Chunhui (Allen) Xing

Teaching Assistant

Allen Xing is a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist. He began professional dance training in ballet and Chinese classical dance at age thirteen, holds a BFA in dance from Shanxi Academy of Arts, a M.Ed. from Salisbury University, and currently is a MFA Dance candidate at University of Maryland College Park. He is a former member of Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble from 2007-2011. He performed as a dancer in the production Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall that toured over 100 cities including the China Greater National Theatre in Beijing, the Shanghai Greater Theatre, and the Kennedy Center Washington D.C. From 2010 to 2015, he worked as a dance instructor in a tenured position at the Shanxi Academy of Arts. 


University of Maryland 
M.F.A. 2015-2018
Master of Fine Art in Dance 

Salisbury University
M.Ed. 2012-2014
Master of Education in Leadership

Shanxi Academy of Arts 
B.F.A. 2005-2010
Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance Performance and Choreography 

Shanxi Drama Vocational College
Technical Secondary School 2002-2005
Dance Performance in Ballet and Chinese Dance

Honors and Awards:

Gold Award, Overseas Taoli Cup Dance Competition World Final 2017
Gold Award, Overseas Taoli Cup Dance Competition Washington, DC Region 2016
First Place, Zhang Jigang Encouragement Scholarship 2010, 2009
First Place, Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2010, 2005 
First Place, 57th CDA Performance of the Latest Research and Pedagogical Results 2010
First Place, China National Scholarship 2008
Third Place, Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2007, 2006

Key Performances/Productions:

2017, Another Side of You
Length 30 min
Choreographer and Dancer
The Clarice Performing Art Center Second Season 

2017, Emotion. Memory. Desire.
Choreographer and Dancer
​UMD Shared Grad Concert 

2016, Dancing in the Closet 
Choreographer and Dancer 
UMD On the Move at the Kennedy Center 

2016, Invoking Justice by Curtis Stedge
Length 50 min
UMD Spring MFA Dance Thesis Concert 

2016, Un Castell built for two by Orange Grove Dance 
Length 60 min

2016, Another Side of You (Part 1)​
Choreographer and Dancer
UMD Shared Grad Dance Concert 

2016, Ink
Choreographer and Dancer

2015, Rapture by Pearson Widrig Dance Theater
Length 50 min
UMD Faculty Dance Concert 

2015, Noam Chiem by Sinclair Ogaga Imogene
Length 50 min
UMD Fall MFA Dance Thesis Concert 

2007-2011, Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall by Jigang Zhang​
Length 120 min
Performed over 300 times in over 100 cities 
2007-2011, Dancing Miracle 
Length 90 min
Showcase of Chinese Classical Dance and Chinese Folk Dance.

2010, Youyu Tourism and Culture Festival 
Performed in the opening ceremonies.

2010, Shanghai World Expo 
Performed in events in celebration of the expo. 

2009, Road to Revival
Length 180 min
Performed in Beijing including for the President of China in the Great Hall of the People. 
A grand music and dance theatre production with a cast of 3,200.

2009, Ningxia International Expo 
​Performed in the Cultural and Artistic Tourism Show.

2008, CCTV New Year’s Gala (Also known as the Spring Festival Gala)
Length 270 min
The CCTV Gala has the largest audience for any entertainment show in the world.

2006, 2007, 2010, Shanxi Television New Year's Gala 

2008, Across 
Length 120 min
Performed in Ningbo City.

2008, Beijing Olympic Games 
Performed in events in celebration of the games. ​

2007, Ancient City Cultural Performance 
Performed in Pingyao City.