About Canaan Dance
Message from Founder
CANAAN DANCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing performing art talents while actively promoting the art via community outreach activities, performances and International Competitions.
We organize workshops and auditions to exchange of cultural and ethnic styles into a richer dance experience and Help providing scholarship for students in Asia to study in professional ballet schools aboard.
With our productions, we challenge artists to achieve their very best, and we provide them with opportunities to develop their full potential. We have not only increased the scope of performance opportunities for our students and artists, but also have stimulated the appreciations of performance art to a wider group of audiences.
Vaganova Ballet Workshop 2018 - Taiwan & Singapore
Asia Audition of Elmhurst Ballet School UK 2018 – Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia
Vaganova Winter Course - Vladimir Issaev Academy of Classical Ballet 2017
Asia Auditions of The Ballet Centre of Forth Worth, The National Ballet of Prague Summer Intensive, The Vassiliev Academy of Classical Ballet and School of Cadence Ballet Canada – Hong Kong and Taiwan 2017
Korea Ballet Culture Exchange Program – Universal Ballet in Korea 2015/2016
Vaganova Teacher training course – Universal Ballet in Korea 2016
Asia Audition of Kirov Academy of Ballet Washington DC - Taiwan, Hong Hong, Macau, Malaysia 2016/2017
Asia Audition of The School of Cadence Canada - Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan 2015/2016
Audition of The Vassiliev Academy of Classical Ballet Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan 2015- 2017
Asia Audition of Sarasota Ballet School Taiwan, Hong Kong 2014
"流淚撒種，必歡呼收割" 從事舞蹈教育十多年，憑著一個信念就是去做就身邊的人。用恩慈言行投放在學生身上，每當努力去造就他們的同時，成功生出成功。當鼓勵他們實現夢想的同時，也是在讓自己的目標與夢想實現的進程。感謝舞蹈讓我們活得豐盛，熱愛生命 !
"Reap what we have sown" In my mission to nurture the young, pass on my all and stretch each student's potential to the full, I am expanding their horizons as mine. As I help them realize their dreams, I am also one step closer to my own goal and dream. Life is full of love, meaning and fulfillment.
Be thankful for what has learned, treasure the opportunity to have experienced, move ahead with smile and peace in hearts! This is the true beauty of dance and true beauty of Life.
“The best of all is, God is with us”
Ivy started her professional ballet training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 1989. In 1993, Ivy graduated as an honorary student with Highest Distinction in her class, and she was awarded the Overseas Scholarship by Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. She has earned a Master's degree of Business Administration and she was appointed as Associate Executive Director of the Kirov Academy of Ballet Washington DC.
She began her career as a professional dancer in the Universal Ballet Company of Korea, Ontario Ballet Theater and the Hong Kong Ballet. She worked with various famous ballet artists: Galina Kekisheva, Roy Tobias, Stephen Jefferies, Wayne Eagling, Galina Ulanova etc. She was also awarded the Favorite Dancer Award thrice by the Friends of Hong Kong Ballet. She has been invited as a ballet teacher and choreographer internationally.
In 2002, she founded her own school, Ivy Chung School of Ballet and Ivy’s Ballet Company in Hong Kong. Her productions were invited to perform at the "Hong Kong Original Dance Works Spectacle" of 2010 Hong Kong Dance Festival, the Hong Kong Ballet Group's "Young Ballet Stars Gala Performance", and the Hong Kong Dance Expo 2011. She also obtained the Registered Teacher Status of the Royal Academy of Dance and The Commonwealth Society Teachers of Dancing .She also a mentor of the Certificate of Classical Ballet Teaching Studies. She has served on the jury for many ballet competitions, National Ballet Competition of Taiwan and Malaysia Grand Prix etc.
With Ivy's dedication to her students, different recognitions were awarded to her, including: 'Gold Award' in "2009 National Outstanding Arts Teacher Award", 'Elite Society Award' and 'Silver Award' in "The Second Youth Arts Festival - Arts Education", 'Silver Award' in "The Second Toddler Arts Festival - Arts Education", 'Gold Award' in Arts Education and 'Excellent Instructor Award' in the "6th Dé‧Yì‧Shuāng‧Xīn Hong Kong Selection", 'Outstanding Instructor Award' in the "4th China Youth Arts Festival – Hong Kong Selection" awarded by the China Artist Association. Ivy was presented with the Best Choreography Award for Modern Dance Section in the 39th and 40th Hong Kong School Dance Festival. In 2013, Ivy appointed Honorary President of Hong Kong Youth Art Appreciation Association and Adjudicator of Hong Kong Dance Federation.
Ivy founded Canaan Dance in 2014, which is an international dance education organization. Under the direction of Ivy, Canaan Dance organizes workshops, auditions and international ballet competition to nurture young dancers in Asia, and provide them with scholarships and opportunities to study professionally abroad. She founded the Star of Canaan Dance International Ballet Competition, which is supported by the American Ballet Theater , Arts Ballet Theater of Florida , Royal Ballet School, the English National Ballet School, Elmhurst Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Kirov Academy of Ballet Washington DC, the Universal Ballet Company of Korea, the Shanghai Dance School , the Vassiliev Academy of Classical Ballet , the Ballet Centre of Fort Worth , the School of Cadence Ballet in Canada , Cheng Ballet in Singapore and Soki Ballet School in Japan.
On behalf of Canaan Dance, Ivy is the Audition Director (Asia) of the School of Cadence Ballet, the Vassiliev Academy of Classical Ballet , Ballet Centre of Fort Worth and The Kirov Academy of Ballet (2014 -2017).
Ivy’s participate in charity functions．Her students has taken part in performances for charity shows such as "Dancing from our Hearts" and "Si Chuan Earthquake Donation" supported by "the World's Vision", "Dance for Light" organized by "Lifeline Express", "Ginger Bread Dance" organized by "Children's Heart Foundation", "Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation", ballet performance organized by "Against Child Abuse Ltd", and many more.
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Yang Jing Xian
Mary Chan / Ivy Yung / Fan Ka Ki / Kathy Lau / Felix Fong / Claudia Chan / Hennes Yuen / Yan Pak Kiu / Pinky Wong
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