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Li Cunxin on Bravery, Courage and Determination

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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 Shared his Childhood Dreams, Passion and Life Lessons

Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Peasant Prince, shared in a recent interview his childhood dreams, passion and life lessons… 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. So […]

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: Operate Efficiently

Li Cunxin, renowned Chinese motivational speaker, and author of Mao’s Last Dancer, talks about how he conquers life’s challenges by operating efficiently. Li Cunxin Li’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. […]

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: From China to Australia

Chinese motivational speaker Li Cunxin talks about his life story, and his current life in Australia. Li Cunxin Li’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 7 years of harsh training […]

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, Chinese Motivational Speaker, on Life Changing Decisions

Li Cunxin, renowned Chinese motivational speaker, and author of best-selling Mao’s Last Dancer, shared his insights on making life changing decisions. “With courage and determination, everyone can be successful”, said Li, and his life story is a great example.  Li Cunxin’s journey is simply remarkable. He was born into utter poverty in Mao’s communist China. […]

Li Cunxin’s Motivational Story

Listen to Li Cunxin‘s motivational story about how he became one of China’s foremost ballet dancers… 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 7 years of harsh […]

Li Cunxin: Mao’s Last Dancer – Lessons of Creativity and Courage

Li Cunxin, the author of Mao’s Last Dancer, tells at Creative Innovation Conference 2012 a vivid story of himself coming out of the time of Mao’s revolution and how far he had come in his journey. His message for us is: have a curious mind to think BIG and dream and the courage to take […]

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 […]

Li Cunxin’s Leadership Lesson: Act with Integrity

In an interview with Deloitte regarding leadership lessons, Li Cunxin recalls having integrity in life was something he was taught very early on in his childhood. Li notes that integrity is an essential trait for leaders in order to inspire and motivate those around them… Li CunXin Li Cunxin’s journey is simply remarkable. He was […]

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 […]