Hua Chi-yu

Principal Dancer
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The bulk of my life is consumed by dance. To enjoy it, to cherish it, to savour the myriad sensations and emotions that it brings, and to relish in its aftertaste for the years to come.

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Graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2000, Hua Chi-yu joined Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 2001 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2019. Hua has performed main and principal roles in many HKDC productions including Dream Dances, Desperately Seeking Miss Blossom, Princess Changping, The Butterfly Lovers, Eagle Companions, Painted Face, Red Poppies, Lady White of West Lake, The Moon Opera, Shan Shui: An Ode to Nature,and Nine Songs. Hua performed the principal role in Red Poppies at the 8th China Arts Festival in Wuhan, China and performed at the 2008 and 2012 Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival and the 2012 Hong Kong Arts Festival. She also worked as choreographer for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra’s 35th Anniversary Season Opening Concert Ode to Water.

Hua’s performances in Thunderstorm (New Vision Arts Festival 2012), The Butterfly Lovers, Lady White of West Lake, and Nine Songs won her Hong Kong Dance Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer in 2013, 2015, 2018, and 2022 respectively. She was also named Artist of the Year (Dance) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2022.

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