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Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

Duarte, CA 91010
United States

Bio

Tracy Shen was born and raised in Temple City, California where she began training in ballet at the age of six at Li’s Ballet Studio. She trained under the instruction of Li Zhang, Ricky Gonzalez, and Roberto Almaguer for twelve years. In 2010 and 2011, she went to Shanghai, China with Li’s Ballet to perform the role of Kitri from Don Quixote for the World Expo.

Tracy graduated in 2015 with BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine, where worked with Jodie Gates, Molly Lynch, Diane Diefenderfer, Tong Wang, Michel Gervais, Loretta Livingston and Sharon Wray. Some highlights include: the “Chosen One” solo from “Rite of Spring”, choreographed and directed by Jodie Gates and "Angelitos Negros" choreographed and directed by Donald Mckayle, as well as being a part of Donald Mckayle's Etude Ensemble from 2013-2014.
She received the William Gillespie scholarship from 2013-2015.

Tracy currently resides in Los Angeles and works as a freelance dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer in the LA and OC area. She is also an instructor at Pop Physique, a barre method studio.

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Choreography Col 1 Choreography Col 2 Choreography Col 3
"Tilt-Shift" (2015)co-choreographed with Caitlin HicksUC Irvine- Bare Bones Dance Theater's annual performance
"XO" (2015)self-choreographedTemple City High School Choreo Dance Team
"Recollection" (2015)self-choreographedLi's Ballet
"Explosions" (2014)self-choreographed Temple City High School Choreo Dance Team
"Cosmic Love" (2013)self-choreographedTemple City High School Choreo Dance Team
"Eet" (2010)self-choreographedTemple City High School Choreo Dance Team
"Toxic" (2009)self-choreographedTemple City High School Choreo Dance Team
Dance Col 1 Dance Col 2 Dance Col 3
"Angelitos Negroes" (2015)soloDonald Mckayle
"Dink's Blues" (2014)soloDonald Mckyale
"Chosen One" (2012-2013)soloJodie Gates
"As you wish" (2015)featured roleTong Wang
"Dragon Dances" (2014)duetTong Wang
"Sway" (2014)soloAli McKeon
"What are you doing?" (2013)soloCara Scrementi
"Contours" (2013)featured roleStefanie Maughan
"Don Quixote" (2009-2010)KitriLi Zhang
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
Temple City High School: Choreo Dance Team (Summer 2012-present)Ages 13-17Summer 2012, 2013,2014-2015
Li's BalletBallet- Ages 5-8, 11-17 Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical- Ages 11-17August 2000-2011, 2014-present
Training Col 1 Training Col 2 Training Col 3
University of California Irvine: Claire Trevor School of the Arts - B.F.A Dance, Concentration in PeSept 2011-June 2015 Irvine, CA
UC Irvine: Donald Mckayle's Etude Ensemble 2013-2015Sept 2013-June 2015Irvine, CA
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer IntensiveJuly 2014Chicago, IL
San Francisco Conservatory of Dance Winter WorkshopJanuary 2015San Francisco, CA
Li's Ballet1999-2011Temple City, CA
Other Col 1 Other Col 2 Other Col 3
William J. Gillespie Foundation ScholarshipUniversity of California Irvine, Claire Trevor School of the Arts2013-2015
Claire Trevor School of the Arts Honor Awards: Excellence in Dance Performance 2015Univerity of Californita, Irvine: Claire Trevor School of the Arts2015
Dancer of the YearAmerican Dance Awards2010
Skills Col 1 Skills Col 2 Skills Col 3
Tri-lingualismEnglish, Mandarin, Shanghainese