Liu and Han
and Han are Chinese dance masters who excel in acting as much
as in dance. Dancers Ya Qin Han and Xin Jiu Liu reside now in
Santa Clara County, and work with Ann Woo, their administrative
Xin Jiu Liu has been a professional dancer with the renowned
Shanyang Dance Company in China, since the age of 14. Later he
became the principal dancer and the leader in charge of training
the company dancers. He was well-known for portraying various
characters in famous dance dramas such as Dagger Society, Silk
Road Episode, The White Hair Girl and others.
From 1979 to 1982, Liu was sent by the Shanyang Dance Company
to study choreography at Beijing Dance Academy. In the past 15
years, he toured all over China and Asia with various dance companies.
In 1993, Liu won the highest honor as a dance performer awarded
by the Cultural Ministry of China.
Ya Qin Han grew up in Shanyang City and has a similar background
as Liu, her husband. She was the female principal dancer of the
Shanyang Dance Company and made the perfect match for Liu as
his dance partner. This couple immigrated to the Bay Area in
October 1999 with "first preference status" (people of extraordinary
ability and internationally famous.)
First appeared in People Like Me 2000