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Mr Cheng has been awarded for :

 

2016 The Ballet Competition for Youth, Tokyo “Best Coaching Award”

2016 Nihon Ballet Academy , Sapporo “Best Coaching Award”

2015 Japan Ballet Competition “Best Coaching Award”

2015 Nihon Ballet Academy “Best Teacher Award”

2014 Nihon Ballet Academy “Excellence in Contemporary Choreography” Jury Prize Award

2014 Vaganova Ballet Academy Russia for Teacher course

2013 World Ballet Competition Orlando “Teacher/Coaching Award Jury Prize” Award

2013 American Ballet Competition, Boston “Preserving and Advancing High Standards in Teaching and Artistic Development of Dance Students’ Award

2008 Dance Grand Prix “Barcelona Dance Award 2006 Choreography”

Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing The Martin Rubenstein Award

Honorable Ballet Dancer award from the National Taiwan Theatre in 1988.

Principal dancer The Atlanta Ballet, The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and the National Ballet de Caracas in Venezuela

14th World Ballet Festival gala night in Havana, Cuba, 1994

 

Cheng Hsienfa has been the Artistic Director of Cheng Ballet since 2006 which he co-founded with his wife Tan Yaling. Together, they have groomed many of the school’s young talents, producing stellar results at numerous international competitions such as the Nihon Ballet Academy Junior Competition in Fukuoka & Japan, the World Ballet Competition, the American Ballet Competition and the prestigious Youth American Grand Prix.

 

Mr Cheng began his dance education training at the National Taiwan University of Art where he was awarded the Honorable Ballet Dancer award from the National Taiwan Theatre in 1988.

 

His professional career started in 1987 when he participated in the 2nd New York International Ballet Competition and was awarded the scholarship to train at The Joffrey Ballet and the National Scholarship from Taiwan to train at The Atlanta Ballet. In 1994, he was invited to perform in the 14th World Ballet Festival gala night in Havana, Cuba. In 2005, Mr Cheng received the NAC grant to study with Aterballetto in Italy.

 

Mr Cheng has also worked extensively with The Atlanta Ballet, The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and the National Ballet de Caracas in Venezuela as principal dancer. In 1995, he joined Singapore Dance Theatre as Principal Artist and later, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in Taiwan in 2003.

[Present]

Vice-president, Korea Ballet Association

Artistic Director, Korea International Ballet Competition

Director, World Ballet Stars Gala of 2018 K-Ballet World Festival

Board member, Korea Dance Association

Head, Korean Society of Dance Science

Chairperson, Division of Arts, Hansung University, Seoul

 

[Past]

Jury, Italia Spoleto International Dance Competition 2014

Jury, Korea International Ballet Competition 2013~2018

Principal dancer and Ballet master, Universal Ballet Company, Seoul 1986~1999

(Artistic Directors: A. Dellas, D. Levins, R. Robias, O. Vinogradov, etc.)

Guest dancer, Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg 1992

Guest dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada 1995

Adjunct faculty, Montclair State University, NJ

 

[Awards]

Gold, Korea Dance Association Competition 1986

Danseur Noble Award, by Korean Ballet Association 1998

Best Choreographer Award, by Korea Dance Association, 2000

Laureate of the 16th International Ballet Competition - Varna 1994

Premier Dancer, choreographer

Artistic Director of SBS YOUTH BALLET

Head of Soki Ballet School Sendai Japan

Former dancer of Universal Ballet Company in 1986.

Former Soloist of  Ballet des Salzburger Landestheater, Austria

Former Solist of New National Theatre Ballet Toyko

International jury member for International Ballet Competition Varna.

Committee Award of the 16th Varna International Ballet Competition Senior Division

Best Teacher Award of the 60th Tokyo Newspaper Dance Competition

Ballet Division

Best Teacher Award of the 2nd & 6th Japan Grand Prix

Best Teacher Award of 1st & 3rd Ballet Competition for Youth in Sendai

Best Teacher Award of 10th 11th and 12th All Japan Ballet Union Competition

Master of Dance Education (M.Ed.)

Artistic Director/Choreographer of Riverbank Dance Company

Director of National Che-Pei Senior High School Dance Department

2016 Head of Jury,SCDIBC Preliminary Round

Former Ballet Mistress of Rutgers University Dance Department Summer Intensive

2000-15 Adjudicator of Taiwan Senior High School Dance Department

2012-14 Adjudicator of Taiwan National Ballet Competition

2014 Chief Executive officer of Vassiliev Academy of Classical Ballet Summer Intensive Audition

Former Ballet Mistress of DaCi & WDA International Dance Festival

Former Lecturer of Taipei National University of Arts Dance Department

Former Lecturer of Da-Yeh University Continuing Education Department

Former Lecturer of National Taiwan University of Arts Dance Department

2014 Edcation Award of Taiwan K-12Education Administration, Ministry of Education

2005 27th Dance Education Award of Taiwan

Poon Chun Ho is the core member of Beyond Dance Theatre, freelance performer and theatre educator.

 

He was graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree, major in Acting.

 

During his study, he was awarded several scholarships, including The HKSAR Government Scholarship which is fully cover the school fee. Poon performed in numerous performances in HKAPA, he received two Outstanding Actor Awards from 《Electronic City》and《The Desired》. Also, 《The Black and the Blue of a Man》obtained The 22nd Hong Kong Drama Awards - The Best Preferment. After graduation, he joined Theatre de Pif and became a full time intern actor.

 

In 2015, Poon collaborate Anonymous with The ARTS FISSION Company as assistance choreographer in Singapore. From 2015-2018, Poon was the part-time teacher of the School of Drama and School of Dance in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Dip RBS(TTC), ARAD

 

Founder and Director of Sri Wilayah Ballet Centre, Yupin started ballet at the age of 4. After obtaining the RAD Advanced, she went on to further her dance training in the Royal Ballet School, London. Graduated with a Diploma in teaching Ballet she fulfilled her dream in dancing for the Vienna Festival Ballet Company and toured both Germany and England, dancing roles of the Fairies and Blue Bird in the Sleeping Beauty.

 

On returning home, she founded her school and danced with Sutra Dance Theatre and Kuala Lumpur Dance Theatre. During this time, she took part and choreographed various musicals staged by the Selangor Philharmonic Society.

 

She was the Pro-Tem committee’s Secretary on the conception of The Dance Society of Malaysia (TDS). She has also served as the Vice-President of the society. In addition to her school, she continues to tutor and mentor new teachers. She was engaged by the Royal Academy of Dance to tutor the new Grades Syllabus. She also choreographs for the Dance Ministry Team and heads the Wesley School of Arts in her church.

 

In Dec 2007 together with The Dance Society of Malaysia, she re-staged her ballet The Slave Princess, a two act ballet, whi

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