Jury

Sergei Usanov
RUSSIA
General Director Federation of International Ballet Competition

Sergey Usanov graduated with honors from the Moscow State Conservatory in (1964) and the post-graduate course (1969).
Upon finishing studies he was engaged in performing and teaching activity and from 1971 to 1976 he worked at the National Institute of Music in Algiers.
Upon returning back to Moscow he was engaged in preparation of the Culture program for the XXII Olympic Games (1980) as the Dy-General Director of the Central Board for Culture Program “Olympic-80” of the USSR Ministry of Culture which was decorated with “For Labor Valour” Medal and Badge of Honor of the Organizing Committee for Olympic Games for his activity in arranging culture program.
From 1981 until 1987 he headed the Department for All-Union and International Competitions of Gosconcert USSR.
Mr.Usanov was invited to join the All-Union Music Society as Vice-President of the Central Board in 1987.
Later the Society was converted into the International Music Union and he worked as First Vice-President until 1997.
In 1996 he founded the Russian Society for Managing Performer’s Rights and served as president until 1999.
In 1998 Sergey Usanov was elected First Vice-President of the International Choreography Union and from 1998 to 2002 he served as director of the Central Special Music School of the Moscow Conservatory.
From 1981 he is engaged in preparatory work and carrying out the International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in Moscow.
In 2006 Mr.Usanov was elected as the general director of the International Federation of Ballet Competitions.
He was jury of many International and National Ballet and Music Competitions in USSR, Russia and abroad and was awarded the title «Honored Artist of Russia» (1996) and title “Honored Artist of Poland” (1999).
Now, he is the General Director of International Federation of Ballet Competitions and First Vice-President of the International Choreography Union.

Jae Keun Park
KOREA
Vice President,Federation of International Ballet Competition and Chairman FIBC Asia, President of Korea Ballet Foundation and Korea IBC

PARK JAE KEUN is a wildly known Ballet personality all over the world. For years he was a principal dancer in the Universal Ballet Company in Korea and interpreted principal roles of classical repertoire ballets as in "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty", "La Bayadere", "La Sylphyde", "Don Quichotte", many others as well as in contemporary creations,  performing in different countries of the world. Artistic carrier was followed by teaching and choreography experience.
After his assistance to professor in Moscow Ballet Academy he was invited as professor and choreographer  to the State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Almaty, Kazakhstan,

In 1986 J K Park  established and became Founder of the Seoul Ballet Company since years  presenting classical ballet repertoire and modern creations in Korea and touring abroad,

During years 2002-2003 he was Member of Korean President Commission responsible for state cultural projects. Further he contributed to establishment of Korea teachers Association which is busy with educational projects of large scale, actually running on in Korea and on international level.

At present he is President of Korea Ballet Foundation, at the same time Professor of Ballet Department in Sang Myung University, Director of UNESCO International Dance Festival. He is as well Director General of Sang Myung Arts Center.

He was awarded the Noble Dancer Title merited from Korean Ministry of Culture, was Gold Medal winner of Dong-A Ballet Competition.

Leading currently different Ballet International projects Dr. Park Jae Keun is invited as Jury member for Ballet Competitions in different countries.(Rome IBC, Istanbul IBC, Nureyev IBC, Sopoleto IBC, Perm IBC, Korea IBC, Almaty IBC, Astana IBC, Sergei Lifar IBC, Fouette IBC, America IBC, Asia YGP etc was Jury all of the world)

In 2007 Dr Park J.-K organised First Korea International Ballet Competition, being a high rank international Event and uniting  dancers  from  all over the world,
Will be 12th International Ballet Competition 19June – 23 of June 2019 in Seoul.

Yan An
CHINA
Executive Director of China Overseas Exchange Association, Chairman of Japan K&Q Co., Ltd., Producer and Director of Cultural and Creative Planning in Japan
Sou Kikuchi
JAPAN
Director of the Japan International Ballet Academy; Head of the Old Komaki Ballet Company

He trained Mr. Masahide Komaki and Mr. Tadao Kikuchi, Director of the International Ballet Academia, Former Director of the Tokyo Komaki Ballet Company.
After educated Ballet at Paris France in 1972, he was a professional dancer after 4 years of training. After returning to Japan in 1983, he return to the Komaki ballet Company . 1989 Received the 1st place gold medal in choreographing exhibition at the Hakuhinkan. In 2001 he became a director of the Tokyo Komaki ballet Company , after restoring the modern ballet work such as Japan premiere "Petr Ruschka" "Scheherazade" "Fire bird" "Igor duchyu" "Faun god no afternoon" "Rose no Ie" . In 2002 he won the International Peace Prize of the World Region due to the achievements of the creative ballet "Madarena". In 2012, we invited from Mongolian Prime Minister as an invitation to the 40th anniversary of Japan-Mongolia diplomatic diplomatic establishment (Agency for Cultural Affairs International Art Exchange). Receive "Mongolian Country Culture Minister's Prize". Received "FY2010 Foreign Minister's Prize" awarded to individuals and organizations that had particularly notable achievements in international exchange in 2015

Xin LI LI
CHINA
President of Shanghai Municipal Dancers Association, Head of Shanghai Ballet Company

