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THE
CHENG BALLET ACADEMY
FACULTY

"At Cheng Ballet Academy,
We Truly Believe That Art Can Have A Positive Effect On Society. We Aim To Bridge The Gap Between Dance And People By Contributing Our Professional Training, Passion And Experience."
 
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FACULTY TEACHERS

 

Kotomi Hoshino

Academy Teacher

Sarah Kang

Academy Senior Teacher

Joern Aw

Academy Teacher

Sue Chee

Academy Teacher

 

Aisling Lua

Academy Teacher

ADVISORS & GUEST TEACHERS

Dr Lee Chiao is currently a teaching professor at the National Taiwan University of Arts.

In 1996, Dr Lee Chiao obtained her master's degrees majoring in the Art of Ballet Rehearsal Coaching at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory of Music, Russia. She also studied Historical Dance Teaching Methods and Character Dance Teaching Methods with various Russian authorities and experts on these methods - many of them graduates of the famous Russian Vaganova Academy.

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Dr Lee Chiao
Honourary Advisor
Dr Lee Chiao

Ms Chou Chang Ning is from The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre.

The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan was founded in 1973 as the first contemporary dance company in a Chinese speaking community. Directed by internationally renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-Min, Cloud Gate transforms ancient aesthetics into thrilling modern celebrations of motion. The 24 dancers of the company receive training combining the West and the East, including Tai Chi Tao Yin (an ancient form of Chi Kung), meditation, martial arts, modern dance, ballet, and calligraphy.

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Chou Chang Ning
Guest Teacher
Chou Chang Ning

Ms Lin is the Director, Choreographer, Dancer and Yoga Teacher of Lin HH Dance Company

She recently received her 2nd nomination for choreography from the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and is the artistic Director of Lin HH Dance Company. Hsiang-Hsiu Lin got her BA in dance and MA in performing arts from the San Jose State University, and was a chartered member of the LimФn West Dance Project. She also joined the Limon Dance Company's 50th anniversary tour. Lin has received many grants and awards from Taiwan's National Cultural and Arts Foundation (NCAF) for her outstanding performances and choreography.

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Hsian-Hsiu Lin
Guest Teacher
Hsian-Hsiu Lin

Mr Saramite was a soloist at the prestigious Paris Opera Ballet.

At 17 years old he entered the Paris Opera Ballet Company. Since then, he has been part of numerous productions by the company staged at the National Paris Opea such as "La Dame aux Camelias" (John Neumeeir), "The Parc" (Prejlocaj), "Oneguine" (John Neumeer), and recently "Cinderella of Noureev" (different soloists roles), as well as touring with the company both in France and abroad ...

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Alexis Saramite
Guest Teacher
Alexis Saramite

Dinna Bjørn is known as an expert on the work of August Bournonville (1805-1879). She was director of the Norwegian National Ballet from 1990 to 2002 and advisor to the artistic director of the Royal Danish Ballet from 1997 to 2000. She has been director of the Finnish National Ballet since 2001 until July 2008. Dinna began her career at the Royal Danish Ballet in 1964. In 1968, she won a bronze medal and the prize for the best artistic interpretation at the Varna international ballet competition in Bulgaria.

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Dinna Bjørn
Guest Teacher
Dinna Bjørn