The Artists

Yan Lam      
~  Founder and Artistic Director of the Toronto Chinese Dance Company
~  Founder and Principal of the Toronto Chinese Dance Academy

Ms. Lam received her training in Chinese dance from some of China's top teachers from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy. She also studied ballet under Svea Eklof, former prima ballerina of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and modern dance under Robert Derosiers, internationally known dance wizard. She is a certified senior teacher of the Beijing Dance Academy Chinese Dance Examination Syllabus, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Kiwanis Dance Festival of Toronto. Ms. Lam also holds Honours co-op degrees in Mathematics for Computer Science, and for Combinatorics & Optimization, from the University of Waterloo.

Over the years, Ms. Lam has devoted much of her time in promoting the Chinese dance art form in Canada. As a performer, Ms. Lam performed in cities across Canada and US. As a choreographer, she created dances for television and pop stars in concerts such as Teresa Cheung. As an artistic director, she has choreographed and directed over 20 full-length dance productions, and adjudicated at festivals. Ms. Lam has also taught Chinese dance classes for the Toronto, and the Peel Region District School Board. She frequently collaborates with other Canadian artists in multi-disciplinary, multi-media projects.

Chi Cheng      
~  Co-Founder and Choreographer of the Toronto Chinese Dance Company
~  Co-Founder of the Toronto Chinese Dance Academy

Chi is a professional engineer, who is also a dance artist. Chi has guest-performed many leading roles in performances of various Chinese dance companies in Toronto. His own dance creations include Heros, Drum and Cymbals, Dragon Warriors.

Company Dancers

Bonnie Ip June Li Michelle Young
Catherine Yiu Bill Cheng Jennifer Lau
Susan Liu Mihail Salariu Barbara Wong
Rebecca Li