From props and costumes to signature moves and cultural personalities, the various styles of Chinese cultural dances exhibit wonderfully distinct qualities of the Chinese people. Kentucky Chinese Dance Troupe presents the audience with authentic Chinese dances, performed with beautiful costumes, colorful props, and festive Chinese music.
Cheryl Pan, the troupe’s art director, is an experienced dance artist and teacher. Her talent and expertise in Chinese dances are well respected and widely recognized by many individuals and organizations. Performances by Ms. Pan and her students have been sought after by organizers of many events and festivals. She specializes in teaching different Chinese ethnic dances, some of which are not easily seen in the United States, such as Tujia, Zhuang and Qiang dances. She is a master of over 20 styles of ethnic dances, representing not only the majority Chinese Han people but also minority groups such as Tibetan, Mongolian, Uygur, Korean, Dai, Yi, Bai and Miao people. The troupe has won high praise for traditional Chinese dances such as the Fan Dance, Ribbon Dance, Double Ring Dance, Umbrella Dance, Flower Ball Dance, Lantern Dance, Bamboo Dance, Hat Dance, Scarf Dance, Bell and Drum Dance.