The epitome of a multifaceted dance artist, Anna CY Chan has brought her years of experience in the studio, on stage, backstage and behind the scenes to her current position as the Dean of The School of Dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Conveying to us all that every experience and opportunity counts, Anna is all about pursuing your dreams in dance with passion, perseverance and commitment. Of course, any dream requires you to work hard and master your craft. So to learn from the dancing masters yourself, you gotta hit the classrooms or better yet the studios!
Hong Kong has an amazing dance scene, and many of the active dance professionals in the community are former graduates of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts! Studying dance is not limited to learning movements and steps, there is so much more to discover. The world of dance is expansive and continuously growing, so here to give you all the know on Hong Kong’s highly esteemed performing arts academy is Ms. Anna CY Chan herself!
Covering your most burning questions, Anna discusses the various types of programs offered at The School of Dance, as well as tips for prospective auditioning students. Plus, we give you an inside look at the classes taken by the Bachelor of Fine Arts dance students, as well as some of their performance productions. So throw on your backpack, because we are going back to school with The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts!
Director and Producer: Lon Ting
Interviewer: Melinda Gaskin
Translators: Christy Chan, Ivy Tang, Yankei Lam
Videographer and Video Editing: Manuel Wong Ho
Production by: MWH Studio