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Chu Ling

Beijing, China

Joined Boston Ballet School in 2001


Chu Ling is a graduate from the Beijing Dance Academy. Ling is an accomplished performer and choreographer.

She is the recipient of numerous awards in China, Japan and USA. She received a choreography commission for closing ceremony of the First East Asian Games in Shanghai. In 2002, Ling received the Artist-Humanist Award from the Boston Cultural Council. Ling is the founder and director of the Chu Ling Dance Academy. She has taught and performed at many institutions in the greater-Boston area, including Wellesley College, Boston University, and Harvard University. In addition, Ling has been a recurring guest teacher and choreographer at Boston Ballet since 2001.

She is a sought-after artist for her ability to offer inclusive quality dance and movement experiences for all. Her students range from inner-city youth to the elderly in suburban settings. Ling is dedicated to cultural exchange, merging eastern and western aesthetics through dance. In 2022, Ling received Traditional Art Award from Mass Cultural Council.