Bing Wang graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy in 1995. At the academy, he and Doudou Huang (now a famous Chinese folk choreographer) created the video course material for Chinese Dance Shen Yun (中国舞身韵). The material is still used today in the Chinese classical dance department of Beijing Dance Academy. From 1997-2002, he was a lead dancer at the Chinese National Opera and Dance Drama Theater (中国歌剧舞剧院) and performed at notable cultural events around the world. Later on, he became a choreographer for Chinese Central and Beijing TV. He began his teaching career as a lead instructor at the Chinese classical dance department of Beijing Shenji Academy where his students won top awards across the nation.
Kitty Xu graduated from China Shenyang Music Academy, majoring in dance and Beijing PLA Academy of Arts. To launch her dancing career, she worked as an instructor at Beijing Dance Academy. She's also choreographed performances for China Central TV (CCTV). This year marks the 20th year Kitty has been teaching in America since coming here in 2002. In her 20 years of teaching Kitty has won various awards over the years at many American dance competitions, including Best Choreography and Teacher of the Year multiple times. Under her leadership, we have also earned Studio of the Year at multiple competitions. Kitty’s choreography and her students have been involved in various events over the years including Google 春晚, Singtao Events, and Miss International Travel Fashion Events; with her students winning titles every year.
Chinese Dance/K-pop Instructor
Selina Chan: Selina has learned Chinese Dance from Kitty Xu and Bing Wang for 10 years and graduated from the Academy in 2015. Throughout her competitive dance career, she has won countless awards including Spotlight 2014 where she was crowned division winner for the whole event. After graduating she moved on to teach KPOP classes at De Anza College’s KDC (KPOP Dance Club) becoming an officer in 2017 and later becoming President of 40+ members from 2018-2021. With numerous years of being a TA and being a teacher during the summer months under her belt, Selina officially starts as a teacher at SVDA in 2021. Selina finds a great sense of joy through teaching and guiding her 6 classes currently, and can’t wait to share her passion with more students.
Mingyu Ye has her Masters Degree from Beijing Dance Academy. She's proficient in varieties of ballet pedagogics, character dance, contemporary dance and was certificated by Beijing Dance Academy and the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance. She has experience instructing students of all ages and is extremely passionate about her work.
Chinese Dance/Gymnastics Instructor
Xiaoming Wang graduated from Beijing Dance Academy with a major in Chinese classical dance in 2014. He participated in the inter-change performance in both Taiwan and the U.S during his academy years. Xiaoming's passion in teaching Chinese dance helps every student improve more on their dancing skills.
Marina Ebrahimi began rhythmic gymnastics training when she was 4 and began dancing at the age of 6. With six years of experience, Marina was a medalist in many Russian gymnastics championships. From the age of nine years old, she has dedicated her life to dancing. In 2003, Marina graduated from the Academy of Culture and Art, in Novosibirsk, Russia with a degree in Choreography as a Ballet Master with honors and awards. Marina has performed professionally with Irina Smirnova Collective, Victoria Dance Company, Sergey Suncov Collective, Seventh Sense Ballet Company performing various classical (Vaganova School of Ballet technique), jazz/modern, historical and character roles.
Marina has experience instructing students of all ages in classical ballet, character dance, gymnastics, and is extremely passionate about her work.
Jing Zhang joined Ballet San Jose in 2005 and has performed in ballets including Dennis Nahat’s The Nutcracker, Wes Chapman’s staging of Don Quixote, and Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella. Born in Shanghai, Ms. Zhang began her ballet studies at the Shanghai Dance School in 1993. In 2000, she progressed to the Specialty of Dance Department in the Opera and Dance College of the Shanghai Theatre Academy. During her tenure, Ms. Zhang participated in numerous competitions and garnered many awards. In 2013, Ms. Zhang became an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 7 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.Marina has experience instructing students of all ages in classical ballet, character dance, gymnastics, and is extremely passionate about her work.