Education:


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

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:


Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Dance Competition World Final 2017
Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup 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-present

Teaching Assistant

Instructor: Fundamentals of Ballet, Chinese Dance 

Teaching Assistant: Dance History 

​Production Office: Theater and Dance Performance Study Department 


Kuai Mei Gou Network Technology Co., Ltd.
2015-Present

​Principal


Xing Dance Theater 

2016-Present

Director, Choreographer, Dancer  


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


Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble

2007-2011

Dancer, Writer, Host

Published Articles: 

“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. He began professional dance training in ballet and Chinese classical dance at age thirteen, holds a BFA in dance from Shanxi Academy of Arts, a M.Ed. from Salisbury University, and currently is a MFA Dance candidate at University of Maryland College Park. 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 over 300 times and toured over 100 cities including the China Greater National Theatre, Shanghai Greater Theatre and the Kennedy Center Washington D.C. From 2010 to 2015, he worked as a dance instructor in a tenured position at the Shanxi Academy of Arts. 

Xing has received multiple scholarships and accolades including: the China National Scholarship (2010), Zhang Jigang Scholarship (2009 and 2010), Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship (2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008), First Place China Dance Association Performance of the Latest Research and Pedagogical Results (2010), Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Dance Competition Washington DC Region (2016), and Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Dance Competition World Final Los Angeles (2017).

He currently is a teaching assistant at the University of Maryland, director of Xing Dance Theater, and principal of Kuai Mei Gou Network Technology Company.

​​Key Performances:

Another Side of You
2017
Length 30 min
Choreographer and Dancer
The Clarice Performing Art Center Second Season 


Emotion. Memory. Desire.
2017 
Choreographer and Dancer

​UMD Shared Grad Concert 


Dancing in the Closet 
2016
Choreographer and Dancer 

UMD On the Move at the Kennedy Center 


Invoking Justice by Curtis Stedge
2016

Length 50 min
UMD Spring MFA Dance Thesis Concert 

Un Castell built for two by Orange Grove Dance 
2016
Length 60 min

Another Side of You (Part 1)

2016

Choreographer and Dancer
UMD Shared Grad Dance Concert 


Ink
2016

Choreographer and Dancer
NextNow Dance Festival 


Rapture by Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig
2015
Length 50 min
UMD Faculty Dance Concert 


Noam Chiem by Sinclair Ogaga Imogene
2015
Length 50 min
UMD Fall MFA Dance Thesis Concert 


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, 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.


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


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 with a cast of 3,200.


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


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.


Shanxi Television New Year's Gala

2006, 2007, 2010

Taiyuan City, Shanxi 


Across

2008

Length 120 min
Performed in Ningbo City. 


Beijing Olympic Games

2008

Performed in events in celebration of the games. ​


Ancient City Cultural Performance 
2007
Performed in Pingyao City.