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YDA Achievements

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2023

  • Performed with Pacific Symphony at their annual Lunar New Year Event at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. 

  • Participated in ShowStopper Finals with several overall high point award.

  • Participated in YAGP LA.

  • Bella Chen score top 12 in contemporary junior division.

  • Invited to YAGP Finals in Florida - 2046 & Little Princesses.

  • Participated in KAR – Out Standing Studio Award 2023 (primary)

  • Hosted our annual Recital-Competition with San Musae Cultural Center - Rising Star Dance Competition in PYLUSD PAC.

  • A successful and fun summer intensive with guest artist: Prof. Tong Wang, Kristin Hakala, John Barclay.

2022

  • Performed with Pacific Symphony at their annual Lunar New Year Event at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. 

  • Participated in ShowStopper Finals with several overall high point award.

  • Participated in YAGP LA & San Diego

  • Participated in KAR – High points award

  • Hosted our first Recital-Competition with San Musae Cultural Center - Rising Star Dance Competition in Brea's Curtis Theatre.

  • A successful and fun summer intensive with guest artist: Prof. Tong Wang.

  • Learnt Jellicle Ball from CATS the Musical.

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2021

  • Participated in KAR 

  • Participated in Rainbow Dance

  • Invited to Perform/compete at YAGP Finals in Tampa, FL

  • Participated in ICØN ballet/contemporary competition

  • Participated in YAGP LA

  • Participated in KAR – High points award

  • 3 Students selected to OCSA Art High School.

  • Participated in YAGP San Diego for the first time

  • Students applied to Spotlight Talent competition and went into semi-finals round.

  • Dance selected to be aired on CCTV Germany for Chinese New Year Virtual Event

2020

  •  Invited international guests artists and teachers for our students.

  •  Held a winter virtual recital during the lockdown.

  •  Launched www.yayadanceacademyonline.com

  •  Participated in ShowStopper’s Virtual Competition.

  •  Summer C-Dream Virtual program.

  •  Held a summer virtual concert during the pandemic lockdown.

  •  Received Outstanding Studio Award at KAR Dance Competition.

  •  Invited to perform at NBA’s Half Time show for a Chinese New Year’s Special.

  •  Performed at the prestigious Renee & Henry Segerstrom Hall for Pacific Symphony’s Love Feast Chinese New Year Event.

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2019

  • Organized the whole Mid-Autumn Festival at Irvine Barclay Theatre.

  • Masterclass with Leon Glory Damasco Jr. – Ebb and Floorwork.

  • Invited to perform at UCI’s East Meets West Dance and Music International Festival.

  • Performed at C-Dream ceremony in Texas and won studio award.

  • Participated in C-Dream Summer dance program.

  • Performed at the prestigious Renee & Henry Segerstrom Hall for Pacific Symphony’s Love Feast Chinese New Year Event.

2018

  • Winter studio recital hosted in our studio.

  • Invited to perform at UCI’s East Meets West Dance and Music International Festival.

  • Participated in C-Dream Summer dance program.

  • Hosted our annual recital with a sold-out performance.

  • Masterclass with Xu JinBing

  • Performed at the prestigious Renee & Henry Segerstrom Hall for Pacific Symphony’s Love Feast Chinese New Year Event.

2017

  • Participated in C-Dream Summer dance program.

  • Featured on LA Times.

  • Performed at the prestigious Renee & Henry Segerstrom Hall for Pacific Symphony’s Love Feast Chinese New Year Event.

2016

  • Moved to a new location at TS Emporium in City of Industry.

2015

  • Participated in the first dance competition in US.

2014

  •  Founded by Yaya Zhang.

  • Performed in China's TV Show.

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