​Selection of Key Performances:

The Inspiration of Shape in Water

Asia Contemporary Ballet Festival

November 26-28, 2021

Gangdong Art Center

Gangdong, Seoul, South Korea


Citizen

Sunflower

DC Choreography Dance Festival 

September 18, 2021

Washington DC, USA


Shape in Water

Festival International de Danza Contemporanea de Mexico

August 15, 2021

Centro Nacional de las Arts Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico


Fire

Water

In My Mother’s Footsteps

Washington International Gala

February 26, 2021

Washington DC, USA


Shape in Water
Peabody Dance! Festival
January 31, 2021
Baltimore, MD USA


Shape in Water

Seoul Choreography International Dance Festival

December 3-7, 2019

Arko Arts Theatre - Main Hall

Seoul, South Korea


Shape in Water
The Dance Gallery Festival

September 28 8PM

September 29 3PM

Ailey Citigroup Theater

New York, NY USA

Shape in Water
Detroit City Dance Festival

August 24, 2019

Detroit, MI USA

Fire II
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
August 17 @6:00PM
Inside/Out Stage 
Becket, MA USA


Bodies. Water. Fire

Beijing Dance Festival 

July 24, 2019

Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

Beijing, China


​Equinoxe and Solstice

July 20, 2019

Directing and performing an evening Dance Production
Taiyuan Dance Festival
Star Light Theater
Taiyuan, Shanxi China


Shape in Water

May 18-19

SAI Dance Festival 

Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater 

Saitama, Japan


Shape in Water
Richmond Dance Festival 

May 10-11
Dogtown Dance Theatre
Richmond, VA USA


Fire

China, America 2019 Chinese New Year Gala 

February 11, 2019
The Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Washington, DC USA


Reunion, Shutong, Red 
Washington 2019 Chinese New Year Gala 

February 9, 2019
Center for the Arts- George Mason University

Fairfax, VA USA


Shape in Water
2019 Baltimore Dance Invitational 

February 6, 2019
The Gordon Center for Performing Arts

Owings Mills, MD USA


A Man's Requiem 

November 21-22, 2018
Soloist  in A Man's Requiem with Busan Metropolitan Dance Company
by KIM Yongchul
Busan Cultural Center Main Theater

Busan, South Korea


Earth. Water. Fire. Bodies

Global Perspectives Festival

October 27-28 2018

Dance Place

Washington, DC USA


Drowning to Death act 2: Shape in Water

Beijing Dance Festival 

July 2018

Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

Beijing, China


Casita ​by PrioreDance

​Jacobs Pillow​ Dance Festival

July 2018
inside/out stage 

Becket, MA USA

Confucius
May 24 2018
Shakespeare Theater

Washington, DC USA

Fire

Maryland Campaign

May 2018
(Equinoxes and Solstices)
The Clarice Performing Art Center Dekelboum Concert Hall

College Park, MD USA

Drowning to Death act 2: Shape in Water

Shared Grad Concert

April 2018
The Clarice Performing Art Center Dance Theatre

College Park, MD USA


Ink

Peabody Spring Dance Showcase 

2018 March
Guest performer 

​Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

Baltimore, MD USA

Equinoxes and Solstices​

2018 March
Directing and performing a 40 minuet Dance Production 
UMD MFA Dance Thesis Concert 
The Clarice Performing Art Center Dance Theatre

College Park, MD USA


Another Side of You
The Clarice Performing Art Center Second Season 

2017
Length 30 min
Choreographer and Dancer

The Clarice Performing Art Center Dance Theatre

College Park, MD USA


Emotion. Memory. Desire.
UMD Shared Grad Concert 

2017 April 
Choreographer and Dancer

​The Clarice Performing Art Center Dance Theatre

College Park, MD USA


Dancing in the Closet 
UMD On the Move at the Kennedy Center

2016
Choreographer and Dancer 
the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Washington, DC USA


Invoking Justice by Curtis Stedge
UMD Spring MFA Dance Thesis Concert 

2016

Length 50 min

The Clarice Performing Art Center Kogod Theatre

College Park, MD USA

Un Castell built for two by Orange Grove Dance 
2016
Length 60 min
Joe's Movement Emporium

