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School of Dance, Film, and Theater


Chengxin Wei

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance: Modern, Ballet, Choreography, Chinese Dance

Putnam 107

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Mon: By Appointment
Tue: By Appointment
Wed: By Appointment
Thur: By Appointment
Fri: By Appointment

Chengxin Wei

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance: Modern, Ballet, Choreography, Chinese Dance

Chengxin Wei,A native of Dalian, China, Chengxin graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy in 1997, where he studied classical Chinese dance for eleven years and received his BFA degree. He subsequently worked for three years as principal dancer of the Guangdong Provincial Dance Theatre. Upon immigrating to Vancouver, BC in 2000, Chengxin appeared with numerous dance companies including Company Erasga, EDAM, Joe Ink, and Judith Marcuse Projects. Hailed as a “powerhouse performer”(Georgia Straight), Chengxin also danced with Ballet British Columbia for six seasons, where he appeared in works by John Alleyne, Agnes De Mille, Dominique Dumais, Nicolo Fonte, Mark Godden, James Kudelka, Jiri Kylian, Crystal Pite, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Peter Wyss, among others. In 2004, Chengxin co-founded Moving Dragon, a contemporary dance company that focuses on cross-cultural fusion between Eastern and Western dance styles.  Moving Dragon has performed in venues across Canada including the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), the CanAsian Dance Festival (Toronto), the InFrinGinG Dance Festival (Nanaimo), and CorresponDANSE (Quebec City).  Its repertoire of original contemporary work includes Yuan, Interplay, Lumina I and II, Triaspora, LuminUS and Koong. Chengxin is the recipient of the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, and the David Leighton Arts Fellowship Award, administered by the National Arts Center of Canada. He holds MFA in Dance from the University of Washington, Seattle and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Ohio University where he teaches Modern, Ballet and Dance Composition.


Educational Background:

BFA in Dance, Beijing Dance Academy 1997 MFA in Dance, University of Washington, Seattle 2012

Classes Being Taught:

DANC 3210/4210 Modern Technique V

DANC 2210 Modern Technique III

DANC 2020 Ballet Technique II Non-majors

DANC 2220 Ballet Technique III

DANC 1211 Modern Technique II

DANC 3221/4221 Ballet Technique VI & VIII

DANC 1231 Beg. Dance Comp

DANC 2020/3020 Non-major Ballet II/III