Biography

Artistic Director Yin Yue of YY Dance Company is internationally recognized as a versatile performer and choreographer. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, she trained rigorously in technically-demanding and highly-structured Chinese classical and folk dance, as well as classical ballet technique at Shanghai Dance School. She earned her undergraduate degree at Shanghai Normal University, equipping her with performance credits that spanned festivals and showcases throughout China. After further pursuing her MFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of The Arts in 2008, Yin quickly gained recognition as a unique and exceptional talent among her peers. Yin created an innovative contemporary dance technique FoCo Technique that soon caught the attention of the dance industry and was taught by Yin Yue around the world. 

Yin Yue was the winner of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2015 International Commissioning Project, winner of the 2015 BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and winner of Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013. Through these high-profile successes, Yin was commissioned by all three widely-recognized companies as well as other companies and organizations namely Limon Dance Company, Alberta Ballet in Canada, Whim W’him, Bruce Wood Dance, Boston Dance Theater, 10 Hairy Legs, New Dialect,, Balletto Teatro di Torino in Italy, Backhausdance, Tisch School of The Arts. She was also awarded First Place in Choreography at National Professional Dance Competition in Shanghai, China, 92Y Harkness Dance 2016-2017 Artist In Residence, Emerging Choreographer of 2015 at Springboard Danse Montreal, as well as a finalist at The A.W.A.R.D Show 2010! presented by New York The Joyce Theater Foundation. Her work has been recognized by organizations and festivals such as SummerStage, Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalInside Out, Schrit_tmacherFestival in Aachen, Germany, Open Doors Dance Festival in Iowa City, New York International Fringe Festival, DanceNOW[NYC] at Joe's Pub, Peridance Capezio Theater, New York Live Arts, Dixon Place, La MaMa Moves International Festival and many more. Yin Yue’s repertoires have been re-staged by Rutgers University, George Mason University and dance studios such as MoveNYC, Dancewave, CityDance.

Yin Yue joined the BFA dance faculty of the Peabody Conservatory as artist-in-residence for the fall 2018 semester at John Hopkins University. She is also faculty at Peridance Center in NYC.

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About the Work

The Time Followed (excerpts)

Citizen (excerpts) - with original score by Juliane Jones and Doug Beiden

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