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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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Model worker as Principal Dance and Choreographer for the ballet 'Dover of Peace', bejing


3rd Prize for Choreographer 'Tibetan Spring' at the International Youth Festival, Berlin


2nd Prize for Choreographer 'Lotus Dance' at the International Youth Festival, Bucharest


3rd prize for 'Flying Apasaras' at the International Youth Festival, Warsaw


Winner of the 20th Century Choreographic Masterpieces 'Lotus Dance' and 'Flying Apasaras' , China



  • Patron to the Dance Notation Institute of the Surrey University in Guilford, Surrey, England
  • Patron to the Language of Dance Centre, London, England
  • 1st Grade Artist in China
  • Honorary Member of Beijing International Society (BIS), an organization of the diplomatic corps in Beijing
  • Honorary Associate Member of the Federation of Writers and Artists Union
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA)
  • Member of the International Council of Kinetography Laba/Laban Notation
  • Member of the Ceccetti Society and Ceccetti International, London
  • Artistic Director of the London based Chinese Cultural Centre
  • Author – ‘Chinese Dance’ Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe 99 CD. Set: X03-73822)
  • A sculptured bust of Dai Ailian made in 1939 by Willi Soukop, RA, is in the London Royal Academy of Dancing and another is in the Dance Museum in Stockholm
  • Dai Ailian died in Beijing on February 9, 2006, at age 90.