In 1973 he entered China National Shanghai Dance School.
After graduation, joined the China National Shanghai Ballet Company from 1979 and served as a principal.
In 2001 he took office as Artistic Director at the Shanghai Ballet Company in China.
From 2011 he will serve as the Head of China Shanghai Ballet Company.
In the award history, she won the Silver Award at the New York International Ballet Competition in 1987, Yang Shinhwa, a partner of the Grand Prix Couple Award at the 3rd International Paris International Dance Competition (Classical Division) in 1988.
In 1993 he was selected as a young artist TOP 10 in Shanghai and received the Baosteel award twice a year in 1993 and 1999, which is given to the achievement of excellent classical art.
At the China Shanghai Ballet Company, who is the head of the group, he performed "White Lady Women" Swan Lake "" Romeo and Juliet "" Coppelia "" La Sylphide "Balanchine's" Serenade "" La Vals ".
In 2006 we create original modern ballet "Sign of Love".
"The Butterfly Lovers" choreographed in 2001 was premiered in the closing ceremony of the Shanghai International Art Festival.
Between 2001 and 2013 he will serve as a number of international ballet competition judges including Benoit Award, Shanghai International Ballet Competition, New York International Ballet Competition, Hong Kong Young Ballet Star Award and Cape Town International Ballet Competition.
In 2010, she was invited to perform the 60th anniversary of English National Ballet, and it was the role of Queen Swan's Lake, coloring the stage.

Boris Akimos
Russia
Former Director of Bolshoi Ballet Company and Bolshoi Ballet

He was born in Vienna, 25 June 1946. In 1965 after graduating the Moscow Choreographic School (now the Moscow State Choreographic Academy) where he studied with Maris Liepa, he joined the Ballet Company of the Bolshoi Theater.

He was under guidance of a renowned dancer and a teacher Alexei Ermolaev. Thanks to his acting talent, powerful temperament and expressiveness of performing style he was indispensable in modern repertoire creations. In 1979 graduated from the pedagogical faculty of the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) n.a. A.V. Lunacharsky (now RATI/ The Russian Academy of theatrical arts).

In 1980-1988 he taught at that University (Department of Choreography). Since 1989 he is a ballet master in the Bolshoi Theater. Invited as ballet master in London’s Covent Garden, Milan’s La Scala, Asami Maki Ballet Tokyo, Vienna State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera (Munich), Royal Danish Ballet (Copenhagen), Opera National de Paris, Mariinsky State Academic Theatre, Basel Ballet, Switzerland, National Ballet of Holland (Amsterdam) and London Royal School.

He starred in the film-ballet A Terrible Epoch (after the ballet Ivan the Terrible, directors Y. Grigorovich and V. Derbenev, 1978) and in the tele-version of Swan Lake (1983). He writes music, as far back he released a disc of vocal lyrics (on Sergey Esenin verses). In 2000-2003 Boris Akimov was the Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theater Ballet Company. In 2001-2005 was a professor of the male classical and duet-classical dance department in Moscow State Choreographic Academy. In 2001-2002 was in charge as rector of the Academy and Artistic Director in 2002-2005. At present he is a ballet master in Bolshoi with the soloists Yan Godovsky, Morihiro Iwata, Ilya Ryzhakov, Dmitry Rykhlov, Gennady Yanin and other dancers.

Altankhuyag Dugaraa
Mongolian
The member of Mongolian National Cultural Council. The National Cultural Council is under leadership of Mongolian prime minister Mr. Khurelsukh Ukhnaa.

Altankhuyag Dugaraa (stage name as Altan Dugaraa) was born in Khovd, Mongolia and started his ballet training at age 11 at The Music and Dance College of Mongolia. Alta was one of the first alumni to be trained in Mongolia as a ballet dancer, as most Mongolian dancers received their training in Russia. After receiving his Associate's Degree in Art, he started dancing as a principal dancer in the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

In 2002, Altan began dancing with Asami Maki Ballet Company, as well as with Tokyo Komaki Ballet Company of Japan, after winning the Gold Medal in the Asian Pacific International Ballet Competition in Tokyo, Japan in 2001. He rose from the corps de ballet to a principal dancer in both companies within a year. His other international awards include the Silver Medal, the Audience Award, and Best Contemporary Dancer in the International Ballet Competition of Perm, Russia in 2002; Finalist and Young Talent Award from the International Ballet Competition of Jackson, Mississippi in 2002; and the Bronze Medal in New-York International Ballet Competition in 2004.

During the time he was working with Asami Maki Ballet, he caught the eye of the choreographer, Roland Petit, and soon after Altan was chosen to perform the main roles in Petit’s choreographic versions of “Le Jeune Homme Et La Mort”, “Pink Floyd”, “Notre Dame de Paris”, “Swan Lake”, “Duke Ellington Jazz ballet”, and others.

Altan has participated in many performances and galas around the world including La Scala Theater, Paris Opera Theater, Lincoln Center, Wang Theater, New National Theatre of Japan, Opera House of Boston and Theaters of Spain, Great Britain, Russia, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and etc. He has danced with Julie Kent, Lucia Lacarra, Tamara Rojo, Ulyana Lopatkina, Svetlana Zakharova , Lorna Feijoo, and Svetlana Lunkina.

