All teaching artists attending online training by our Italy facilitators in a studio at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Everyone sitting on the floor, focusing on the big TV screen placed in the middle of the studio, attentively participating in the training session.

Training Programme for Teachers

Explore creative strategies for dance classes

We offer a 3-month hybrid and comprehensive training course for dance artists and arts practitioners who want to broaden their horizons and develop a specialty working with people with Parkinson’s disease.

As we believe quality teachers are the key to effective teaching, an extensive array of introductory talks, experiential classes and workshops on co-creation strategies are provided constantly by a team of international artists and researchers. Dance Well teachers are equipped with knowledge about the disease, know-how of creative strategies to deliver Dance Well classes for specific Parkinson’s disease’s symptoms and individuals, and skills to modify their movement teaching to improve the lives of the Parkinson’s population. Dance Well teachers also attend regular on-the-job development courses to enhance overall professional competence and keep abreast of the Dance Well approach.

Our Teachers

Dance Well teachers are a team of local veteran dance professionals who embrace diversity of a person’s movement abilities and believe in the transformative power of dance for the Parkinson’s disease community.

Fee Chan

Fee CHAN is a theatre director, multimedia creator and Artistic Director of Littlebreath Creative Workshop, gazing at the living conditions of people in the contemporary world through her creations and projects. Her recent works and projects include
Our Land, Our Sea, Project Seeing, Kassandra or the World as the End of Representation (Performance of the Year at the IATC Critics Award), etc.

Grace Chan

Grace CHAN is the founder of DWC Asia Company and host of the Dance World Cup Asian region organising regional qualifying matches and heading teams to attend the Dance World Cup Final in Europe every year. She is also the founder of the Channy Stage Arts Workshop established in 2008, a committee member of the Hong Kong Association of Dance Medicine and Science, columnist writer at Dance Journal, member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. She graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a master’s degree in Dance Science and from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Karen Chan

Karen CHAN graduated from the School of Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Musical Theatre Dance. In addition to performing a number of musicals, she also choreographed for various theatre works.

She started learning sign language about six years ago and started to work in the visual interpretation of sign language in recent years. She has just acted as a body and sign language performer at the Hong Kong Arts Festival’s performance Por Por.

She is currently a choreographer, tap dancer and musical theatre performer.

Bobbi Chen

Bobbi CHEN received a master's degree in Choreography with full scholarship at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and a bachelor's degree in Dance from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. She had spent a great seven years as a professional dancer in Singapore, where she toured internationally and performed various memorable roles. She is also actively involved in several arts outreach programmes for senior citizens and youth, as well as creative dance project for children.

Bobbi enjoys collaborative experiences and had collaborated with various directors, choreographers, visual artists, architects and composers in several cross-interdisciplinary projects. She enjoys the process as they enhance her artistic voice as a performing artist and educator.

Kerry Cheung

Kerry CHEUNG is an independent performer. Graduated from the Department of Nursing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she enjoys exploring the connection between the body and performance, people and the environment. She is also passionate about all kinds of physical training, communication and experimentation. A former artist-in-residence at Unlock Dancing Plaza, she is committed to broadening the public's imagination of dance, creating works and leading workshops, and reaching out to local and overseas audiences of different age groups.

Virginia Cho

Virginia CHO is the founder of Virginia Dance Theatre and a certified instructor of the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing. She mainly teaches jazz dance, contemporary dance and theatre dance. Her students have achieved excellent results in dance examinations and have won significant awards in various local and overseas dance competitions.

She has served as a dance teacher at Caritas Lok Yi School, Dancing Kid, Lok Wah Estate Community Centre, etc., and has taught dance to people with different degrees of spasm, disabilities and autism.

Ada Ho

Ada HO obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree from the School of Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1999 and was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Scholarship to study in the US. She has participated in various dance, theatre and musical performances as an actress, dancer, choreographer, dance director and producer, and has been engaged in dance education in Hong Kong. Her recent dance work is Endless Thread. She is currently Artistic Director of Know Space and a dance instructor of Radix Troupe.

