Kaiwn You

Kaiwen You, Artistic Director, received his education and training from the Beijing Dance Academy where he later became the professor, member of the Academic Senate and founded the Ethnic and Folk Dance Department. He has choreographed over fifty dance productions. He has also been recognized for excellence in national dance competitions in China and won the Best Choreographer Award and the Best Dance Faculty Award. Mr. You has been an instructor of Chinese Dance at UC Berkeley, and is the founding artistic director of the China Dance Theatre. He has also developed the dance curriculum at Skyline College, where he currently instructs. Mr. You’s experience as a renowned dance educator and Chinese dance master has led him to be the judge for the Sing Tao Daily Newspapers Chinese Dance Competitions. He was also the judging panelist of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Mr. You has served as the Artistic Director for the Miss Chinatown USA pageant, as a judge for the First International Pan-Asian Dance Competition at Concordia University sponsored by the Minnesota Arts Council, hosted by Minnesota Pan Asian Arts Alliance, and as a judge for World Dance Competition & International Chinese Dance Competition – Western US Regional.