In 2007, he joined Boston Ballet Company as a corps the ballet member and was soon promoted to second soloist. Altan`s diverse repertoire includes Nissinen's “Swan Lake”, Nureyev's “Don Quixote”, Cranko's “Romeo and Juliet”, Nissinen's “The Nutcracker”, Bournonville's “La Sylphide”, Adam's “Giselle”, Kudelka's “Cinderella”, Ashton's “La Fille Mal Gardee”, Balanchine's “Coppelia”, “The Four Temperaments”, “Ballo de la Regina”, “Jewels”, “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, “Divertimento Number 15”, “Who Cares?”, “Theme and Variations”, and “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux”. He has danced in many contemporary ballets such as Jiri Kylian`s, “Sarabande”, “Petit Mort”, “Six Dances”, “Sinfonietta”, “Wings of Wax” and “Bella Figura”. He has also performed the following pas de deux: “Diana and Actaeon”, “Flames of Paris”, “Spring Waters”, and “Paquita.” His performance as the Faun in Nijinsky's “Afternoon of a Faun” was a sensational success during Boston Ballet's tours in London and New York.

In addition to continuing his career as a dancer, Altan Dugaraa took an interest in Arts Management and studied Arts Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and earned his Bachelor's Degree of Arts from The Music and Dance College of Mongolia 2011.

As a way of keeping ties with Mongolia, he established the Mongolian Ballet Development Foundation in 2011 to promote classical ballet, organize training, and encourage and support a new generation of ballet dancers in his homeland. Within the Foundation, he organized the First International Ballet Festival in Mongolia, in which many talented extraordinary dancers from more than ten countries participated. In 2012, he performed Adam’s Giselle with renowned premier ballerina, Tamara Rojo, former Principal dancer of Royal Ballet (and current Artistic Director of English National Ballet) on the stage of Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. In June 2012, he organized a Komaki Ballet Performance to honor the 40th Anniversary of Mongolian – Japanese Diplomat relationship. In January 2013, he organized P.I Schakowsky’s “Swan Lake” performance to honor the 50th Anniversary of Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. InJune 2014, he organized a Modern Night performance in Mongolia. Most recently, in December 2014 he choreographed The Nutcracker at Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

Altan has worked side by side with Jeff in many ballets and was the lead in Jeffrey’s “of Trial.” In his most recent Modern Night in 2014 in Mongolia, “of Trial” was performed with the cast from Boston Ballet. Altan danced in Jeffrey’s World Premiere, "fremd" in Boston last spring, as well as Jeffrey's Collective piece, "MiniM."

Shao Zhijun
JAPAN
UNESCO, International Ballet Competition Association, President of the World Ballet Grand Prix, President of China, member of the CID of the International Dance Council, President and CEO of International Ballet Dragon Co., Ltd.
György Szakály
Hungary
Former Rector of Academyof Hungary National Dance Academy

György Szakály studied at the Hungarian Dance Academy, from where he graduated in 1976. Than he obtained a one-year scholarship to the Vaganova Ballet Academy (that time Leningrad).
He became member of the Hungarian State Opera / National Ballet in 1977. Besides guestperformances with the Hungarian National Ballet he was guest soloist of the Dortmund Opera from 1985 to 1988, and first soloist of the Bonn Opera between 1988-1991.
After earlier teaching activities he returned to the Hungarian Dance Academy. He was nomineted Rector during summer 2011, and his mandate has been prolongued till 2018.
As guest teacher and jury member he is regularly invited by Japanese, Italian and Slovenian partners.

Era Jouravlev
USA
Artistic Director New York Joffrey Ballet school

Mrs. Era Jouravlev studied at the famed Perm State Choreography Academy in Russia under directorship of such notable mentors as L. Sakharova and L. Ulanova. While dancing with the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre, she toured internationally with the Stars of the Kirov and Bolshoi Ballet: L. Semeniaka, A. Fadeechev, O. Chenchikova, L. Kunakova, M. Daukaev. She has toured with American Ballet Theatre Principal Nina Ananiashvili in Japan and South Korea. Also she has toured with Bolshoi Theatre Principals E. Maksimova and V.Vasiliev in Tokyo and with N. Pavlova and V. Gordeev in Moscow. During a summer tour in China, she danced with the “Stars of American Ballet”.

In 1995 Mrs. Jouravlev joined the New Jersey Ballet as a Principal Dancer, where she performed the works of George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Johan Renvall, Margo Sappington, Robert Weise, and Robert North, among others.

Mrs. Jouravlev has performed many Principal roles in both classical and contemporary repertoires and was given the unique opportunity to learn the classical pas de deux “Papillon” directly from International Kirov Star Irina Kolpakova and worked with American Legend Mr. Edward Villella on George Balanchine’s famous “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux”.

Mrs. Jouravlev taught for the New Jersey Ballet for fourteen years, and started teaching at the Joffrey Ballet School in 1997. She worked as the Head of Classical Ballet Studies at JBS under the direction of Mr. Robert Ray for many years, assisting him in implementing a codified ballet technique syllabus for the entire Ballet Trainee Program. With an incredible career, over thirty years of teaching experience, and a fierce passion for shaping dancers into artists, Era Jouravlev is delighted to share her expertise as the Ballet Trainee Program Artistic Director.

Renato Zanella
Athens Greece
Former Artistic director of the Greek National Ballet in Athens

In 1989, Renato Zanella choreographed his first work, “Die andere Seite”. It was presented at the Young Choreographers’ programme of the Stuttgart Ballet based Noverre Society (Stuttgarter Noverre-Gesellschaft), and was included as part of Stuttgart Ballet’s repertoire. “Stati d’animo” for Marcia Haydée and Richard Cragun followed in 1991. In April 1992, Renato Zanella’s first full-length ballet “Mann im Schatten” was premiered in Stuttgart.