Washington, DC USA


Another Side of You (Part 1)

UMD Shared Grad Dance Concert 

2016

Choreographer and Dancer
The Clarice Performing Art Center Dance Theatre

College Park, MD USA


Ink
NextNow Dance Festival 

2016
Choreographer and Dancer

The Clarice Performing Art Center Dance Theatre

College Park, MD USA


Rapture by Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig
UMD Faculty Dance Concert 

2015
Length 50 min

The Clarice Performing Art Center Dance Theatre

College Park, MD USA


Noam Chiem by Sinclair Ogaga Imogene
UMD Fall MFA Dance Thesis Concert 

2015
Length 50 min

​The Clarice Performing Art Center Dance Theatre

College Park, MD USA


Goodbye My Esmeralda

Guest Performer 

2013 SU Dance Concert

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD USA


Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall by Jigang Zhang

2007-2011

Length 120 min
Performed over 300 times (Including at China Greater National Theatre, Shanghai Greater Theatre, the Kennedy Center Opera House, Shanxi Greater Theatre, Hong Kong Tunmen Theatre, Hangzhou Greater Theatre, Daqing Greater Theatre, Chongqing Greater Theatre, Ningxia Greater Theatre, Ningbo Greater Theatre). Tragic love story that tells the tale of 20th century class differences in China set in the format of a traditional dance drama.

 
Dancing Miracle 

2007-2011

Length 90 min
Showcase of Chinese Classical Dance and Chinese Folk Dance.


Youyu Tourism and Culture Festival 
2010
Performed in the opening ceremonies

Youyu, Shanxi China

Shanghai World Expo 
2010
Performed in events in celebration of the expo

Shanghai, China


Road to Revival

2009

Length 180 min
Performed in Beijing including for the President of China in the Great Hall of the People. 
A grand music and dance theatre production

Beijing, China


Ningxia International Expo 
2009
​Performed in the Cultural and Artistic Tourism Show

Ningxia, China


CCTV New Year’s Gala (Also known as the Spring Festival Gala)

2008

Length 270 min
The CCTV Gala has the largest audience for any entertainment show in the world

Beijing, China


Shanxi Television New Year's Gala

2006, 2007, 2010

Taiyuan, Shanxi 


Across

2008

Length 120 min
Performed in Ningbo Grand Theater

Ningbo, China 


Beijing Olympic Games

2008

Performed in events in celebration of the games. ​

Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

Beijing, China.


Ancient City Cultural Performance 
2007.1-2007. 7

Yunjing Cheng Theater
Pingyao City, China


Education:


University of Maryland 
M.F.A. 2015-2018
Master of Fine Art in Dance Performance and Choreography 


Salisbury University
M.Ed. 2012-2014
Master of Education in Leadership

Shanxi Academy of Arts
B.F.A. 2005-2010
Dance Performance and Choreography 

Shanxi Drama Vocational College

Secondary Degree 2002-2005
Dance Performance in Ballet and Chinese Dance 


Recognition:


Baker Artist Award 2021

First Place Baltimore Relief Grant 2021

Russian Season School Choreography Residency 2021

Maryland State Independent Artist Award 2020

​China top 100 Dance Aesthetic Education Ambassador by Aesthetic Education China 2020

Baltimore Regional Independent Artist Award 2020

Baker Artist Award nominee 2020

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Chance to Dance top 3 2019

Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Chinese Dance Competition World Final 2017
Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Chinese Dance Competition Washington DC Region 2016

First Place,Zhang Jigang Encouragement Scholarship 2010
First Place, Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2010 
First Place, 57th CDA Performance of the Latest Research and Pedagogical Results 2010
First Place,
 Zhang Jigang Encouragement Scholarship 2009
First Place, China National Scholarship 2008
Third Place, Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2007
Third Place, Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2006
First Place, Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship 2005


Work Experience 


University of Maryland 

2015-2018

Teaching Assistant

Instructor: 

​Danc128 Fundamentals of Ballet,  Danc138c Chinese Dance, Danc148 Fundamentals of Modern Dance.

Teaching Assistant: Dance History 

​Production Office: Theater and Dance Performance Study Department 


Xing Dance Theater 

2016-Present

​Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer  

Recognized for having unique vision and aesthetics.
Invited and performed domestically and internationally, including at Jacobs Pillow and the Gallery Dance Festival.


