Xiang Xu

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Xiang Xu is an international choreographer, dancer and instructor based in New York City. He holds an M.F.A. in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has served as adjunct faculty and guest artist at Syracuse University and Santa Monica College. In 2015 he established the Xiang Xu Dance Theater. Xiang grew up in China and earned his B.A. at Beijing Dance Academy. While studying there, he won numerous awards including the Gold Lion top prize in choreography at the Singapore World Music Dance and Instrument Competition. After coming to the U.S., Xiang choreographed dance works and performed at UCLA’s Royce Hall, York College Milton G. Bassin Preforming Arts Center, and the David Logan Center for the Arts Chicago. Xiang’s academic paper “Exploration of the Historical and Cultural Aspects of Yuanchangbu” was published by the Asian Journal of Humanity, Art and Literature, and his book “Exploration of the Foot-Binding in Chinese Classical Dance” has been published in both Chinese and English language editions. In 2016 he performed at the Queensboro Dance Festival in New York and led a dance residency for choreographers at the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater in Chicago. In 2017, he was selected to dance in the Cunningham Repertory Workshop.