North America Dance Association (NADA), headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a collective of international dance choreographers, performers, educators and other dance professionals. NADA works to forge close relationships between professional dance artists all over the world, to foster an international dance community built upon artistic exchange.
Our mission is to pass on and share the deep history and cultural significance of Chinese dance throughout North America, to support and promote artistic exchange between North America and China through dance, and continue to contribute to the growing international culture of Boston. Every year NADA organizes a number of artistic exchange platforms, educational seminars, original pieces, professional training, large-scale performances, dance competitions and international events.
Ms. Ke Ke is the founder, lead choreographer, and principal instructor at Angel Performing Arts, Inc. (Angel Dance) and Angel Dance Company (ADC). Ms. Ke Ke’s dance career began at age 6 in Beijing, China. In 1998, she joined the Beijing Dance Academy and quickly became a well-recognized figure in the Chinese national dance circuit and was acclaimed for her roles in several national dance productions. While maintaining an active dancing schedule, Ms. Ke Ke also taught at Central China Television (CCTV) station, where she developed a reputation as the dance instructor for some of China’s best-known film and TV actors. Ms. Ke Ke’s successful career brought her to the United States in 2001. She first taught for several dance companies in greater Chicago. In late 2001, she formed Angel Performing Arts in order to deliver traditional and authentic Chinese dance program as performing arts. In 2004, Ms. Ke Ke and Angel Dance relocated to Boston. Ms. Ke Ke and Angel Dance have been well-recognized ever since as the leading choreographer and most established Chinese dance school, respectively, throughout New England. She has choreographed and directed more than sixty outstanding dance performances and routines, including “In the Depth of Bamboos”, “Plum in Snow”, “Lily in the Wind” and “Dancing Youth”. With a firm belief and vision to integrate the traditional Chinese dance into mainstream dances in the US, Ms. Ke Ke has reached out and cultivated extensive relationships with her American counterparts and has been widely recognized in her profession and acclaimed by the dance communities in the region
1960年考入北京舞蹈学校 并以优异的成绩提前被中国最著名的芭蕾舞团-中央芭蕾舞剧团录取。期间曾在 “红色娘子军”中饰演吴青华。在舞剧“沂蒙颂”中饰演英嫂。在舞剧“白毛女”中饰演白毛女。参加剧团众多大型表演和小节目的演出如“天鹅湖”“希尔维娅”“唐吉诃德”“鱼美人”“祝福”“林黛玉”等并随团出访 阿尔巴尼亚 罗马尼亚 南斯拉夫 菲律宾 英国 前苏联等国家。1987年移民美国，在印地安那波利斯芭蕾舞团。并出演了“胡桃夹子”“睡美人”吉赛尔”等大型舞剧和小节目的演出活动中担任领舞。期间在两个学校教芭蕾舞课和脚尖课。郝老师目前在美国，几十年培养教育了一批又一批芭蕾舞爱好者。孩子们家长们对郝老师严格严谨的认真教学给予高度好评～
Lin Ke (中国）
Ms. Ke Lin began her distinguished career in dance as a Mongolian dancer and performance artist. She was a principal dancer in Chinese National dance troupe. She has played leading roles in many grand-scale dance productions. She has also been the leading dancer in numerous Chinese ethnic and folk dance performances. In recent years, Ms. Ke Lin has been dedicated to the research of traditional Chinese ethnic and folk dances, as well as teaching young professional dancers and students. A frequent visitor to the United States, Ms. Ke Lin currently resides in Beijing, China.
Ms. Min Luo is the founder and artistic director of HappyFeet Dance School & Performance, and HappyFeet Dance Company.
At the young age of five, Ms. Luo discovered her passion for Chinese dance. Ms. Luo has dedicated more than 30 years of her life to training, performing, and teaching the art of traditional Chinese dance. Today as a proud Chinese-American and Texan, Ms. Luo is fully devoted to sharing the best of China’s performing arts and culture with her students and the American general public.
Miss Xiaowan Yan is a choreographer and teacher with over five years of professional performance and teaching experience. In 2014, Yan tested into the world renowned Alvin Ailey School where she is finishing a three-year program with professional training in ballet, modern, choreography, Horton technique, Dunham technique, jazz, pilates, health and nutrition, and music.
Miss Yan graduated from Shanghai Theater Academy with a degree in Chinese Classical Dance Performance. During the years 2009 to 2011 she won the first place scholarship for the academy. In the 10th Taoli Cup she placed third in Division A for her personal program and has performed leading roles in many of China’s classical dance dramas including Yang Guifei and Red. In addition to her performance experience, Yan also has professional education in Chinese classical dance, Chinese folk dance, modern, contemporary, choreography, teaching methodology, cultural and psychological education. Yan has been teaching for Angel Performing Arts since 2014 and is loved by all her students and their parents! Ms Yan is Principal instructor and Director of NADA dance company.