Li Cunxin and Mary McKendry - Chi Cao and Camilla Vergotis in Mao's Last Dancer (2009).

Li Cunxin and Mary McKendry - Chi Cao and Camilla Vergotis in Mao's Last Dancer (2009).

Li Cunxin as the Western Prince in Sleeping Beautry

Li Cunxin - Mao's Last Dancer and former Houston Ballet dancer

Li Cunxin, Mao's Last Dancer - from poverty to a prince of dance

Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin – Artistic Vision @ Qld Ballet

Li Cunxin

Li Cunxin, aka Mao's Last Dancer, performs with the Houston Ballet. Photo by Jim Caldwell.

Li Cunxin dancing in a 1980s production of Swan Lake. Photograph: Kenn Duncan/Bettmann/CORBIS

'I would have jumped off a roof for Mao': how Li Cunxin danced to freedom

Li Cunxin dancing in a 1980s production of Swan Lake. Photograph: Kenn Duncan/Bettmann/CORBIS

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At the age of 10, Li Cunzin was chosen to train as a ballet dancer at Madam Mao's Peking Dance Academy. His selection was based purely on his physique and the fact that he came from a family that had been peasants for three generations - he knew nothing about the art form at all. Request at http://www.elgar.govt.nz:80/record=b1583032~S1

Enjoyed very much by all those who read it. Born in 1961 to a dirt-poor but proud family in a village near the north-eastern Chinese city of Qingdao, Li Cunxin was chosen by Fate at the age of

Li Cunxin - Mao's Last Dancer - Pirouette - - UVioO - ngoglobaal

Li Cunxin - Mao's Last Dancer - Pirouette - - UVioO - ngoglobaal

Li Cunxin.... beyond incredible!

Chi Cao, Chinese ballet dancer now a principal with the Birmingham Royal Ballet


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