Hsian-Hsiu Lin
Guest Teacher

Director, Choreographer, Dancer and Yoga Teacher of Lin HH Dance Company

Lin recently received her 2nd nomination for choreography from the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and is the artistic Director of Lin HH Dance Company. Hsiang-Hsiu Lin got her BA in dance and MA in performing arts from the San José State University, and was a chartered member of the Limón West Dance Project. She also joined the Limón Dance Company's 50th anniversary tour. Lin has received many grants and awards from Taiwan’s National Cultural and Arts Foundation (NCAF) for her outstanding performances and choreography. 

       Lin formed the Lin HH Dance Theatre in 2003 and produced “ Secret Garden” and 2004“ Body At War” at the Experimental Theatre of the National Theatre. In  2005, Lin invited Robert Regala, the principal dance artist from Limón Dance Company – to perform with her in Taiwan's premiere of the Limón classic duet “The Exiles” and the production of  “ East& West / Mix& Match” and 2006 “ Believe or Not!”  They have toured Taiwan and have also been invited to the US by SJSU/ Dance Work.  In 2007, she choreographeda contemporary ballet play, “The Peony Pavilion” for Kaoshiung City Ballet. In addition, she has received grants from NCAF for “ Tilt “. In 2008, Lin was selected as one of the emerging Taiwanese choreographers and received grants for her choreography work in “Shouting”.  Lin has also produced company seasonal performances “ The Other Side of Darkness”. In 2009, Lin was invited as the company choreographer of sjDANCEco in US and also performed as a guest artist for the inaugural performances of De Anza Performing Arts Center.  In 2010, by the invitation of Dimension Performing Arts and funding from Council for Cultural Affair of Taiwan, Lin brought her dancers from Taiwan and collaborated with the sjDANCEco’s artists and University Dance Theatre of SJSU for her evening long production of Mix / Match 2010. In the last few years, she was invited back to Taiwan to choreograph for the National Taiwan University of Arts and the Kaoshiung City Ballet Company and also the Graduate Program of NTUA, Dance in Taiwan.

As an educator, Lin has taught in many places including: the Dance department of San José State University and Taipei National University of the Arts, the National Taiwan University of the Arts, Kaoshiung City Ballet, Taipei Circle Dance Company and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. She is also a certified Astanga Vinyas Yoga teacher and is currently teaching Dancing Yoga and company class at sjDANCEco.

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)