Yin Yue is a versatile performer and choreographer. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, she studied classical ballet technique, Chinese classical and folk dance at Shanghai Dance School and continued her education at Shanghai Normal University. In 2006, Yin moved to New York City to pursue contemporary dance. After graduating with an MFA in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts, Yin Yue quickly started to gain attention as a highly original choreographer and performer among her peers. Yin created an innovative contemporary dance technique – FoCo (FolkContemporary) that soon gained the attention of the dance world.
Yin Yue was the winner of 7th Hua Dong Professional Dance Competition First Place in Choreography in Shanghai, China, BalletX first Choreographic Fellowship 2015, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago International Commissioning Project 2015, and NW Dance Project 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition 2013, and received commissions from all four companies. She was named Emerging Choreographer of Springboard Danse Montreal 2015, and finalist of The A.W.A.R.D Show 2010! presented by New York The Joyce Theater Foundation. This will be Yin’s third commission for NW Dance Project.
Yin Yue is the Artistic Director of Yin Yue Dance Company, a New York City based contemporary dance ensemble, consisting of a collaborative team of freelancers. The company recently toured to Aachen, Germany and presented 4 sold-out performances at Schrittmacher 2016 Festival.