Internationally recognized as a versatile performer and choreographer, Yin Yue will join the BFA dance faculty of the Peabody Conservatory as artist-in-residence for the fall 2018 semester. She will teach modern technique classes and collaborate on creative research with our dance majors as well as offer workshops and master classes at Peabody’s Baltimore campus.
Artistic director and founder of the New York City-based contemporary dance ensemble YY Dance Company, Yin Yue was the winner of the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2015 International Commissioning Project, the 2015 BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and the Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013. She has been commissioned to create new works by all three companies as well as others including Limon Dance Company, Bruce Wood Dance, New Dialect, Balletto Teatro di Torino in Italy, Backhausdance, and George Mason University. Born and raised in Shanghai, she trained rigorously in technically-demanding and highly-structured Chinese classical and folk dance, as well as classical ballet technique, earning her undergraduate degree at Shanghai Normal University and her MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is the creator of an innovative contemporary dance technique called FoCo (Folk-Contemporary).
Chaired by dancer and choreographer danah bella, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance program at the Peabody Conservatory is enrolling its first class for the 2018-19 academic year. The new program builds on the Peabody Preparatory’s foundational work running one of the oldest dance training centers in the United States and leverages the strengths of the Peabody Conservatory’s status as both a premier conservatory and a division of Johns Hopkins University, a world-class scientific, medical, and research institution. In addition to developing as performing artists, students will explore the interconnections between dance, music, science, and medicine, and will have opportunities to develop expertise in other areas including composition, citizen artistry, performing arts medicine, movement therapy, and non-traditional approaches to pedagogy.