As a dancer, Kyki utilize her interdisciplinary skills to investigate the nuances of everyday experience, as well as envision an alter-native way of living across boundaries. Proficient at several folk, street, and classical dance styles including Chinese Ethnical Dance, Hip Hop, Ballet and Modern, Kyki has worked with renowned artists and companies such as Jennifer Salk, Zoe|Juniper, Margarita Bali, Juliet McMains, Diana Garcia-Synder, Alexandra Jane Bradshaw-Yerby, Noelle Price(PriceArts), Ari Rudenko(Prehistoric Body Theater), Sara Pearson and Patrick Widrig. Her choreography has been presented in various venues such as On The Boards(USA), University of Washington Dance Major's Concert(Seattle, USA), and the Young Artist/New Work Festival in Bates Dance Festival(Maine, USA). As a producer, she has worked with the University of Washington Dance department and Dylan Ward (Sleep Nod) in producing artwork in the Seattle Area.
Born and raised in China, Kyki received extensive training in Traditional Chinese Folk dance before entering the world of competitive Ballroom and cheerleading at age 15. Drawn by the powerful hip-hop movement, she received five years of intensive training in Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Jazz Funk from various studios including Storm Dance Studio(China) and Millenium Dance Complex in LA, US. In 2014, she became a Certified International Jazz Trainer and started her own dance studio- BOOM(Be of One Mind) - in China. Since majoring in Dance at the University of Washington, Kyki re-discovered her passion for concert dance. She has quickly gained proficiency in ballet and modern, while passionately expanding her movement vocabulary through contact improv, ecstatic dance, Butoh, salsa, tango, capoeira, Countertechnique and so on.
Kyki believes in the transformative power of art. She continues to grow, learn and give back to the community through dance.
Certified International Jazz Trainer
RYT-200 Yoga Teacher (Trained in Iyengar yoga lineage)
Ecstatic Dance Facilitator
Somatic and Alignment Based Movement Research