Chengxin Wei Choreographer, Instructor

Chengxin graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy in 1997, where he studied classical Chinese dance for eleven years, and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree.  He is a former principal dancer of the Guangdong Provincial Dance Theatre, and since 2000, he has appeared with numerous Canadian dance companies including Ballet British Columbia, Anatomica, Company Erasga, EDAM, Judith Marcuse Projects, Joe Ink, Lorita Leung Dance Company, Mandala Arts and Culture, MovEnt, and Wen Wei Dance.

In 2004, Chengxin co-founded Moving Dragon, a contemporary dance company that focuses on cross-cultural fusion between Eastern and Western dance styles.  He is the 2007 Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award recipient, and the 2009 recipient of the David Leighton Arts Fellowship Award from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Chengxin hold his MFA degree in dance pedagogy at the University of Washington, where he was awarded the 2010 Art Fellowship Challenge Grant.  From 2012 to 2014, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ohio University’s School of Dance.  Chengxin teaches as a sessional instructor at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and leads the Contemporary Dance program at Lorita Leung Dance Academy.

 

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