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Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe



Biography

Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe (FCDT) is a non-profit amateur group, dedicated to sharing art & culture and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding. Performers of all ages from the Greater Washington DC Metro Area, and Delaware, vividly portray the life & culture of Chinese ethnic groups through the beautiful art of dance.
The troupe was established by Mrs. Chin-Siu Lee Choi.  In 2004, Mrs. Chin-Siu Lee Choi was the recipient of the Flying Phoenix Award, highest honor awarded by The National Dance Association of R.O.C.-Taiwan and also an awardee of the 2008 Rockville Arts Award.  FCDT won 1st & 2nd places in the solo and group categories at the 2004 New England Chinese Dance Competition, was a 2006 Finalist for the Metro DC Dance Awards and a 2007 Nominee.  The troupe was also one of just a few local groups selected through rigorous audition to perform at the World Dance Showcase and International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap.
Under the direction of Mrs. Choi and her two daughters, Stella & Amy, Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe has developed a diverse circle of audiences.  FCDT has performed at several international festivals abroad (Formosa Dance Tour 2000, The 2000 I-Lan International Children’s Festival in Taiwan, 2004 International Dance Festival in Grenada, 2004 Trinidad & Tobago Dance Tour, 2012 London New Year’s Day Parade & Festival; the 1st official event marking the Diamond Jubilee of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; and kicked off London’s 1st event in London’s spectacular Olympic year.)
Local performances include Capitol Hill, Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, National Theatre, Smithsonian Institution, Kimmel Center, National Zoo, US 14th Air Force Association –Flying Tigers Reunion, FBI, National Independence Day Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, Six Flags, World Dance Showcase, American Heart Association Heart Ball, Chinese American Chamber of Commerce, Yelp, and International Children’s Festival.
Annually Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe performs in various lunar New Year celebrations, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Asian Pacific Islander American heritage festivals, Fiesta Asia, DC Dance Festival, and a myriad of arts & cultural celebrations throughout the region.  FCDT also supports charitable events, churches, nursing homes, senior centers and schools throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.
 Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe