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Artistic Director Yin Yue is internationally recognized as a versatile performer and choreographer.
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, she trained rigorously in technically-demanding and highly-structured Chinese classical and folk dance, as well as classical ballet technique, at the Shanghai Dance School. She earned her undergraduate degree at Shanghai Normal University, equipping her with performance credits that spanned festivals and showcases throughout China. After further pursing her MFA in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts in 2008, Yin quickly gained recognition as a unique and exceptional talent among her peers. Yin created an innovative contemporary dance technique FoCo (Folk-Contemporary) Technique that soon caught the attention of the dance world.
Yin Yue is currently a 2016 Artist In Residence at 92Y Dance Center, providing her and her company a rehearsal platform for creating new thought-provoking choreographic works. In the summer, she was awarded First Place in Choreography at the 2016 Shanghai Professional Performance Competition. Yin Yue was the winner of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2015 International Commissioning Project, winner of the 2015 BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and winner of Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013. Through these high-profile successes, Yin was commissioned by all three widely-recognized companies to create new works on the respective companies which subsequently premiered and performed on multiple platforms. She was also selected as Emerging Choreographer of 2015 Springboard Danse Montreal, as well as a finalist at The A.W.A.R.D Show 2010! presented by New York The Joyce Theater Foundation. Her work has been recognized by organizations and festivals such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Inside Out Festival, Schrittmach 2016 Festival in Aachen, Germany, New York International Fringe Festival, DanceNOW[NYC] at Joe’s Pub, Peridance Capezio Theater, New York Live Arts, Dixon Place, La MaMa Moves International Festival and many more.
Yin Yue was recently invited to spent 2 weeks with New Dialect dance company in Nashville as guest choreographer. She created a new work that premieres November 11 2016 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.
Yin Yue currently holds the position of Artistic Director and residency choreographer at Jiangxi Zhongshan Dance School. Founded in 1996 and located in Nanchang in Jiangxi province in China, the school is the only private-run educational organization ranked among top Chinese professional dance schools. Its curriculum includes a 6-year Chinese dance and ballet program.