He has choreographed several ballets for the Stuttgart Ballet including “Empty Place” (November 1992), “Black Angels” (March 1993) and his second full-length ballet “Mata Hari” (December 1993) with Marcia Haydée in the leading role. “Empty Place” was later included in the repertoires of the Teatro Municipal de Lima and the Vienna State Opera.

In December 1993, he staged “Konzertantes Duo” and followed a year later with “Watching Waters” for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. He also choreographed “Pieces of Earth” for Introdans in April 1995. “Love Beyond” was staged in September 1996. He was responsible for the choreography of “... schatten von sehnsucht ...” (February 1998) and “Moses and Aron” (October 1999) for the Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Berlin State Ballet).

His full-length ballet “Wolfgang Amadé” premiered in March 1998 and was staged for the Madlenianum Opera and Theatre in Belgrade.[3]

In the summer of 1992, he choreographed “Voyage” for Vladimir Malakhov, which was first staged in October 1993 for the Vienna State Opera. In June 1993, he created “Apollon” for the John Cranko School and Vladimir Malakhov. He premiered his first creation for the Vienna State Opera Ballet, “La Chambre”, in February 1994. His first ballet as artistic director of the Vienna State Opera was “Konzertantes Duo”, which he premiered in September 1995. In December 1995, he created “Mon Euridice” for Vladimir Malakhov. Renato Zanella premiered his first complete programme for the company – “Strawinski-Abend: Symphony, Movements, Sacre” in April 1996. In February 1997, he staged “Elements” at Vienna’s Odeon Theatre and the next month he created “Alles Walzer”.

In the 2005/2006 season, he choreographed the ballet “Der Spielmann”[4] for Birgit Keil in Karlsruhe. Renato Zanella choreographed the full-length ballet “Peer Gynt” for the Ballett des Teatro dell´Opera di Roma (November 2007) and “Amandi” for the Baden State Theatre Ballet in Karlsruhe (das Ballett des Badischen Staatstheater Karlsruhe) (April 2008).

Jolanta Rybarska
Poland
Director of Poland National Ballet School Gallant Rybarska

Jolanta Rybarska studied at National Ballet School in Warsaw and graduated Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw holing MA degree. Then, she studied at graduate school of International School of Management, Skarbek University.

She danced the leading roles of Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Coppelia, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphied, Moon Reindeer(choreographed by B.Cullberg), Grand Pas de Quatre(choreographed by A.Alonso), Tarde en la Siesta(choreographed by A.Mendez), Midsummer Night’s Dream(choreographed by P.Carey), and Carmen, Death and the Girl(choreographed by M.Jurkovics).

She also danced as a guest in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Finland, Netherlands, Cuba, Germany, Peru, Romania.

As a teacher and director she has worked with many institutes.

She was a teacher or director at National Ballet School in Warsaw (1981-1984), Landestheater Linz Austria (1984-1995), Musical Theatre Roma in Warsaw (1995-2001), Roman Turczynowicz National Ballet School in Warsaw(1998-present), and Director of the Polish National Ballet(2006-2008).

Ms.Rybarska has also participated as a jury in the International Ballet Competition in Trujillo in Peru(1983) and the International Ballet Competition in Rome(2007), and served as a member of the ballet board at the Ministry of Culture and Arts(1981-1983).

She was awarded Gold Cross of Merit(1982), Madal of 200th anniversary of the Polish Ballet(1985), Culture Activist of Merit(1996), and Gloria Artist(2010).

Speaking French, German, English, Russian, and ltalian fluently, Ms.Rybarska is also the author who published To Dance Szymanowski, is not only Harnasie(2007).

Currently, Ms.Rybarska is principal of Polish National Ballet Academy.

Doudou Huang
CHINA
Vice President of China Dancers Association, Artistic Director of Shanghai Cabaret Ensemble
Wu Jie
CHINA
Principal, Shanghai Dance School
Former Vice President of Shanghai Opera, Artistic Director of Dance Theatre Company of Shanghai Opera, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Municipal Dancers Association
Shen Pei Yi
CHINA
Vice Chairman of Beijing Municipal Dancers Association, Head of Department of Dance Drama, Professor, Master Student Tutor, Central School of Drama
Chen Chuan
CHINA
Director of the Tianjin Ballet Company, China Ballet Arts Council

Chen Chuan (male, the Han Nationality), born on Oct, 21st, 1972 and is the member of the Communist Party of China. With an Associate Degree and the professional title of topmost dancer in China, Chen is now the director of Tianjin Ballet Company. Chen also enjoys the member of Chinese Ballet Artistic Committee, member of Dancers Association of China, the guest professor of Beijing Dancing Academy, member of Dancers Association of Tianjin, the committee member of Tianjin Literacy Federation and Tianjin Youth Federation and the jury for the Sixth and Seventh CCTV Dance Contest. He is also the jury for the First Xiamen International Ballet Competition and the Twelfth Taoli Awards. Chen enjoys the title of Young Artistic Worker of Good Virtue and Art for Tianjin from 2009-2012.

Chen Chuan graduated from Beijing Dancing Academy with an impressive score in 1990; he joined Tianjin Ballet Company in 1992.

