Han Kee Juan
Guest Teacher

Mr Han Kee Juan is the Director of The Washington School of Ballet. His dance career began in Singapore, where he began his training at age 10 with Florrie Sinclair and Goh Soo Khim. Upon graduation from the Australian Ballet School, he was invited to dance with the Sydney Dance Company, then the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, where he was also trained by Goh Lin Yee to teach the Vaganova method. Additionally, he was a principal dancer with Indianapolis Ballet Theatre and a soloist with the Boston Ballet. He has danced most of the principal roles in the classical repertoire, as well as ballets by Balanchine and many modern works.

Mr Han's international teaching experience includes guest teaching at the Singapore Dance Theatre, Edmonton Ballet Academy, Sydney Dance Company, Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Vail International Dance Festival, Milwaukee Ballet, and the renowned USA International Dance School. He was also named Best Teacher/Coach at the Youth America Grand Prix (Long Beach) in 2000.

He was most recently awarded the 2008 Dance Teacher Award from Dance Teacher Magazine for best teacher of the year. Under his directorship, The Washington School of Ballet was awarded the Best Youth Dance Performance by Washington DC/Metro Dance and the Best School Award at the Youth America Grand Prix (Torrington).

Mr Han is Cheng Ballet's guest teacher for the years 2009 and 2010, conducting our December year-end workshops.

>> View December 2009 Workshop Video Here

I started ballet classes with Hsienfa in 2000 and his patient instruction inspired me to develop a passion for dance. I have never looked back since. Ballet gives me a new way to express myself and I also love the music. I really enjoy classes at Cheng Ballet and the stage exposure during productions helped to increase my confidence.

It is rare to find teachers like Hsienfa and Yaling who encourage and motivate students to reach their potential, no matter what their ability, experience, age, size, or body shape.

Thanks, Fiona
(Adult Intermediate Ballet)