Rose Xinran Qi

  • Lecturer of Dance, Part-Time

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Rose Xinran Qi is an independent artist, dancer, choreographer, researcher, and educator with over 25 years of professional dance training and broad artistic experience in contemporary, postmodern, ballet, and classical Chinese dance. Rose holds a BFA in dance performance and choreography from ShanXi Academy and an MFA in dance from the University of Maryland.  

She choreographed, produced, and performed in over 50 dance productions over 200 times including work with companies, organizations,  dancers, and artists across many genres - venues included the Sydney Opera House, Kennedy Center Opera House, London's 02, the China Greater National Theatre, the Great Hall of the People, the Shanghai Greater Theatre, Singapore Kallang Theatre, Hong Kong Tuen Mun Town Hall and many others nationally and internationally.  

Rose was a former lead dancer with the Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble from 2008 to 2013. The company produced Fruit Under the Great Wall, a Top Ten Dance Drama in China directed by internationally acclaimed Chinese Choreographer Zhang Jigang, and Opera Warriors, winner of a government award for Professional Stage Performing Arts sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and directed by Xing ShiMiao of the Chinese Dancers Association.  

As director of RoseQi Dance Arts, Rose's freelance work credits include choreography, direction, instruction, and collaboration for many dance events. She also provided a forum to promote domestic and international cross-cultural exchange and coordinated educational events for both higher educational institutions and American/Chinese communities.   

In the last 7 years, Rose's choreography and teaching reflect her creative efforts and her extensive scholarly research led to developing methods for integrating eastern and western dance forms both on stage and classroom.