The Artists' Director - Ms. Jin, Yu

As a 1961 graduate of the An Huei Art Academy, Ms. Jin studied traditional Chinese dance, Chinese folk dance and choreography. She also received the other academic trainings such as lighting, make-up and custom design. Since the graduation, she has not only successfully expanded her career as both a dancer and a choreographer, but also devoted herself as a dance teacher in promoting the Chinese dance art.

Dance is in the spirit of Ms. Yu Jin. Since she immigrated to the U.S. in 1986, she started seeking to broaden her skills and to enrich her knowledge of performing arts based on her high learning and training in China. Shortly after she arrived in the US, she realized that she has an unquenchable desire to remove the boundaries between the American and Chinese cultures. The more she appreciates the rich nutrition from her deep root in China, the more eager she is to foster and to deepen communication and understanding between the Chinese and American peoples.

       

Yu Yu Jin has been actively involved in preserving and promoting the art of Chinese classical and folk dances. In 1990, she demonstrated and coached American dancing teachers in the "Red Ribbon" dance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2000, Ms. Yu Jin founded her Golden Universe Dance Studio (GUDS) in Washington D.C. During the past sixteen years, GUDS initiated, organized, and participated in numerous dance and cultural events. In 2004, 2008 and 2010, Ms. Jin held and directed special Chinese Dance night performances named "Youth China" series "one", "two", and "three". These performances received high praise from people from all walks of life, and she received an inscription by Chinese ambassador to the US, and official "Honor Memorial Certificate". In the third issue of 2009, Dancer Magazine published an article for introduction and comments of these performances by dance critic Judith Lynne Hanna, Ph.D. In 2006, Ms. Jin directed the 8th "Festival of China" at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington D.C. which also received great acclaim and recognition. Mrs. Jin attended the 9th National Cultural Representative Conference in China, and received an exclusive interview by the "Chinese World" program of CCTV (China Central TV). Ms. Jin was extremely honored to be invited to meet Chinese President Jintao Hu during his state visit to the US in 2011; she was also honored to be invited to meet Chinese Vice President Jinping Xi in 2012 during his state visit to the US. In 2015, Ms. Jin was named as Outstanding Chinese Person in the Greater Washington Area.