Madame Dai  at NBC

Beijing Dance Academy

"BDA offers a wide range of academic programs in Performance, Choreography, Dance Studies, Artistic Design for Theatre, Film & TV and Public Administration, with 18 concentrations at undergraduate level and 36 concentrations at postgraduate level..."

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Dai Ailian Foundation (DAF)

"Dai Ailian Foundation (DAF) is a non-profit company, incorporated on July 26, 2011 in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.DAF was formed to honour Dai Ailian, an international dance icon, distinguished principal dancer, teacher, choreographer, dance company artistic director, researcher, labanotator, lecturer and demonstrator who was born in Couva, Trinidad in 1916..."

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Dai Ailian

Madame Dai

"Born in Trinidad, West Indies, of Cantonese parents on May 10, 1916. Educated at St. Hilary’s High School in Port of Spain, Trinidad.At the age of 5, Dai Ailian learned ballet from her third-removed cousin, Sylvia Chen (Chen Xilan), who had studied in London, England...."

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  • Chairman of the Jury
  • First and Second all-China Ballet Competitions, Beijing and Kumming, Yunnan


Second Paris International Ballet Competition
Second and Third New York International Ballet Competitions
Second Jackson, Mississippi, USA, International Ballet Competition
Third Asian and Pacific Ballet Competition, Tokyo, Japan
International Ballet Choreography Competition ‘Against Violence’, Turino, Italy
Folk Dance Competition of 1953 Bucharest ‘International Youth Festival
Folk Dance Competition of 1957 Moscow ‘International Youth Festival’



First All-China Competition, Dalian, North China
Chairman of the Jury
1995 First Shanghai International Ballet Competition




President, China Dancers Association


Vice President, China Dancers Association


Honorary President, China Dancers Association


Executive Member of Conseil International de la Dance (CIDD), UNESCO (NGO), Paris


Vice President, CIDD, UNESCO, Paris


President of China National Committee, CIDD


Chairman, China Labanotation Society within China Dancers Association


Chairman – China Ballet Society, within China Dancers Association


Member of the International Council of Kinetographie Laban/Labanotation, UK/USA


Board Member of Folk Arts World Presidents of International Organisation for Folk Arts IOV, UNESCO, Austria