We advocate and promote mutual
understanding and appreciation through languages of the arts.
Our programs, through the beautiful arts of motion and sound,
encourage passion, creativity thinking, and team spirit besides the
learning of basic and advanced techniques.
About Our Artistic Director
Our artistic director, Jun Lu, is an award-winning choreographer, performing artist and dance instructor. In 1988, Ms. Lu won a silver medal in the premier national "TaoLi" Cup professional dance competition in China and was featured in the CCTV's "The Rising Star" program. Since then, Ms. Lu has won many national and international gold and silver awards in choreography, performance, teaching, and public service. And as an outstanding Chinese folk dance artist, Ms. Lu has been invited to tour and perform in more than 15 Europe and Asia countries representing China. Ms. Lu was also a principle dancer of the famous Chinese Youth Dance Troupe and the Singapore People's Association Dance Company. Detailed information can be found in her curriculum vitae.
Ms Lu has a rich teaching experience. She has taught dance and choreography in the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy, the Singapore Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the LaSalle-Sia College of Arts, the Hongkong Dance Company, the J&L Dance School, before found the Jun Lu Performing Arts Academy in California . Some of her students have also won awards in national and international dance competitions. Ms. Lu's unique, creative, caring, and effective teaching style was also manifested by the "Outstanding Teacher" award she received from the Singapore Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Ms.Lu's teaching and choreography covers Chinese dance, Ballet, Jazz, and Flamenco. In her class, Ms. Lu not only emphasizes basic techniques, but also encourages passion and creative thinking.
As an outstanding choreographer, Ms. Lu has choreographed more than 100 solo and group dances, among which "The Fan" received the "Best Choreography" award at the 1999 Asia-Pacific International Dance Competition held in Singapore, "The Yellow River" and "The Dance of Singapore" were awarded the gold and the silver medals in the "Best Choreography" category at the 2000 Singapore Youth Festival Dance Contest. Her choreography work has been staged in many countries. For instance, "The Fan" has been staged many times in Singapore and Japan; "Melody of Western China" has been staged in China, Singapore, and the United States.
Here are some commendations in the national media about Ms.
Ms. Lu also has held numerous workshops and talks at many arts schools, dance companies, and public art promotion events in various countries. For instance, in 1998, Ms. Lu held a very successful "Dance: from Classical to Modern" workshop in Singapore to showcase her choreography with the Singapore Hokien Arts & Cultural Troupe; in 2000, she organized a workshop "Dance in Society" with the St. Paulo Dance Company in Indonesia; in 2002, she was invited by the Young Audience of Houston to help develop an education program "Dance and Music of China" to cultivate an appreciation of cultural diversity in the community.
Ms. Lu holds dance performance and dance education degrees from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy and the Queensland University of Science and Technology.