Welcome to ACDA West Conference 2019 The Art of Moving!  Be open to new friends, new ideas, new experiences. Enjoy!

ACDA recognizes that Art can provoke; therefore, during the course of the conference, participants are empowered to remove themselves from conference activities.

To All Conference Participants:
Just a reminder...The adjudication process is structured to ensure that feedback and the selection process is as objective as possible.

Adjudicators do not know the names of schools or choreographers presenting work in the adjudication concerts. In order to keep the integrity of this ACDA policy and process in tact through the adjudicators’ final decision, it is necessary to ask all conference participants to avoid conversation with adjudicators about the adjudicated dances, the adjudication process, or their comments during the feedback sessionIn addition, please do not discuss your school’s programs or your own work with the adjudicators. Your full cooperation is being requested for the enjoyment of all conference participants, including the adjudicators!

Thank you in advance!

Jimmy Hao

Fresno City College
Faculty Rep., Member
Jian-Min (Jimmy) Hao earned his MFA. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a principal dancer with Guiyang Ballet, China. During this time, he was awarded Best Performer in 1979 at the Guiyang Dance Festival. Then, He became a faculty member for the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy after he graduated from there, and toured internationally as a dancer with the Youth Company of the Academy. He was twice awarded for excellence in teaching and three times awarded for outstanding in choreography at the various Dance Competitions in China, and five times he received awards for outstanding contribution in multi-cultural program from the Chinese Culture Association in US. In 1994, one of his works received an honor to participate in the final gala performance at the American College Dance Festival and in 2001 Jimmy was nominee for Mayor’s Arts Awards (Mayor George P. Wuerch) in Anchorage Alaska. In2014, he was invited as a special guest by Beijing Dance Academy to attend the fifth International Ballet Competition. His choreographic works were presented in China, Japan, South Korea, India, France and United States. He has been a guest artist, a ballet master, a professor and director at the Beijing Dance Academy and Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Shanghai Normal University, The Yuzhiya International Ballet School in Tokyo, UCLA, Stephens College, University of Missouri-Columbia, Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet, Alaska Dance Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Arizona Youth Ballet, Bay Pointe Ballet of San Francisco and Beach Ballet of Tijuana, including many professional schools and companies worldwide since 1984.

My Teachers Sessions

Friday, March 1

8:30am PST