Xing Dance Theater
2023 Summer Intensive
July 24-29

Intensive Location 

The Clarice Performing Arts Center
8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742
(University of Maryland)

Final Performance      

Washington International Dance Festival
Atlas Performing Arts Center the Lang Theatre
1333 H St NE Washington, DC 20002

2023 Xing Dance Theater Summer Intensive  

This summer, dance and train with Xing Dance Theater’s company dancers together! Xing Dance Theater 5th International Summer Intensive. Full scholarships and financial aid/grants are available. Two editions: professional and youth. Participants will have opportunities to perform at the 2023 Washington International Dance Festival on July 28-29.

XDT 2023 Summer Intensive is focused on body development and technique improvement. All classes are taught by XDT company dancers. Participants will be trained with company dancers together under XDT’s cutting-edge, proprietary curriculum and training methods following our XDT professional company model that is movement research based. Classes are ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary technique, conditioning, improvisation, company repertory, and rehearsal for the 2023 Washington International Dance Festival performance.

July 24-29
(Washington International Dance Festival performance on July 29)
Professional Edition is open to all professional dancers and college dance majors.
High school students who can demonstrate high skill level and performance ability may consider applying for the professional intensive. All others who are under this age and in different situations, please apply for 2023 XDT Youth Edition.

Session 1 June 20-30
Session 2 July 12-29
(Washington International Dance Festival performance on July 28)
Session 3 August 7-18

The Clarice Performing Arts Center (University of Maryland)
8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742

School bus pick-up services:
Tysons, VA – College Park, MD.
Rockville, MD – College Park, MD.

Tuition $500
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Full scholarships are awarded to a limited numbers of participants for both financial need and those who demonstrate a high level of skill and performance ability. All participants are responsible for their own transportation, accommodation, and meals.

“XDT Summer Intensive is not just giving classes to students; our model and curriculum invite participants to have classes, train, create, rehearse, and perform with XDT company dancers together.” Allen Chunhui Xing, artistic director of Xing Dance Theater.

Participants will be in the the creation/rehearsal process with XDT choreographer and dancers and will present during the final performance of the 2023 Washington International Dance Festival on July 29th in Washington, DC.

XDT Intensive Teaching Artists 

Allen Chunhui Xing is a dancer and choreographer based in Maryland. 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 and XDT Education. He is a former member of Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble (China) and performed in the production Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall which internationally toured from 2007-2011. A Man’s Requiem as soloist by Korea Busan Metropolitan Dance Company 2018.

As an educator, Xing has taught master classes and workshops in the States, Asia, and Europe, including Shanxi Academy of Arts (2010-2014), the University of Maryland (2015-2018), Boris Eifman Dance Academy (2022,2023), Kennedy Center (2021), Detroit Dance City Festival (2021), Taiyuan New Choreography Festival (2019), City Dance Festival-China (2019), MadDash Dance Festival (2017), American College Dance Association (2017), NextLook Festival (2016).

His work has been invited and selected to perform nationally and internationally including at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Battery Dance Festival, Dance Gallery Festival NYC, Booking Dance Festival NYC, NextNow Festival, Peabody Spring Dance Showcase, Washington DC Global Perspectives Festival, Maryland Dance Festival, Beijing Dance Festival, On the Move at the Kennedy Center, Baltimore Dance Invitational, Richmond Dance Festival, Peabody Dance! Festival, Detroit Dance City Festival, SpectorDance’s Choreographers Showcase, Japan SAI International Dance Festival, Seoul Choreography International Festival, Asian Contemporary Ballet Festival, Mexico International Contemporary Dance Festival, Finland International Gala, Dance Place 2020 season production, the Clarice second season production, Men in Dance Festival, Washington DC Choreography Dance Festival, Booking Dance Festival, and St Petersburg Global Valve Festival Alexandrinsky Theater premiere. 

Xing is the Both 2020 Baltimore and Maryland State Independent Artist First Place Award awardee, 2021/2022 Baker Artist Award recipient, 2021 Baltimore Artist Relief Grant First Place Award, 2021 Singapore International Dance Festival Choreography Gold Award.

Abraham Texidor Aguilera is a performance curator, dancer, choreographer, videographer, videoeditor, dance teacher, and mentor. He is intrigued by the sense of reality, the self, culture, and nature. At age 14 he received a scholarship from Ballet Señorial where he trained in classical ballet based on Cuban methodology, modern, contemporary, afro-caribbean, folk, jazz, hip-hop, and latin dance. Texidor worked there as a dancer, instructor, and choreographer. He collaborated with Hincapié both as a dancer and choreographer. He has been part of the cast of Andanza, training in contact improvisation, fighting monkey, flying low, and passing through. He was also a resident artist of the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in 2016. Texidor has offered workshops in multiple communities in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and New York City. He has both performed and staged his work in international venues. Texidor was a co-director for Conocidos Pasajeros with whom he also co-produced dance events in Puerto Rico. Texidor completed a Dance MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a BA with concentrations in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminology from the University of Puerto Rico. Texidor is the co-directs NA2 Dance Theater, an independent company that has been creating work since Fall 2014.Currently, he is a full-time dancer and teaching artist with Xing Dance Theater.

