Allen Xing is a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist based in Baltimore, MD. He began professional dance training in ballet and Chinese classical dance at age thirteen, holds a B.F.A in dance from Shanxi Academy of Arts in China, a M.Ed. from Salisbury University, and a M.F.A in Dance from University of Maryland.
He is a former member of Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble from 2007-2011. He performed as a dancer in production Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall and toured over 100 cities including the China Greater National Theatre, Shanghai Greater Theatre, Hong Kong Tunmen Theater and the Kennedy Center Washington D.C. From 2010 to 2015. He worked as faculty in a tenured position at the Shanxi Academy of Arts. He recently performed in many company projects including: Un Castell built for two by Orange Grove Dance, Rapture by PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER, Casita at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival by PrioreDance, A Man’s Requiem as soloist by Korea Busan Metropolitan Dance Company.
Xing has received multiple scholarships and accolades including: 2022 SpectorDance’s Choreographers Showcase residency, 2021 Singapore International Dance Festival Choreography Gold Award, 2021 Baker Artist Award, 2021 First Place Baltimore Relief Grant, 2021 Russian Season School choreography grant and residency, 2020 Maryland State Independent Artist Award, 2020 Baltimore Regional Independent Artist Award, 2020 China top 100 Dance Aesthetic Education Ambassador, 2020 Baker Artist Award nominee, 2019 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Chance to Dance top 3, Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Dance Competition World Final Los Angeles (2017), Gold Award Overseas Taoli Cup Dance Competition Washington DC Region (2016), First Place China Dance Association Performance of the Latest Research and Pedagogical Results (2010), Shanxi Academy of Arts Scholarship (2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008), Zhang Jigang Scholarship (2009 and 2010), and the First Place China National Scholarship (2010).
His work has been invited and selected to present at the 2016 NextNow Festival, 2017 The Clarice Performing Art Center Second Season, 2018 Maryland Campaign, 2018 Peabody Spring Dance Showcase, 2018 Washington DC Global Perspectives Festival, 2018/2019 Beijing Dance Festival, 2018 Maryland Dance Festival, 2019 The Kennedy Center China Spring New Year Festival Gala, 2019 Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, 2019 Richmond Dance Festival, 2019/2022 Japan SAI International Dance Festival, 2019 Detroit City Dance Festival, 2019 City Dance Festival Choreography Showcase-Taiyuan, 2019 Seoul choreography International Festival South Korea, 2019 Dance Gallery Festival New York City, 2020/2021 Joy of Dance OY Finland International Dance Gala, 2020/2021 Mexico City International Contemporary Dance Festival, 2021/2022 Asian Contemporary Ballet Festival South Korea, Dance Place 2020 Season Washington DC, 2021 DC Choreography Dance Festival, 2021 Singapore International Dance Festival, 2022 SpectorDance’s Choreographers Showcase.
He currently is the artistic director of Xing Dance Theater, Xing Dance Education and City Dance Festival.