Linus Kwok

Principal & Artistic Director

Principal & Artistic Director, Hong Kong Asia Dance Academy
Professional Ballet Teacher in Vaganova Method, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Former Lecturer and Examiner, Russian Ballet Association
Former Ballet Master, Canaan Dance
Former Ballet Master , Ivy’s Ballet Company
Former Ballet Master, Hong Kong International Youth Dance Festival
Guest Ballet Teacher, Asia Ballet Academy
Outstanding Choreography Award, Stars of Canaan Dance International Ballet Competition
Former Vice Principal, Ivy Chung School of Ballet
Former Artistic Director, Beyond Dance Theatre
Guest Professor and choreographer, National Zhupei Senior High School
Mentor, the Certificate of Classical Ballet Teaching Studies, Royal Academy of Dance
Registered Teacher Status, the Royal Academy of Dance
Graduate, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts(Ballet)

Linus graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Dance, majored in Ballet and Dance Education. He studied the Russian Vaganova Ballet teaching methodology with Mr. Vladimir Issaev. He is the first Hong Kong teacher to obtain the certificate of “Professional Ballet Teacher in the Vaganova Method” presented by the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. Linus furthered his education in classical music and obtained his certicicate in the Yale University and the University of Edinburgh. He has also obtain a Professional Certificate from the Harvard University in Business. He was awarded with full ballet scholarship at Ivy Chung School of Ballet. He has also received Alumni Association Scholarship for the Arts (Dance and Drama), SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School. Funding from the Hong Kong Bank Foundation, Linus was awarded the HKSAR/Mainland Exchange Scholarship, allowing him to have cultural exchange with the Liaoning Ballet Company and Shenyang Conservatory of Music.

Linus has an extensive performing experiences. During his professional training in HKAPA, he has performed “Fragmented Dialogue-Fleeting Moments”, “Dance/lines- Propaganda Ballet”, “Night Falls Fast-of night and other things”,” November Dances-Chopin Suite”, “Carmen” and ballet classicals such as Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty with the Hong Kong Ballet Company. Linus took part in numerous stage performances and worked with different performing arts company such as "The French May Arts Festival","Cirque de Soleil”,“Shu Ning Presentation Unit” ,” Blindates” (Danceart Company),” And Then There’s You” (Hong Kong Arts Festival), ”Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme –Tree in my home”, leading roles of “Sleeping Beauty and Four Seasons”, “Wonderland 2009 & 2010”and Chinese New Year Night Parade (Ivy’s Ballet Company). Linus has played the principal role in “I Believe” ballet performance organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, in which he was also the Rehearsal Director of the show.

He worked as a dance teacher in schools such as La Salle College, Fukien Secondary School, Valtorta College, International Christian School. He has also been invited to the National Zhubei Senior High School Taiwan as a Guest Professor and choreographer. He was also the Artistic Director of Beyond Dance Company. He also works as a movement coach for different stage plays with Gia Theatre.

Linus is active in choreography work as well. Recently, his work “ Notre Suite Romantique” and ”Hungarian Rhapsody” were both awarded Outstanding Performance and Gold Award of the Hong Kong Open Dance Contest. He was awarded “Outstanding Choreography Award” in the Star of Canaan Dance International Ballet Competition with his work ”The Theory of Everything”,Gold Award with "Finale Suite Romantique"," and Silver Award in Group Dance (choreographed by Linus) in the Hong Kong Ballet Group’s 5th Young Ballet Stars Awards. He also directed different classical ballet such as “Coppelia”,“Swan Lake”, “Paquita” ,”Giselle”, “Le Corsaire”,”Les Sylphides” and “Don Quixote”. Linus was Artistic Director of Beyond Dance Company. Under his artistic direction ,Beyond Dance Company was awarded numerous prizes in different dance competitions.>Linus served as Vice-principal of Ivy Chung School of Ballet. He was also Ballet Master of Ivy’s Ballet Company. As Ballet Master of Canaan Dance, he was appointed Audition Director and ballet master to present scholarships for Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, Sarasota Ballet School, Ballet Centre of Fort Worth, the School of Cadence Ballet.  He also served as lecturer and examiner of the Russian Ballet Association, teaching ballet history ad theory.

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