Allen Chunhui Xing
Allen Xing is a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist. He holds a BFA in Dance from Shanxi Academy of Arts, a M.Ed. from Salisbury University, and a MFA in Dance from University of Maryland. He currently is the Artistic Director of Xing Dance Theater. Before he came to the United States, he was a member of Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble (2007-2011). While in the company, he performed in the production Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall which internationally toured through venues including China Greater National Theatre, Shanghai National Grand Theater, and the Kennedy Center. In DMV area, he has performed in many projects including Un Castell built for two by Orange Grove Dance, Rapture by PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER, and Casita at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival by PrioreDance. His work has been invited and selected to perform at the NextNow Festival, Maryland Campaign, Peabody Spring Dance Showcase, Global Perspectives Festival, Maryland State Dance Festival, Beijing International Dance Festival, and Japan SAI Dance Festival. Read more
Laurie Dodge is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director currently pursuing her Bachelors of Arts in Performance at the University of Maryland, College Parks School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. She has been training in dance for 17 years, began choreographing and teaching 7 years ago, and has been a full-time teacher and director for the past 4 years. Read more
Huiwang Zhang began his theater career in Beijing where he worked with the People’s Republic of China’s pioneering underground Paper Tiger Theatre and China Opera & Dance Drama Theater. His conceptual bilingual research examines mass hysteria, 60s paranoia, and the materialization of ideology through the collective body. He received an MFA from Utah University and studied Choreography at Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden under the mentorship of Katharina Christl. Since his relocation to the States, he has had the honor of working with people like Leah Cox, Jennifer Nugent, Sara Pearson, Patrik Widrig, and Stephen Koester, among others. He is currently a member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company.