Frankie Ho

Upon graduation from the Musical Theatre Dance Programme of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), Frankie HO continued her dance studies in the US at the Purchase campus of the State University of New York and the Broadway Dance Centre in New York City, funded by the Music and Dance Fund Scholarship of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Under the joint sponsorship of the Jiri Kylian Foundation and the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Frankie attended a cultural exchange programme at the Nederlands Dans Theater in Den Haag, Holland. Frankie is also an active creator. In addition to her dance works, she also participated in choreography for theatre, ads, films and commercial events.

Julianna Ho

Julianna HO is a freelance teaching artist based in Hong Kong.

She graduated with a Master of Education (MEd) degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Contemporary Dance and Dance Education) from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is currently a lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Metropolitan University, and Artistic Director of Rice Journey Studio & Production.

She believes that arts education is one of the paths for a human to become human, and her mission is to open up everyone’s hearts and unleash the hidden grooves that have been long covered.

Ho Ming-yan

HO Ming-yan graduated from the Department of Contemporary Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Choreography. She is a freelancer whose works and life revolve around creation, performance and education. She is glad to communicate and cooperate with artists from various media and backgrounds.

Ho Tak-ching

Born and raised in Hong Kong.

Freelancer for living, love what I do and do what I love.

Live the moment in the performing arts industry as a producer or stage manager or instructor.

Full of wonders, always a learner, still exploring interesting territories in the world.

Yon Jiang

Yon JIANG started dancing at the age of four, completed her Contemporary Dance Diploma programme at Guangdong Dance School, and then studied contemporary dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 2005, she joined the Hong Kong Disneyland as a parade dancer, participated in various forms of performance, and was promoted as the entertainment lead. During 2016-2021, she was a full-time body rhythm teacher for the “Leap!” programme of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. She is currently a freelance dancer teaching body rhythm and Chinese dance.

Avina Kong

Avina KONG started learning national folk dance at secondary school age under Frederick Yeung. Later, she was invited to join the Hong Kong South East Asia Dance Troupe and continued her study in folkloric Asian dance under Surianty Liu. She had performed in various kinds of dance events and participated in cultural exchange programmes in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

Avina obtained an Advance Certificate of National Dance from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Since 2003, she is teaching both oriental and national folk dance at St. Paul's Convent School (Secondary Section).

Crista Kwok

Graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in Counselling, Crista KWOK is also a US registered dance and movement therapist, certified somatic experiencing practitioner and DanceAbility teacher. Her serving population includes the elderly with mental and physical illness, intellectual disability, dementia, etc. She believes that dance and movement are ways to help the elderly for better well-being.

Vivian Kwok

Vivian KWOK was trained in London as a ballet teacher at the Royal Academy of Dance in 1977 and started her own ballet school in 1984. She is an adjudicator for the Hong Kong Schools Dance Festival, an examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and an examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance. In 1990, she was the champion of the Open Section in the Hong Kong Yamaha Electone Festival. Vivian holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Computing and a master’s degree in Education.

Natalie Lau

Natalie LAU graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Contemporary Dance and minoring in Dance Education. Dance has changed Natalie’s sensitivity to people and things around her. She hopes to share her passion for dance with others during the journey of discovery. She also teaches body movement and is entitled to the Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Teaching Status.

Andy Lee

Andy LEE studied Contemporary Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and is currently the artist-in-residence at Unlock Dancing Plaza. He has participated in performances and workshops in dance festivals in Japan, Korea, Taipei, Beijing and Guiyang. Recently he focuses on public engagement and dance arts for the elderly.

