My love affair with dance
I started my pursuit of dance at the age of eleven. My passion for dance has led me through all the intensive trainings in Beijing Dance Academy (BDA), where I completed my Master of Fine Arts degree. I completed the nationally renowned Uyghur aritist Hailiqiem’s master class with a perfect mark, setting a new benchmark in the history of BDA. Especially fond of the dance of China’s many minority groups, I have travelled extensively within the country to collect local dance pieces for artistic recreation. My dance career has also lead me all over the world, performing on the stages in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, China’s National Center for the Performing Arts and many more. My major achievements include ‘Wenhua Award for Outstanding Artists’, China’s most prestigious award for performing. Currently a dancer and a young choreographer, my self-choreographed solo dance concert ‘Dongmei: A Conversation with Water and Life’ will be staged in Vancouver this June.
Wenhua Award for Outstanding Artists was founded by Minister of Culture of People’s Republic of China. The aim of this award is to recognize the outstanding contribution made by artists in the performing arts genre. It is by now the most prestigious award for performing arts. The awards include Wenhua Award of the Year, Wenhua Award for Original Production, and individual categories such as Outstanding Artist, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Playwright, Outstanding Stage Design etc.
Taoli Cup: Also known as ‘the Oscar of Chinese Dance’, the triennial Taoli Cup Dance Competition is the highest-standard dance competition in China. Founded by Beijing Dance Academy and hosted by Minister of Culture of People’s Republic of China, it recognizes and encourages young dancers and choreographers in the country.