Chinese Basic Dance, Hip Hop, Kpop
DOLLIE JOY DIAZ was born and raised in the Philippines. In 2011, she started her dance education abroad at Columbia College Chicago and graduated with a BA in Dance. She has training in many styles such as Filipino cultural dance, Chinese classical dance, ballet, modern, and hip-hop.
In 2013, She was cast in visiting professor, Mr. Zhang Yi's (Central China Normal University) faculty concert piece, Walking (行). She also performed in Trae Turner's faculty piece, Alpha, in 2014. In addition, she was a part of Repertory Performance Workshop where guest choreographers Erika Randall, Kristina Isabelle and Viktor Alexander created works.
She is currently a dancer with Yin He Dance Company and is affiliated with The Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS). She has performed Chinese dance at numerous events throughout the city hosted by CFAS, including Navy Pier, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, among others for Chinese New Year.
Aside from dancing, she is multilingual fluent in Tagalog, English, Mandarin and Fookien.
Originally from Texas, Lingyi Peng moved to Chicago six years ago to attend the University of Chicago. During college she joined a dance group and started practicing yoga on the side. After graduation she realized that she needed more movement beyond her sedentary desk job, so she decided to fulfill her dream of becoming a certified yoga teacher. She found that yoga gave her strength, flexibility, and a peace of mind to focus on the important aspects of life. Lingyi received her 200-hour RYT certification from CorePower Yoga in 2015.
When not practicing yoga, Lingyi works in management consulting.
Acrobatics, Ballet, Chinese Classical Dance, Chinese Folk Dance
Angela Tam is Artistic Director of Yin He Dance Company, a company which presents traditional and contemporary movement rooted in Chinese dance. A Chicago native, she began dancing as a child under Jin Qiu Yue, a renowned dancer and performer who was among the first generation of dancers trained during the revival of Chinese dance in 20th century China. Since then, Angela has studied Chinese dance, ballet, and contemporary dance in New York at Joffrey Ballet School, New York Chinese Cultural Center, and Red Silk Dancers and in Chicago at Intrigue Performing Arts Center and Flying Fairies Art & Culture Center.
She has performed as a featured soloist at Choose Chicago's citywide 2016 Chinese New Year Kick Off event at Chicago Cultural Center presented by Chinese Fine Arts Society. She has also danced with Red Silk Dancers where she had the opportunity to perform two original, contemporary works, Hua (花) and Feng (凤) by Margaret Yuen as a part of Green Space Studios Fertile Ground series.
She received her BA in East Asian Studies from New York University. In 2016, she was awarded the Ethnic & Folk Arts Master Apprentice Grant from Illinois Arts Council. An experienced instructor, she has taught Chinese dance at Flying Fairies Art & Culture Center, Chinese American Service League (CASL), Xilin Northwest Chinese School, and Chinese North Suburban Chinese School (CNSCS).