Tag Archives: Chinese ballet dancer

Li Cunxin: The Peasant Prince

The Peasant Prince is story of Mao’s last dancer, Li Cunxin, a peasant boy taken from a poor village to study ballet in Beijing. Inspired by his father’s tale about the little frog that wanted to get out of the deep well where he lived, to see the bigger world above, Li persevered in order […]

Li Cunxin’s Touching Story at BBC

Success never comes easily. Here is the touching story of Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer, presented by the BBC… They put us through this really vigorous, sometimes cruel audition process where they tested your flexibility, measured your proportions and tested your intelligence to see if you were a fast learner. They checked back through three […]

Li Cunxin – A Truly Inspiring Person!

Li Cunxin has been named as Queensland’s Australian of the Year 2014 and here is a short video of him. 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 selected to train in Madame Mao’s Beijing Dance Academy. The […]

Li Cunxin Named as Queensland’s Australian of the Year 2014!!

We are thrilled that Li Cunxin has been named as Queensland’s Australian of the Year 2014! “The encouragement given to me in the past year has been fabulous, and I am thrilled that my dreams for this wonderful Company have resonated so deeply with the community,” said Li. Read more here… Li Cunxin Li Cunxin’s […]