Coral Lee

Coral LEE received her bachelor's degree in Dance from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and a post-graduate diploma in Community Dance Studies from Laban Centre London and London City University. She is an ISTD registered ballet teacher, contemporary dance teacher and certified myofascial release instructor. She is a dance teacher at Hong Kong Music Therapy Centre professional team specialises in early childhood and special education. She has also voluntarily assisted in counselling and mental health services with NGOs recently. She is an Argentine tango lover since 2005.

Eve Leung

Eve LEUNG is a performer and dance educator graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1998, and also one of the founders of R&T (Rhythm & Tempo) Tap Company. She is currently a Registered Arts Therapist (AThR) graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in 2019 and has worked with students with visual impairment, children with autism, adolescents with SEN as well as the elderly.

JJ Leung

JJ Leung has been a full-time hip-hop dance instructor for more than 14 years. She is also a yoga instructor and a meditation practitioner.

"The first thing that made me feel what it means to live in the moment is dancing. Dance and music have brought a great change in my life – making me aware of my body and feel the moment, leading me to explore the meaning of life and learn to love all that you are at the moment. I am grateful for sharing myself with the world, sharing our passion with each other, and living freely in the moment together!”

Cherry Ling

Cherry LING graduated from the University of Manchester and received 2-year Dramatic Arts Training at Radix Troupe. She is currently a freelancer participating in teaching, dubbing work and various types of performances, and also a teaching artist at Unlock Dancing Plaza.

She is experienced in devising and immersive works. Her performance in the devising work Makye Ame (2019) presented in the Let's Be Together Arts Festival × Hong Kong won the Cultural Exchange Award and re-run in Hengchun, Taiwan. Other works include immersive and forum theatre.

David Liu

Originally from Taiwan, David LIU immigrated to the US at age six and began formal training in dance and figure skating by age eight. In dance, he attended New York City Ballet's School of American Ballet on full scholarship. Later, David continued his competitive figure skating career and competed at three Olympic Games representing Taiwan. Professionally, David was Co-Artistic Director of Ice Theatre of New York and worked with companies such as Hong Kong Ballet and Singapore Dance Theatre. He earned an MFA degree in Dance and a MA degree in Counselling. Currently, he teaches Gaga and maintains his practice as a mental health therapist.

Kingsan Lo

Kingsan LO is a professionally trained versatile artist specialising in body movement and energy harmonisation. Graduated in Contemporary Dance from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, he later received his Master's degree from the London Contemporary Dance School, which equipped him with a thorough and profound understanding of movements and expressions. His enthusiasm attracts great teachers and masters to share the ancient eastern wisdom and techniques with him. The opportunity of understanding Qi Gong and Wing Chun provides inspiration for his choreography art and the one-of-his-kind self-exploration and discovery techniques.

Vinci Mok

Vinci MOK worked in print media and film art in her early years and obtained a Diploma in Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is Artistic Director of Moving Arts Hong Kong and Hurtling Calves Butoh Dance Theatre. Currently a pluralistic creative art freelancer interested in dance, drama, physical and behavioural art forms, she has participated in various dance performances, festivals, creations and teaching in Europe and Asia. In recent years, she has introduced elements such as five senses, sound therapy, resonance and painting into her body teaching for different ages, classes, disabilities and ethnicities.

Mon Ning

Mon NING graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Contemporary Dance. Afterwards, she was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship to study new dance at the Amsterdam University of the Arts in the Netherlands. She has participated in performances, choreography and teaching for various organisations including the City Contemporary Dance Company, E-Side Dance Company and DanceArt Hong Kong and won several choreography awards in Schools Dance Festival. She has taught at the Hong Kong Ballet's Multimedia Dance Education Programme and the Education University of Hong Kong, and served as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Sports Science & Physical Education of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a tutor for the CCDC Dance Centre (Dancing in the Sun). She also obtained Foundation Certificate in Physiotherapist Assistant Training.

