• Our Judges

    Shiny Dancers invites famous dancers with different cultural backgrounds as judges.

    They will provide our dancers with professional advices from various backgrounds and cultures.

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    Lang Ma

    • 2016 - now, Alberta Ballet Canada, soloist. During his six years with Alberta Ballet, Alan has danced many wonderful roles, including Prince Desire in Christopher Anderson’s The Sleeping Beauty, Puck in Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Renfield in Ben Stevenson’s Dracula. Septime Webre’s Peter Pan as Peter Pan, and Christopher Anderson’s Swan lake and Giselle as Prince Siegfried and Albrecht. 
    • 2015 - 2016, Columbia Classical Ballet Company as a principal dancer.
    • From Harbin, China, and began his classical ballet training at The School of Liaoning Ballet the age of nine. 
    • He continued his training at both the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver and the Washington School of Ballet in US.
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    Carla Benavides

    Carla (She/Her) is the Founder and Artistic Director of Edmonton based dance company, Aya Sol. She has been an instructor and choreographer in Alberta and British Columbia for 17 years. Carla has been very active in the dance community providing high quality training opportunities, hosting international guest artists, collaborating with various companies and curating local dance events.


    Her dance training started at the age of 3 with Shelley’s Dance Company and led into the world of dance competitions for the next 14 years. She has studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Highland dance, Musical Theatre, Flamenco, Belly Dance, various Latin Styles, Heels and she has a Diploma in Modern Dance.


    For the last 16 years, Carla’s focus has been learning the history and foundations of many of the Street Styles: Hip Hop, House, Popping, Locking, Waacking, Reggaeton and for the last two years she has been training in Chicago Footwork.


    She has travelled Canada, United States, Spain and Cuba performing and furthering her education in these Street Styles. She has had the opportunity to learn from First Generation Pioneers and the very best in the world such as members of The Electric Boogaloos, Mop Top Crew, Elite Force Crew, Dance Fusion Crew and Creation Global.


    She has been a movement coach, has choreographed/performed with local Artists and has had many notable creative opportunities. She has opened for Brooke Lynn Hytes, Michelle Visage and others from RuPaul’s Drag Race and has performed for various Pure Pride Edmonton Events.


    Carla has also worked on films, appeared in commercials and local media, and has choreographed for, as well as appeared in a local Television Series. Dance and creativity has been a huge blessing in Carla’s life and she is very passionate about sharing her knowledge, experience and love for it with others. www.ayasol.ca"

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    Jiayi Zhu

    • Deputy Dean of the Dance Academy of Shenyang Conservatory of Music.
    • Associate professor and Master supervisor.
    • Director of China Manchu Music Research Association. Member of China Dancers Association. Director of Liaoning Dancers Association.
    • Graduated from the Dance Department of the China National Academy of Arts.
    • Won the first prize of the academic thesis in the 9th National Taoli Cup Dance Competition.
    • Published works: 
      • "History of Chinese Dance and Appreciation of Works".
      • "Illustration of World Dance".
      • "Ritual, Harmony, and Harmony - Spirit of Ancient Chinese Dance".
    • Courses: 
      • History of Chinese Dance. 
      • History of Chinese and Foreign Dance Creation. 
      • Introduction to Dance Art. 
      • Masterpieces of World Dance Culture History.
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    Zhaomi Lu

    • Executive Director of the 200-day countdown to the Beijing Winter Olympics - "The little messenger of Sino-foreign people-to-people and cultural exchanges in 2021".
    • 2020. Director, the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone.
    • 2019. Director. The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
    • 2019. Director. CCTV's the event to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Gutian Conference.
    • 2019. Director. Asian Culture Carnival.
    • 2019. Director. The Beijing Satellite TV Spring Festival Gala.
    • 2019. Director. The Beijing Satellite TV Lantern Festival Gala.
    • 2019. Director. The Spring Festival Celebration - overseas Tour Sydney.
    • 2018. Choreographer. The CCTV Mid-Autumn Festival Gala - Sydney.
    • Master of Fine Art in Dane (M.F.A.). Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University.
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.F.A). Beijing Dance Academy.