a full scholarship. He joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2008 immediately after graduation and performed major roles in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Eagle Companions, and Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, Trio in Feng Shui, Wang Xizhi in Spring Ritual·Eulogy during tours in Beijing and Taipei in 2013, as well as the main role in 8/F Platform’s Retrospection.Perspective. His two associate choreographic works Passionate Game and Rush appeared in 2011 and 2012 Hong Kong Arts Festival respectively. His new work Cycle will be shown as part of the 2015 Hong Kong Arts Festival’s The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series. He has been awarded the Asian Cultural Council’s Scholarship for study in the US in 2015.

Zhan Qian

Dancer

Zhan Qian joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2008 after graduating from the Guangdong Dance School. Her recent output includes Qingming Riverside, Two Swallows–Ode to Wu Guangzhong, Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, Evacuation Order, Spring Ritual‧Eulogy, Plateau Bluebells, Pop Classics: Joseph Koo’s Dance Melodies 2013, Feng Shui, Masquerade, The Legend of Mulan, and the pas de deux in Glamour of Chinese Ethnic Dance. She also choreographed Fly, presented at 8/F Platform.