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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: 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, 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: 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 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. […]