Chunhui (Allen) Xing
Chunhui (Allen) Xing was born in an art community in China to two parents who are actors in theater drama, television, and movies. As a child, he performed in the movies Blood Gold Quee and Moer. He began formal dance training at age 14 and entered the Shanxi Drama Vocational College for Dance Performing at age 16. He went on to study Chinese classical dance at the Shanxi Academy of Arts in Tiayuan, near Beijing. He first visited the United States while performing in a dance drama, Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall for the Huajin Dance Art Troupes in 2010. In this visit, he performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and confirmed his desire to continue his learning in America.
Allen hopes to use his past experience and his time in the University of Maryland MFA Dance Program to bring together Chinese Classical Dance and Modern Dance into a creative form that bridges cultures and societies.
2014 M.Ed. - Salisbury University
Thesis: “School Leadership and the Philosophy of Education”
2010 B.A. Honors in Dance - Shanxi Academy of Arts
Areas of Concentration: Dance Programing and Choreography
Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall
Performed over 300 times (Including at the Kennedy Center) 2007-2011.
Tragic love story that tells the tale of 20th century class differences in China set in the format of a traditional dance drama.
Performed over 350 times 2007-2011.
Showcase of technical dance skills demonstrated through short acts highlighting Classical Chinese Dance and Chinese Folk Dance.
Road to Revival
Performed in Beijing including for the President of China in the Great Hall of the People 2009.
A grand music and dance epic with a cast of 3,200.
Performed in Ningbo City 2008.
Youyu Tourism and Culture Festival Performed in the opening ceremonies 2010.
Ancient City Cultural Performance Performed in Pingyao City 2008.
Ningxia International Expo Performed in the Cultural and Artistic Tourism Show 2009.
New Year’s Gala (Also known as the Spring Festival Gala)
Performed live on Shanxi Television and CCTV 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.
The CCTV Gala has the largest audience for any entertainment show in the world.
Allen was an instructor of Chinese Dance at the Shanxi Academy of Arts before beginning his studies in the United States. While working with the Huajin Dance Company as a dancer, host, and writer between 2007-2014.
First Place, Zhang Jigang Encouragement Scholarship 2010
First Place, Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2010
First Place, 57th CDA Performance of the Latest Research and Pedagogical Results 2010
First Place, Zhang Jigang Encouragement Scholarship 2009
First Place, National Encouragement Scholarship 2008
Third Place, Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2007
Third Place, Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2006
First Place Scholarship, Shanxi Academy of Arts 2005
“Forbidden Fruit, Conquer the American Audience” YiJing, Taiyuan, China 2010
“The Road to Revival” Sanjin City Paper, Taiyuan, China 2009
“The Sacred Bear, Hone the Happiness” YiJing, Taiyuan, China 2009