Ong Yong-lock

ONG Yong-lock was born in Malaysia. He joined the Hong Kong Dance Company in 1989 and then the City Contemporary Dance Company in 1993. In 2002, he founded Unlock Dancing Plaza with Elsie Chau and has served as Artistic Director to promote dance, advocating dance on the basis of individual and the idea of "everyone can dance". In 2014, he was awarded Artist of the Year in the Dance Category at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards.

Jay Peng

Jay PENG, choreographer/singer/director.

He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Choreography and Directing from the School of Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and is currently studying in the Master of Fine Arts programme in Directing at the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is Artistic Director of Shanghai DBT Dance Company and a teacher of choreography and research section of the School of Arts at Shanghai University of Sport. His works have been shown in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, US, Sweden, France and other countries and regions.

Wayson Poon

Hong Kong Contemporary Dance Artist. He bases in Hong Kong and is creating, performing, and doing research in different parts of the world. Wayson integrated Asian philosophy and Taoism "Qi" to form his concept of contemporary dance. His works are extremely delicate in motion, and inducing the audience to travel in the experience of "non-duality" in a poetic field, that is awakening people's consciousness and providing the possibility in body-mind. Wayson was awarded the Hong Kong Arts Development Award for Young Artist (Dance) in 2016, and he was a recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship 2019.

Mary Jane Tang

Mary Jane TANG holds a Dance & Theatre Performance Bachelor of Arts degree, and a K-12 teachers certification from Plymouth State University, NH, USA in 2004. She is also a certified yoga instructor, specialising in creative dance development, dance compositions and somatic for infants to elderlies, to re-find individual body awareness through everyday movements with breath, stillness and dance expressions.

Liz Tsui

Liz TSUI graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, majoring in Contemporary Dance, Dance Pedagogy and Choreography. After graduation, she cooperated with DanceArt Hong Kong, City Contemporary Dance Company, Passoverdance, Y-Space, Unlock Dancing Plaza, PIP Theatre and Pui Ching Middle School. From 2010 to 2022, she served as a tutor for the "Leap!" programme co-organised by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance School, participated in teaching and training, curriculum design and course research and development, taking dance, life, art and education as her goal.

Paula Wong

Paula WONG is an independent creator, performer and creative dance teacher. She graduated in 2019 from the Departments of Dance in the College of Arts at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, majoring in Contemporary Dance.

Sarah Wong

Sarah WONG obtained a Diploma in Performing Arts from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is a certified teacher at the Royal Academy of Dance and obtained the Beijing Dance Academy Chinese Dance Graded Exams (Grade 1 to 10). With more than 20 years of teaching experience, she is currently a freelancer teaching ballet, folk dance and creative dance in various schools and public and private institutions.

Yao Wei

YAO Wei is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, with a focus on Dance Education. From 2012 to 2017, he received a full scholarship to study Contemporary Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and obtained a Diploma in Dance and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Dance. He also represented the Academy in overseas performances and academic exchanges during his study. From 2018 to 2021, he taught at Hubei Vocational College of Art as a teacher and external researcher, teaching courses including "Theory and Practice of Dance Choreography" and "Contemporary Dance Techniques".

Yen Tan-feng

YEN Tan-feng graduated from the Department of Dance at the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, majoring in Contemporary Dance. After graduating, she taught dance classes at primary and secondary schools, dedicated to cultivating professional dance for children and young people. She also performed with various dance companies and choreographers. In 2007, she moved to Hong Kong and worked as a full-time teacher at Miranda Chin Dance Company and in July 2011, she joined the “Leap!” programme of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. She is currently a freelance dancer, hoping to continue the promotion of body art education.

Cally Yu

Cally YU, a Hong Kong writer, teacher and curator. To advocate the concept of creative ageing, a community art group, Grey and Green Ping Pong, is established in 2014.

Our teaching artists actively interacting with each other, with their hands touching the others different body parts, they are exploring different possibilities of dance. Although they are all having their masks on, from their eyes, we can see the happiness and satisfactions that dance has brought them.