Dancer Profile: Yungchia Chen

December 25, 2013 Updated: January 16, 2014


Yungchia Chen is currently an instructor at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, and was formerly a lecturer in dance at Central University for Nationalities, in Beijing. Before coming to the United States, he was a council member of the Dance Association of the Republic of China. Trained in Chinese classical and folk dance, along with ballet, Mr. Chen is the winner of the Gold Medal at NTDTV’s 2007 International Chinese Classical Dance Competition, the International Cultural Exchange Award (top honor) and the Silver Medal in choreography at Japan’s Kitakyushu International Dance Competition, and the Silver Medal (performance) and the Gardener Award (pedagogy) at China’s national Peach and Plum Cup Dance Competition. Mr. Chen is currently a choreographer as well as principal dancer with Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company.