Dance Faculty

Alison Chen

Classical Chinese Dance Instructor

Alison Chen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Classical Chinese Dance and graduated cum laude from Fei Tian College in New York.

Ms. Chen began specializing in classical Chinese dance at the Fei Tian Academy of the Arts. In 2008, Ms. Chen won second place (junior female division) in New Tang Dynasty Television’s International Classical Chinese Dance Competition, second place in 2009, first place in 2010, second place in 2012, and third place (adult female division) in 2014. Formerly a principal dancer with Shen Yun Performing Arts, Ms. Chen has participated in multiple world tours and performed for millions across the globe.

achen@northernacademy.org

Gu Xuan

Dance Instructor

Gu Xuan is a choreographer with Shen Yun Performing Arts, and has been teaching at the New York-based Fei Tian Academy of the Arts since 2011.

Mr. Gu has been dancing from a young age. He graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy with specialization in folk and ethnic dance, but also received professional training in classical Chinese dance, as well as other dance styles. Gu Xuan went on to perform with multiple dance troupes, and participated in several world tours with Shen Yun Performing Arts. He is an experienced choreographer and a passionate dance instructor, and has been teaching Chinese dance overseas for over ten years.

gux@feitianacademy.org

Xin Chen

Dance Instructor

Xin Chen currently teaches classical Chinese dance at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts (Middletown campus). Before joining the Fei Tian dance faculty, Ms. Chen performed over 500 shows with the world-renowned Shen Yun Performing Arts, and has toured around Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Ms. Chen has been dancing from a young age. She specialized in classical Chinese dance Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, and continued to pursue her studies at Fei Tian College in New York.

chloec@feitianacademy.org

Simon Jiang

Dance Instructor

Simon Jiang has danced in over 500 shows with Shen Yun Performing Arts, where he was given a wide variety of dynamic characters and roles, performing in major cities across Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. As a student, Mr. Jiang studied Classical Chinese Dance at both Fei Tian Academy of the Arts and later at Fei Tian College, where he focused on Dance Pedagogy. He also brings with him experience in professional dance teaching and choreography.

simonj@feitianacademy.org

Yen Hsiu Chen

Dance Instructor

Yen Hsiu Chen comes from a family of Taiwanese artists: her mother is a professional singer and her brother a principal dancer. She has been with Shen Yun from 2008 to 2016, performing hundreds of shows in top venues worldwide. She pursued advanced studies in classical Chinese dance at the New York-based Fei Tian Academy of the Arts and Fei Tian College, where she acquired experienced in mentoring other students and assisting dance teachers. Ms. Chen is currently teaching dance at Fei Tian Academy of the Art in the Middletown campus.

xiuc@feitianacademy.org