Cultural Exchange - My Journey
An autobiography of Ballet Dancer: Chen Min Lipman, Founder and Artistic Director of Les Ballets de lÓpera Chinois de New York, Inc.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chen Min Lipman
Chen Min Lipman is a graduate of the Beijing Ballet Academy. She studied the Vaganova method under Kirov master teacher Peter Gusev and was a member of the Beijing Central Ballet for 18 years as a leading dancer and choreographer.
Chen Min’s first choreographic piece in 1978 received acclaim from Dame Margot Fonteyn. In the past 30 years she has choreographed over 50 ballets, including a piece represented at International Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan. When Chen Min came to the U.S. in 1981, she attended the Martha Graham, Julliard and Jeffrey Schools. With the support of the Jeffrey Ballet School. she formed her own ballet company -The Silk Ballet. Chen Min has worked with various companies -the National Ballet of Canada, the Jeffrey Concert Group, Ottawa Ballet, Vancouver Goh Ballet and the Hong Kong Ballet. In 1994, Chen Min set a full-length work for the Russian State Ballet in Moscow.
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