Chen was the principal dancer in the company and played the leading roles in many ballet performances, including: One Thousand and One Nights, Spartak, Swan Lake, La Corsaire and the original ballet Jing Wei. Chen joined Liaoning Ballet Company at the invitation to play the leading role in The Moon over a Mountain.

Chen received many prizes during his ballet dancer career. He took part in Helsinki International Ballet Competition with an impressive performance. His performance in Swan Lake won the Excellent Leading Role in 1996. He was invited by Japanese Ballet Company to perform and exchange culture in Japan for four years since 1996. In 1997, Chen joined the Friendly Visitation Performance at the Invitation of Nagoya Ballet Company. His visit performance in Spain in 2005 enjoyed the impressive appraise from the overseas audience.

Chen Chuan was elected to be the director of Tianjin Ballet Company from 2009 to now, during which course; he has contributed his full play to Assemble Training Program for the company for years. Chen has been pursuing the efforts to contact with many ballet experts from both China and abroad, to join the Program and produce many classical ballet performances, including: Don Quixote, La Bayadere, La Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Coppélia and the new version of Swan Lake in 2016.The original ballet show Sailing on the Haihe River won the National Artistic Foundation in 2017. This original show is also a present to celebrate the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. And the original Ballet performance 《Jingwei》from 2018 and 2019.

Under Chen’s brilliant leadership, Tianjin Ballet Company’s dancers achieved impressive results: the Gold and Bronze Award in Japan International Youth Ballet Competition in 2013, Gold Award in Hong Kong Ballet Group Stars Award, Bronze Award in the Fourth Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition and the second-level award of the first Xiamen International Ballet Competition in 2019. Chen led his company to attend cultural exchange performances in Japan, Singapore, Macao, the United States, Spain, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Reunion.

With Chen’s leadership, the ballet technique level among the company’s dancers has received stable improvement and Chen has made a great contribution to Tianjin ballet.

Li Na
CHINA
Professor, art school, xiamen university; President of Fujian Ballet Association
Hirohisa Toda
JAPAN
Chairman President of the Japan Music sports Dance Federation,Chairman, President Asian Aerobics Association (ADF),Guangdong People's Foreign Friendship Association Overseas Director
Kimio Nosaka
JAPAN
Chairman, President Japan Contemporary Dance Association Japan Standing Secretary at the Artist Conference
Hai Joon Lee
KOREA
President of Korea Modern Dance Association
Chen Jianmin
CHINA
President of the International Standard Dance Association of Fujian Province China, Director of the 1st Xiamen International Ballet Competition
Seon Yeong Min
KOREA
president of Seon Yeong Min Dance Academy
Mika Takenaga
JAPAN
Japan Salsa Association Chief Director,World Salsa Championships Examiner
Zhang Xiaohui
CHINA
Secretary General, Ballet Arts Professional Committee, China Culture and Arts Development Association, Chairman of the RDGP International Dance Grand Prix, Dean, School of Dance, Nanyang College, Singapore
WANG Yuanyuan
CHINA
Founder of Beijing Dance Theater currently Artistic Director and Head of Dance Company.Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Director of the Beijing Dancers Association.

Born and raised in Beijing, WANG Yuanyuan is one of China’s leading modern dance choreographers. She prides herself on being rooted in Chinese traditions, while at the same time producing innovative, authentic, and thought-provoking contemporary dance works for the world stage.

She began her dance journey at the age of ten as a dancer in the Affiliated Middle School of the Beijing Dance Academy, and continued to study choreography at the Academy, where she later served as a teacher. She furthered her studies at the prestigious California Institute of Arts School of Dance (CAL Arts) in Los Angeles, where she completed a Master of Fine Arts in 2002. In 2015, she received her Honorary Fellowship from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA).

In 1998 Ms. Wang was named resident choreographer of the National Ballet of China and successively staged Butterfly Lovers, Rainbow of the Night, Attraction, Lost Emotion, Fate, and a Chinese version of Nutcracker. In addition, she choreographed a ballet version of Raise the Red Lantern for film director ZHANG Yimou, and the dance sequences for TAN Dun’s music in the film The Banquet for director FENG Xiaogang. She also choreographed for the Hong Kong Handover celebrations in 1997, and was one of the main choreographers for the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

In 2008, Ms. Wang founded the Beijing Dance Theatre (BDT) with veteran lighting designer HAN Jiang and set designer TAN Shaoyuan. Their first creation Diary of Empty Space premiered the same year, followed by Stirred from a Dream, a dance-drama adapted from the Kunqu opera Peony Pavilion, Haze, Prism, The Color of Love, Marlet, Harvest, Wild Grass, Hamlet, The Nightingale and the Rose, Poison, and Golden Lotus which was commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2011.


