Le Yin Extraordinary Dancer and Teacher

Le Yin is from Nan Chang, China. In 1989, the Beijing Dance Academy auditioned several hundred children in his hometown and he was one of two chosen. Le Yin began his formal training there and continued his training with the Houston Ballet Academy. When he first arrived in Houston, he was only beginning to learn English. Soon he became a principal dancer with the Houston Ballet.

From 2002 until 2007, he was a principal dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and performed lead male roles in Swan Lake, Cinderella, Dracula, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cleopatra, Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, Lux in Tenebris. A 1998 Princess Grace Award winner, Le Yin brought his outstanding talent, incredible strength, grace and athleticism to Coppelia. In 2009, he joined the PNB School faculty. He performed the lead in International Ballet Theatre's 2010 Don Quixote, and performed in IBT’s 2011 Giselle.

Le’s classes in beginning ballet for adults are tough enough to be considered extreme ballet and would make a great reality show. He describes his role as an instructor is teaching both physical and mental focus:  how to present oneself, how to show oneself, and how to connect with the audience. 


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