Former Boston Ballet Dancer Says Shen Yun Is ‘The best of the best’

“I was a ballet dancer for many years. I danced with the Boston Ballet when I was 16. I think they’re (Shen Yun)  the best of the best. They are absolutely wonderful. Beautiful. Lovely. I’m very impressed. Their ability is way beyond dancers’ abilities. They’re all so choreographically in sync. The men are also amazing—it’s just lovely to see them dance.”
 

“I just feel refreshed knowing that there are such beautiful dancers in the world. That these kind of people can … they touch my heart. … Maybe because I spent so many years dancing myself, so I know what it takes to be a dancer. And they’re lovely—they’re great.”
 

“The fact that they’ve come all this way, and what they’ve been through and what they’re representing, and their stories, and just the Chinese language. Its sound is so interesting to me. So, the whole thing is really refreshing.”
 

“The dance is beautiful. And the hands… The hands are so lovely. Really.”

Heidi Gnaedinge, landscaper, former ballet dancer
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington VT, United States
Shen Yun North America Company
March 25, 2017