Her works have been staged around the globe – in the United States, Russia, Korea, France, Bulgaria, Denmark, Singapore, Australia, Greece, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Columbia and Mexico.
In recognition of the excellence of her choreography, Ms. Wang has served as guest choreographer at New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, the Royal Danish Ballet, the Shanghai Ballet, California Institute of the Arts, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where she created Reminisce in 2004 and Crossing in 2008 for the ballet department. She restaged the latter for a cross-stream ensemble in 2012 for performance at the International Festival of Dance Academies.
Along with her early award as a dancer in the Paris International Dance Competition, Ms. Wang has won numerous ‘Best Choreographer’ awards including at the Bulgaria’s Varna International Ballet Competition, the USA International Ballet Competition, Moscow and Shanghai International Ballet Competitions respectively, making her the most internationally awarded Chinese choreographer to date.
Ms. Wang is dedicated to inspiring choreographers’ creativity, encouraging them to break the constraints of stereotypes, so as to constantly explore innovative choreographic ways and means. As a master teacher Ms. Wang has been invited to venues and institutions including the Mark Morris Dance Center, the Kennedy Center, Columbia College Chicago, Sadler’s Wells, Theatre Bonn, the National Theatre of Iceland, Mexico’s Cervantino International Festival, Israeli Opera, Beijing Dance Academy, and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, among others.

Lin Qingjing
CHINA
Director, Fujian Union, Street Dance Committee, China Association of Dancers, President of Fujian Provincial Street Dance Association, Head of Jiaoxiang Street Dance Company in Fujian Province
Yifei Zhao
CHINA
Executive Principal of the Ballet School Affiliated to Liaoning Ballet, art direction at the national level.

Yifei Zhao, graduated from the Department of Ballet at Beijing Dance Academy, is now executive principal of Ballet School of Liaoning Ballet of China. He is a national Level I art director. He devoted himself to ballet teaching with strictness and unique teaching method. As an experienced teacher, he trained a lot of professional ballet talent.

He served as a judge in many international youth ballet competitions. Under his guidance, his students won many prizes in Chinese and international competitions, such as the 2012 Helsinki International Dance Competition, 2012 and 2013 Seoul International Dance Competition and 2011 Beijing International Ballet Invitational for Dance Schools. Amazingly, his students also made a clean sweep of Varna International Ballet Competition in 2012 and 2014. Thus, he became the “Advisor of Gold Medals” because his students won gold awards in the world’s top 4 international ballet competitions.

Zhou Zhi
CHINA
Ballet Senior Instructor and Faculty Head, The Affiliated Secondary School of Beijing Dance Academy

Mr George Chou studied in Shanghai Dance Academy from 1986-1992.
After graduation, he entered Shanghai Dance Company as a career..
He further studied in Beijing Dance Academy Ballet Education stream and graduated in 2001..
Thereafter, he started teaching in The Affiliated Secondary School of Beijing Dance Academy as a senior instructor..
In more than twenty years of teaching, tremendous experience is accumulated..
Under his coaching and guidance, his students attained excellent results in various International competitions, such as Varna International Ballet Competition, Prix de Lausanne, Youth America Grand Prix, Tao Li Cup and so on..
Has served as the judge of the Sino-Japanese Cultural Exchange Ballet Competition; the judges and master class instructors of the Asian GDC Youth Dance Competition in Canada; and Judges of the "Tanz Olympic" International Youth Dance Competition in Berlin, Germany..

Mayumi Watanabe
JAPAN
Shi was a dance critic, editor-in-chief of the On-Stage Newspaper, and served as members of the Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Foundation for the Promotion of Arts and Culture.
Naomi Moriyama
JAPAN
International Ballet Academia, Director and Secretary General, International Ballet Academia Ballet, Deputy Leader, Vice President, Organizing Committee of the ICDC Convention

Director / Deputy Leader of "International Ballet Academia"
In 1989, she joined the Tokyo Komaki Ballet Company after working at the Saiga Yoshiko Ballet Research Institute. She studied under Masahide Komaki, Yuio Kikuchi, and Mune Kikuchi. She appeared in major ballet works.
She was invited by the Mongolian National Opera Theater in 2003 and 2004.
She appeared as a cultural exchange envoy in a performance commemorating the 40th anniversary of the ballet company's founding.
Received "Mongolian Minister of Culture Award"
In 2005 she hosted the "Summer Festival in Tokyo" with dancers from around the world who are active in Asia. She has a history of performing works in Paris and teaching in Ulaanbaatar and Ulan-Ude. She is active as an international faction. 2019 She is committed to international cultural exchange International Ballet Academia Performance Japan-Korea Exchange "Spring Regular Festival" Mongolian domestic competition judge Visiting the 1st Xiamen International Ballet Competition in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China Participated in the "East Asia International Ballet Festival" held in Incheon, South Korea, an East Asian cultural city 2020 IUCDC (Video Dance and Arts Competition) Deputy Secretary-General of the Games Organizing Committee As a teacher of the International Ballet Academia Ballet, she focuses on international exchange and strives to develop her juniors. Ohara High School Ballet Teacher Served, Presided over by Moriyama Ballet Academy Japan Ballet Association Tokyo District Committee She has been a lecturer at Bunkyo Gakuin University Lifelong Learning Ballet Course. She received the "Takemori Award" and "Odashima Yuji Award" from the same university.