James Thomas Esquilin‘s interest in dance awoke at an early age, entering the Pablo Casals Specialized School of Fine Arts. He specialized and trained in jazz dance, although he also took classes in different styles such as ballet, hip hop, salsa, folklore, and acrobatics. James received a full scholarship to continue his studies in ballet, at Ballets San Juan school. During his time at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, he was selected as a member of the Dance Team, in which he held the position of captain and now is currently the coach. As a coach, the dance team of the UPR – Río Piedras campus, holds the National Championship in the Jazz Division for two consecutive years and the top 5 (Hip Hop) in the UDA College Nationals 2019-2020.

In 2012 he began his professional career as a dancer with Hincapié dance company. During the course he was in companies such as Ballet Brío, CoDa21 and Andanza. Along with these companies, he had the opportunity to participate in different ballets such as The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Romeo and Juliet, among other repertoires. He was also part of the Walt Disney World company and The Festival of Lion King show. He is currently an active dancer with the contemporary dance company Xing Dance Theater. James has had the opportunity to perform in countries such as Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, Japan, USA, among others. James has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems and is continuing his college studies to complete a Master of Fine Arts Education with a specialty in Dance.Currently, he is a full-time dancer and teaching artist with Xing Dance Theater.


Jovannie Aranzamendi Nieves originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico began his formal training in ballet and jazz in 2010 at Ballet Senorial. In 2014, he became a student at Ponce School of the Arts, playing roles such as; Albretch in Giselle, Lucien in Paquita, Solor in La Bayadere, Basilio in Don Quixote, Cavalier in Nutcracker, and much more. During that period, he was accepted with a full scholarship to The Joffrey Ballet and became an apprentice at Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico in San Juan, where his performance credits in the company include The Nutcracker and “Goat” soloist in Sylvia.He graduated with an advanced certificate in Ballet from Ponce School of the Arts in 2017. In 2019, he became a trainee in Centro Danza, directed by Laura Valentin, prima ballerina of Puerto Rico, and Osmay Molina, former first principal dancer of The National Cuban Ballet. Training in ballet, jazz, and contemporary there, he has performed in many showcases through out Puerto Rico.

In 2021, he received a full scholarship at Feijoo Ballet School in Houston, Texas, directed by Lorna Feijoo, former principal dancer at Boston Ballet and National Ballet of Cuba. He trained there with Nelson Madrigal, Lorena Feijoo, Lorna Feijoo, Taras Domitro, Sara Lane, Connor Walsh, Goyo Montero, Alejandro Parente and others. In August of that year, he started performing with Xing Dance Theather in festivals like City Dance Festival in Washington D.C., Choreographers Showcase in Carmel, California; Festival del Movimiento in San Juan, Contemporary Dance Choreography Festival in Orlando, Battery Dance Festival in New York.

He placed 1st place as a soloist in the Jazz lyrical Division at All Dance International in Orlando, Florida. In 2021 he became a member of the National Dance Team of Puerto Rico, competing at ICU Worlds Cheerleading Championship, placing 3rd in the world on Open Jazz and also 3rd in the nation in The Dance Worlds.Currently, he is a full-time dancer and teaching artist with Xing Dance Theater.

About Xing Dance Theater 

Xing Dance Theater is a movement research-based contemporary dance company based in Maryland. Since XDT was founded in 2018, it has presented work at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Battery Dance Festival, Dance Gallery Festival, Booking Dance Festival, NextNow Festival, Maryland Campaign, Washington DC Global Perspectives Festival, Maryland Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, Richmond Dance Festival, Orlando Contemporary Dance Choreography Festival, Men in Dance Seattle, Detroit Dance City Festival, DC Choreography Festival, SpectorDance’s Choreographers Showcase, Festival de Movimiento Puerto Rico, NBA Washington Wizards Game Halftime guest performance; internationally including Beijing Dance Festival, Taiyuan Choreography Showcase, Japan SAI International Dance Festival, Seoul Choreography International Festival, Finland International Dance Gala, Mexico City International Contemporary Dance Festival, St Petersburg Global Valve Festival Alexandrinsky Theater premiere, Asian Contemporary Ballet Festival, and Singapore International Dance Festival.

Under the company, XDT Education provides training for all ages and abilities with its cutting-edge, proprietary curriculum and training methods following XDT professional company model that is movement research-based. XDT facilities are located in College Park, MD, Rockville, MD, and Tysons, VA. XDT master class series has been hosted internationally in the US, Asia, and Europe.

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