2018-2021 University of Maryland
MFA in Dance
2008-2013 Shanxi Academy of Arts
BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography
2005-2008 Changzhi School of Culture and Arts
Secondary Degree in Dance Performance

Honors and Awards

Received the Proclamation from the Mayor of Greenbelt, Maryland and City Council for producing a cultural exchange dance event for Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, 2024 

Maryland State Arts Council Grant, 2024 

Full graduate school scholarship from the University of Maryland 2018-2021 

Taught Innovation Grant 2020 to promote diversification in teaching methods at the University of Maryland

Chinese Dance representative lecturer at American College Dance Association Conference 2020

Full Zhang Jigang Encouragement Scholarship 2009, 2010-2013

Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble Outstanding Performer Grants 2010-2013

Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble Best Outstanding Contribution Award 2010-2013

China Education TV Station Best Dance Award 2009


Thesis, Integrating Classical Chinese Dance and Western Contemporary in the Midst of the Pandemic, August 27, 2021, Library of Congress
Article, Maryland Today magazine, University of Maryland, 2021

Research article, Lessons from Theatrical Dance Production in the Era of COVID-19, (currently in journal submission)

Key Performances/Productions

2024 Chinese Dance Concert at Greenbelt Community Center

2024 Dancework at American University 

2023 Dancescape at Washington College

2023 Howard County Lunar New Year Gala

2021 National Dance Day in D.C.

2021 Folk Music and Dance Concert at Strathmore

2020 UMD Fall MFA Dance Thesis Concert, Ghost Bride
Director, Choreographer, and Performer 

2020 American College Dance Association Conference
Choreographer/ Performer/Lecturer

2019 Chinese New Year’s Gala, George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

2019 Shared Graduate Dance Concert, We Don’t Communicate

2019 KPMG conference, Asian American Association, Washington DC
Choreographer/ Performer 

NextNow Fest 2019, Presence
Choreographer & Performer 

Pragnell 2019 Mrs. Legend Global Final Contest in London
Artistic director


The World Energy Conference opening ceremony
Performer, 2014

Opera Warriors 
Performer – principal dancer over 50 times including in China, Australia, and Singapore

Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall by Jigang Zhang
Performer – performed over 200 times in over 100 cities

The 7th Confucius Institute Conference opening ceremony in Shanghai
Performer, 2012

Australian-China Culture Year Closing Ceremony at the Sydney Opera House
Performer, 2012

Singapore-China Culture Friendship Performed for the President of Singapore
Performer, 2012

China CCTV Network Spring Festival Gala in Beijin
Performer, 2011


Youyu Tourism and Culture Festival
Performer – performed in the opening ceremonies

Shanghai World Expo
Performer – performed in celebration of the expo

Road to Revival – A grand music and dance theatre production
Performer–performed in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for the President of China
Ningxia International Expo
Performer – Performed in the Cultural and Artistic Tourism Show

Cultural Exchange
Performer – performed in the Tuen Mun Town Hall, Hong Kong

Shanxi Television New Year’s Gala
Performer, 2008-2010