About UKCPA

UK China Performing Arts (UKCPA), was founded in London, England in 2017, is a dance academy which specialises in Chinese classical and folk-dance but also provides education for ISTD Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, and Ballroom dance both online and in the studio.

We are an official UK subsidiary of CFA (Chinese Folk Dance Association), providing teacher and student training using the Chinese Folk Dance syllabus recognised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China.

We believe in giving opportunities to everyone who loves dance, with our professional training method that caters to all levels from absolute beginner to professional and also for all ages from 3 years old.

As an international artistic exchange platform, we have strong relationships with artists, schools, and companies from different countries around the world. We have also successfully hosted events, such as exchanges to the Edinburgh Festival and the Chinese Culture and Arts Festival, Silk road dance festival, masterclasses such as the Chinese Family Day, the Children’s Creative Dance Masterclass, and the Drama Workshop.


The UKCPA Team

Hangyu Zhou

Artistic Director

Hangyu Zhou is the founder of UKCPA and the examiner of the Chinese Folk Dance Grade Test Centre. She graduated from Beijing Dance Academy with a BA in Classical Chinese Dance in 2011. In 2016, she worked at the China National Opera and Dance Theatre and completed a MA in Dance Studies at University of Roehampton .

She has won a silver award in the National Lotus Cup Dance Competition, a bronze award in the Dance Competition of the Five Provinces in Northern China, and a silver award in the Beijing Dance Competition. 

She is a leading promoter of Chinese dance. With over 20 years of experience in dancing, teaching and choreography, she devotes herself to bringing the charm of Chinese dance to the UK and introducing Chinese dance to dance lovers all over the world. 


Mengqian Shi

Chinese dance teacher

She is good at Chinese Classical Dance, Chinese Folk Dance and Contemporary dance. She graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in MSc. Dance Science; and she is graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy in Chinese Classical Dance Performance. She is Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) from Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. She was an invited speaker for the 28th conference of International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).


Huaqin Wang

Chinese dance teacher

She is a member of the Chinese Dancers Association, the first batch of senior teachers of the Chinese Enitic Folk Dance Grade Test Centre.

As the “National Excellent Instructor” of China,  she  led her students to win the “Golden Bauhinia” Youth Dance Competition Gold Award as well as a gold medal in the Macau International Youth Dance Competition. Her dance class is always passionate and all the children are deeply attracted.


Julia Gyulai

Jazz, Hip-hop, Contemporary dance teacher

She is good at various dance types (contemporary dance, jazz, hip-hop, creative dance, ground skills, and Irish dance). She is also the former chief artistic officer of the Coincidance Ballet Theatre in Budapest.

She has toured her work around the UK, Hungary, Mexico, Israel, Germany, Denmark, Italy, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has won the Award of 50 Outstanding Hungarians (female) and the Raffleham Choreography Award at the Trinity School of Music and Dance in London. Her enthusiasm and vitality are inspiring more and more children and adult dance lovers.


Laura Hague

Jazz, Hip-hop, commercial dance teacher and Choreographer

Laura Hague graduated from The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 2018. In the years after her graduation she has worked professionally in the commercial and contemporary dance industries. Her credits include The Royal Albert Hall, NEC Birmingham and FILA. Laura has also been a company member of Ashton collective and House of La Porta since late 2018, then in August 2020 she then joined Nicola Mac’s The Queens.


Boyan Bojanczyk

Ballroom, Latin and American Smooth dance teacher

He is a Ballroom, Latin and American Smooth coach teaching around the UK, Europe and Asia. He comes from Poland and has been dancing for over 22 years representing Poland and England at competitions all over the world. During his dance career his main focus was on Latin-American dancing. After retiring from competitive dancing, he dedicated his time to explore and understand in depth American Smooth as one of the first people in the UK.
Titles: 3 times Vice Champion of Poland in Ballroom, Latin and 10 dance, Top 27 at Latin European Championships, Undefeated Northwestern Polish Regional Champion for 8 consecutive years, Medalist and Finalist of many International Competitions, World Pro-Am Superstars Champion together with his students.

Wei Wang 

Ballet Dance Teacher

He is a dancer of the Berlin National Ballet, and he used to work for the National Ballet of China. He graduated from Beijing Dance Academy, and was awarded the Best Actor in 2010 and 2011 by the Ministry of Culture in China. He was once rated as one of the most worth watching actors by the famous German magazine “Dance”. He performed in the ballets  “Butterfly Lovers”, “Swan Lake”,”Giselle”, “Romeo & Juliet” etc.

He is a very professional and nice teacher. He patiently answers every question from the students during and after classes. He is a “charming prince” in the eyes of his students. 


Qixin Zhao

Chinese dance teacher

A member of Chinese Dancers Association who graduated from Shanxi University majoring in dance, Qixin is a professional who specialises at Chinese folk dance and Chinese classical dance.

Through many years of teaching practice and performance, she has accumulated rich teaching experience, forming her own teaching style which incorporates her understanding of the cultural traditions of Chinese ethnic minorities and national character, stimulating students’ interest and appreciation of Chinese dance.


Shuangshuang Xu

Chinese Dance Teacher

UKCPA Chinese classical dance teacher. Her undergraduate degree was from the Beijing Dance Academy and her master’s degree in dance was awarded by the University of Bedfordshire.

She won the Wenzhou Dance Competition Golden Award. Her original dance work “My Grandmother and Me”, “Classmate” First Prize in the Zhejiang province Dance Competition.