HPAA Founder & Artistic Director
Mr. Feng Han is the founder and artistic director of HPAA. Mr. Han graduated from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy’s Classical Chinese Dance Department. He was the principal dancer and choreographer of the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre.
He has won numerous awards and honors, such as the the Lotus Award, the most famous dance award in China. He has been recognized as 1st Rank Actor by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, and he is a member of the Chinese Dancers’ Association. He is also currently serving as CPAA's artistic director.
While working at Sound, Sight, & Action Theatrical Production Company in the US as artistic director, he earned Canada's DORA Best Choreography Award twice with dance dramas "Tang Concubine" and "The Monkey King". He is the first Chinese to win this award. His artistic pieces have won Gold Medals at China’s Acrobatic Award and at a number of well known international competitions while working as guest choreographer and artistic instructor at Beijing Acrobatic Troupe.
He has been invited to serve as a dance and skills instructor by the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre, the Beijing Opera and Dance Drama Theatre, the Chinese National Gymnastic Team, and more. Actors and athletes he taught have won medals and honors in competitions in China, as well as abroad.
Mr. Feng Han has accumulated years of valuable experience and expertise in dancing, choreographing, and teaching.
HPAA Senior Instructor
Graduated from the Department of Classical Dance, Beijing Dance Academy, majoring in table teaching. Served successively in the Zongzheng Song and Dance Ensemble, China Opera, and Dance Theater. Participated in many dance dramas and national large-scale theatrical performances including the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Started teaching work in 2013 and taught at the Art Training Department of China Opera and Dance Theater. She has successively served as the examiner of the director of the Art Examination Committee of the Chinese Opera and Dance Theater, the judge of the 6th Chinese Art Global Competition, and the judge of the Beijing Special Session of the 7th National Campus Culture and Art Festival. She also serves as Beijing Acrobatic Troupe, Beijing Gymnastics Team, Beijing Experimental Primary School dance teacher, and art director.
The works edited by her participated in the 18th Beijing Art Festival and won the gold medal. She was also awarded the title of Excellent Teacher in the Education System of Xicheng District, Beijing. Rich in teaching and creation.
HPAA Senior Instructor
Trained and graduated from Professional Ballet School under directors Carmela Zegarelli Peter and Zoltan Peter. She joined Queen City Ballet Company under director Campbell Midgley, where she performed lead roles in full lengths of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty.
Ms. Dodge is currently on the faculty as an instructor for several dance studios in the Bay Area. She holds a degree in Radiologic Science and also continues to dance and instruct as a freelance artist in the Bay Area.