Xing Dance Education

2018-Present

Director

Developed curriculum for technique and performance classes for students of all ages with over 100 students enrolled.
Established free online community program to introduce dance to the general public with 60-80 attendees per class.


City Dance Festival

2019-Present

​Artistic Director

Developed framework for international collaboration and engagement.
Hosted inaugural festival including B.F.A./M.F.A programs from 24 universities in China.

Provided full scholarships for over 70 participants and funding for 7 international presenters/artists. 


Amplotech
Program Director - OPT (One Year)

Developed international relationships between schools in China and USA.
Counseled students on how to select schools and navigate the application process.
Evaluated mobile app to enable schools and potential students to communicate.


Shanxi Academy of Arts 
2010-2015
Dance Instructor (Tenured Position)

​Taught Dance Performance and Repertory classes in a program with over 700 B.F.A. students.


Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble

2007-2011

Dancer, Writer, Host

Performed in over 500 stage shows throughout China and internationally.
Documented and published articles following major tours to further promote the dance company.


Published Articles: 

"Equinox and Solstice" College Park, MD 2018

“Forbidden Fruit, Conquer the American Audience” YiJing magazine, Taiyuan, China 2010
“The Road to Revival” Sanjin City Paper, Taiyuan, China 2009
“The Sacred Bear, Hone the Happiness” YiJing magazine, Taiyuan, China 2009​​




Allen Xing is a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist based in Baltimore, MD and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He began professional dance training in ballet and Chinese classical dance at age thirteen, holds a B.F.A in dance from Shanxi Academy of Arts in China, a M.Ed. from Salisbury University, and a M.F.A in Dance from  University of Maryland.


He is a former member of Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble from 2007-2011. He performed as a dancer in production Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall and toured over 100 cities including the China Greater National Theatre, Shanghai Greater Theatre, Hong Kong Tunmen Theater and the Kennedy Center Washington D.C. From 2010 to 2015. He worked as faculty in a tenured position at the Shanxi Academy of Arts. 

Xing has received multiple scholarships and accolades including: 2021 Baker Artist Award, 2021 First Place Baltimore Relief Grant, 2021 Russian Season School Choreography Residency, 2020 Maryland State Independent Artist Award and 2020 Baltimore Regional Independent Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, 2020 China top 100 Dance Aesthetic Education Ambassador by Aesthetic Education China, 2020 Baker Artist Award nominee, 2019 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Chance to Dance top 3, Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Dance Competition World Final Los Angeles (2017), Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Dance Competition Washington DC Region (2016), First Place China Dance Association Performance of the Latest Research and Pedagogical Results (2010), Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship (2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008), Zhang Jigang Scholarship (2009 and 2010), and the First Place China National Scholarship (2010).


Xing recently performed in many company projects including: Un Castell built for two by Orange Grove Dance, Rapture by PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER, Casita at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival by PrioreDance, A Man’s Requiem as soloist by Korea Busan Metropolitan Dance Company. His work has been invited and selected to present at the 2016 NextNow Festival, 2017 The Clarice Performing Art Center Second Season, 2018 Maryland Campaign, 2018 Peabody Spring Dance Showcase, 2018 Washington DC Global Perspectives Festival, 2018 Beijing Dance Festival, 2018 Maryland Dance Festival, 2019 The Kennedy Center China Spring New Year Festival Gala, 2019 Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, 2019 Beijing Dance Festival, 2019 Richmond Dance Festival, 2019/2021 Japan SAI International Dance Festival, 2019 Detroit City Dance Festival, 2019 City Dance Festival Choreography Showcase  -Taiyuan, 2019 Seoul choreography International Festival South Korea, 2019 Dance Gallery Festival New York City, 2020/2021 Joy of Dance OY Finland International Dance Gala, 2020/2021 Mexico City International Contemporary Dance Festival, 2021 Asian Contemporary Ballet Festival South Korea and Dance Place 2020 Season Washington DC.  


He currently is the artistic director of
Xing Dance Theater ,Xing Dance Education and City Dance Festival.

Photo: Tina Leu