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Li Cunxin on Bravery, Courage and Determination

Li Cunxin

Life was extremely tough for Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer, when he was young. Here he talks about his incredible story of bravery, courage and determination on how he overcame adversity to become one of the world’s best ballet dancers. In this short clip, Li Cunxin shared several important life lessons and said “I proved to myself more […]

Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer And His Love for Ballet

Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer, shares his love for Ballet in a media interview. Li’s incredible story is well known. Raised in poverty in a northern Chinese village, he was randomly chosen at the age of 11 to join Madame Mao’s Beijing Dance Academy. After much hardship and hard work he became an internationally acclaimed […]

Li Cunxin Making Difference in People’s Life Through Arts

Legendary Chinese motivational speaker Li Cunxin is the Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet. In the video below he talks about his aspiration… My single big arts idea and cultural idea that makes me proud to be a Queenslander would be a purpose-built venue for opera and ballet in inner-city Brisbane. There is audience demand to […]

Li Cunxin and his Most Inspiring Mao’s Last Dancer Story…

Li Cunxin is a remarkable man born of a remarkable story. From humble beginnings in rural China to the height of the global dance world, Li’s story is one of determination, passion, integrity and success. Watch below Li’s talk at TEDxStHildasSchool on how he became a ballet dancer. Li CunXin Li Cunxin’s journey is simply remarkable. […]

Chinese Motivational Speaker Li Cunxin Shared How He Tackled the Hardships in His Life

Chinese Motivational Speaker Li Cunxin shared how he tackled the hardships, stayed positive during the darkest period in his life, and how he kept reinventing himself to face the challenges. Li CunXin Li Cunxin’s journey is simply remarkable. He was born into utter poverty in Mao’s communist China, at a very young age he was […]