Bai Tu
CHINA
Yang Liping Dance Company Large Original Ecological Opera “Yunnan Image” Starring, Young Dancers
Kin Sayuri
JAPAN
Japan-China Federation for Cultural Exchange, Tokyo Yongkong Song and Dance Company, Director of All Japan Overseas Chinese Federation
Cai Yilei
United Kingdom
Former principal performer of the National Ballet Theatre of Scotland, the top prize of the Lausanne International Ballet Competition in Lausanne, Switzerland

Cai Yi Lei International Ballet Master
Professor of Shanghai Visual Arts College
Prix de Lausanne Gold Medal Award
Ranked as 31st (The First and only Chinese) of 100 Most Successful People in Scotland by The Times U.K.
The Best Ballet Dancer by England Dance Magazine
Former Soloist of Birmingham Royal Ballet
Former principal of Scottish Ballet
Professor of Shanghai Dance College
Professor of Shanghai Teacher University
Founder of Yi Lei Cai International Ballet Competition(YLC IBC)

Mr Cai Yi Lei received his early ballet training from the National School in Shanghai. He later moved to London in 1988 to join the Royal Ballet School. While under the tutelage of this esteemed school, Mr Cai was the finalist of the Varna International Ballet Competition, awarded Bronze Medal at the Chinese National Ballet Competition. One year later, Mr Cai earned the Gold Medal at the Prix de Lausanne.

In 1990, Mr Cai joined the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, and in 1991 was promoted to Soloist of Birmingham Royal Ballet. During his ten years with the Company, Mr Cai has accumulated an expansive performance repertoire, including, several television appearances for the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in production such as: Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire & Don Quixote.

In 1998, Mr Cai accepted a Principal Contract with Scottish Ballet. After three years in Scotland, he returned to his hometown in Shanghai, and joined the Shanghai Ballet as a guest Principal dancer.

Mr Cai has performed and taught all over the world including: Japan, China, Hong Kong, UK, Canada, Spain, Germany, USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In 2012, he has been invited as a Jury Panel of American Dance Competition in 2012- 2014. Expert judges at the Shanghai Stage Art Works Annual Screenplay Seminar in 2017.

Mr Cai is now Professor of Shanghai Visual Arts College, Shanghai Teacher University and Shanghai Dance College

Honours & Awards:
2007 Received Resettlement Fund Full Scholarship for Royal Ballet Dancer entering RAD PDTD
1999 Ranked as 31st (The First and only Chinese) of 100 Most Successful People in Scotland by The Times U.K.
1996 The Best Ballet Dancer by England Dance Magazine
1994 Principal Dancer, in "BORROW" directed by Macmillian, performed by Royal Ballet
1990 Most Talented and The First Chinese Royal Ballet Dancer by Times U.K.

1988 British Council Full Scholarship and The First Chinese Dancer entering Royal Ballet School, London

1987 New Expeditionist and Best Dancer by Shanghai Culture Bureau
1987 Gold Medal and Diploma Award, (and The First Chinese Winner) Prix De Lausanne, Switzerland
1986 Finalist & Diploma Award, Varna International Ballet Competition, Bulgaria
1984 Bronze Medal Award Junior section by China National Ballet Competition

Guest Teacher:
2018 Presenter of The 6th Shanghai international ballet competition
2018-19 Ballet master of The World Ballet Trial Tokyo Stage
2016 Ballet master of The 5th Shanghai international ballet competition
2014 Riverbank Dance Company– China
2013 Chongqing Ballet Company
2010-2012 Tongji University Ballet Faculty
2009 Tianjin Ballet Company
2007 Royal Ballet School, London
2007 Elmhurst Academy of Dance, U.K
2001-2005 Guangzhou Ballet
2000-2002 Shanghai Ballet – China
1999-2000 Shanghai Dance College – China
1999 Irish Dance Academy – Ireland
1997 Singapore Dance School – Singapore
1997-1998 Shanghai Dance School – China
1996-1997 Yoko Ballet Academy – Japan
1996 Canada National Ballet School – Toronto
1995-1997 Royal Academy Dance – Korea
2007 Royal Academy of Dance, U.K.

Sun Xiaojun
BELGIUM
Former Chief dancer of Ballett Zürich, the Canadian Grand Theater and the Fiorentino Theatre of Italy

Sun Xiaojun was a principal dancer at a.o. the Shanghai Ballet, the Grand Theatre du Genève, Zurich Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Teatro Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
He has danced a great range of pieces, varying from Petipa to Balanchine and Forsythe to Naharin.

As a teacher he has taught at many companies, studio’s and schools in Europe and Asia such as: Het Nationale Ballet, Scapino
Ballet, Galili Dance company, Dance works Rotterdam, The Norwegian National Ballet, Cullberg Ballet, Skånes Dansteater, Göteborgsoperans Danskompani, Carte Blanche Norwegian national dance company, Dansk Danseteater, Ballet Preliocaj, Ballet National de Marseille, Theater Krefeld und Monchengladbach, Ultima Vez, Trobleyn/Jan Faber, Need company and Compagnie Thor, Shanghai Ballet.

Henny Jurriens Stichting, Charleroi Danse, PRODA Foundation, Danscentrum SYD, Danscentrum VAST, Dansehallerne Copenhagen, Codarts university of Arts, Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Swedish Royal Ballet school, DDSKS- The Danish national school of Arts, Belgian Royal Ballet school Antwerp,Koninklijk Coservatorium Antwerpen, Ecole Nationale de Superieure de danse de Marseille, KHIO-Oslo National Academy of the Arts, National Ballet school of Norway, Shanghai Theatre Dance Academy, Architanz Japan ......

Sun Xiao Jun's class is based on helping dancers discover the natural impulse of their own bodies, overcoming obstacles and in doing so learning to trust and believe in themselves.

