As a young child in Taiwan, Hsiao-Hung Lin, Shen Yun Principal Dancer, dreamed of fairies dancing in the clouds. In 2008, she moved to New York where she worked hard at her dancing career to see her dream from childhood become her reality.
She has become world renowned from her touring over 1000 destinations.
“Classical Chinese dance is a dance from the inside out, first from the heart, then following with physical moves,” Lin says. “So when dancers perform onstage with sincerity, its expressiveness and appeal will be strong, breaking any barrier between nationality and culture. “
Her understanding of the character’s inner goodness and her sincere emotional connection to the character, enables Lin to authentically express a wide emotional range, portraying her character’s hope and despair.
This is her story of becoming a success even through the life of a young girl in Taiwan losing her sight to become a dancer!
- A young girl had a dream to be a dancer and now she has done over 1,000 shows.
- Lin trained very hard emotionally and physically though out her career
- Lin has also won many competitions like the New Tang Dynasty Dance Competition multiple years in a row.
“When the girl was released from the labor camp, she was already blind,” Lin says. “I was blindfolded and couldn’t see anything onstage. When I fumbled forward and met someone, I was so scared that I tried to escape. But it was actually my mother who came to pick me up.”