Nishijima Yuko
JAPAN
Japan Ballroom Dance Federation Kyushu Directorate Class A Jury, All Japan Selection Championship Hokkaido Tournament Jury
Wang Yan
Singapore
Founder and Artistic Director of Yan Ballet Academy Singapore

Ms. Yan is the Artistic Director & Founder of Yan Ballet Academy. Ms. Yan is also the overseas Ballet Mistress for Shanghai Princess Ballet, Beijing Right Meeting Ballet and Xiamen Ballet School. Ms. Yan's teaching methods are based on her 10 years’ experience as a leading soloist performer for the Shanghai Ballet Company. Ms. Yan is also a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, graduating with a Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma with Distinction. Since 2014, Ms. Yan has been teaching ballet in Singapore. In the past 4 years her students have received 124 gold medals and taken top awards and qualified for prestigious competitions like Youth America Grand Prix, Prix de Lausanne, including the first ever Singaporean gold medal in the Asian Grand Prix.
Shanghai Ballet Company - Leading Soloist 
In 1996, Wang Yan was admitted to the Ballet Department of the Shanghai Dance School. Out of more than 4,000 applicants, only 104 were selected (2.6%). In 2003, she graduated with outstanding achievements and received offers from three professional ballet companies. Ms. Yan chose the Shanghai Ballet Company and started a 10-year career as a leading soloist performer.
In her professional career, she has performed on average more than 100 performances per year. Performances include: Swan Lake, Nutcracker (Japan), Nutcracker (UK), Giselle, Coppelia, A Sigh of Love, Romeo and Juliet, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, Marco Polo, La Sylphide, The White-Haired Girl and more. Ms. Yan has been invited to perform leading roles in Australia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Norway, Switzerland, Thailand and USA.
IFBC & Ballet Competition Judging Experience 
Ms. Yan has the honor of representing Singapore in The International Federation of Ballet Competitions. Ms. Yan was also a judge in the 1st International Ballet Competition and 2nd National Ballet Competition for the Mongolian Ballet Foundation in May 2018.
Royal Academy of Dance (UK) Registered Teacher 
Ms. Yan graduated in November 2018 and was awarded the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma with Distinction. She was one of the few participants to achieve Distinction on all 3 RAD term exams.

ZHENG JUN
CHINA
CBDF senior academician, National B level evaluation, China's outstanding dance artist

CBDF senior academician, National B level evaluation
Member of CBDF national team
2017 CBDF National Championship Champion
Group A of the Top 50 modern World dancers at Blackpool 2018
Invited to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in 2016
In 2019,
CCTV1 Avenue of Stars
CCTV3 "One Hundred Golden Seconds"
Dancing Storm by Hunan TV
In 2020,
CCTV1 Avenue of Stars Carnival
I am a Big Star (Shandong TV)

Ma Yan
JAPAN
Vice President, MAKYO Art Association, President of MAKYO Museum
TIGER XU
CHINA
Vice-Singapore Youth & Children Education Society

Co-founder of Tree Art
TREE ART 创始人
Vice-chairman of Youth & Children Education Society 新加坡青少年与儿童教育协会 副会长
Magazine’s Interview of The Move to Singapore 接受杂志“The Move to Singapore”采访
Official Judge of Young Talent International Children Art Contest 新加坡英才杯少儿艺术大赛 官方评委
Official Judge of The Art of Peace @ KINEX 新加坡和平鸽绘画比赛 官方评委
EDUCATION 教育
Lasalle Collage of Arts, Singapore - Degree of Fine Arts 新加坡拉塞尔艺术学院 --- 纯美术
Florence National Academy of Fine Arts, Italy 佛罗伦萨国立美术学院 --- 研学
The Glasgow School of Art, UK 格拉斯哥艺术大学 --- 研学
AWARDS 奖项
Lasalle Graduation Exhibition - < Readme > 拉塞尔毕业展 “自述”
Young Gather Exhibition - < HE SHE > 青年聚展 “他她”
< HE SHE > Series Be Chosen by T-Shirt Brand < 他她 > 系列被 T 恤品牌选中使用

Mika Saotome
JAPAN
General Office, New Japan Art Institute & Permanent Director

Career
・In 1975, received Bachelor's Degree in Art Faculty, East China Normal University, Shanghai.
・From 2012 to 2016, served as a Deputy Chairperson of Yuanyang Association. 
・Now, Executive Director of The Institute of SHIN NIHON BIJUTSUIN.

Achievement
・Receive a prize of Award for excellent on 40th Yuanyang Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in 2008, "Oldcaste in Spiez"
・Receive a prize of Yuanyang Award on 42nd Yuanyang Exhibition in 2010, "Von Tilapia"
・Receive a prize of Art Incentive Award on 43rd Yuanyang Exhibition in 2012, "Scenery from Luzern"
・Receive a prize of Chairperson Award on 50th Shininten Exhibition in 2018, "Santa Maria della Salute"

Personal Exhibition
・Art Gallery in Daimaru Tokyo, in 2006
・Miharaya Gallery at Ginza, from 2008 to 2010
・Bungeishunjuh Gallery at Ginza, in 2015

YUKO AKIBA
JAPAN
Rav&Yuko Mambo Academy Director,Japan Salsa Association Instructor
Mari YOGO
JAPAN
Studio OVO director/ Japan Salsa Association Instructor, Examinar
Beto
JAPAN
Cali Colombia former world dancer / Japan Salsa Association Instructor, Examiner