Meet Our Team


Xiwei (Sherry) ChenFunder and Director

Holds a Master of Education from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor of Arts from Sichuan University. She started at a very young age to take dance classes in Chongqing Youth Palace and continued to train with Chongqing Opera & Dance Theater. The level of instructions from the training and years of stage experience developed her into a well loved performer, choreographer, and teacher. In addition to dancing, she helped in establishing the Great Wall Chinese School and taught there for 10 years. She also directed the Chinese Dance/Language After School Classes at Doss, Zilker elementary schools, and The Magellan International School for several years.

Ying WangTeacher

Grew up in China and showed great talent in music and dance from young age. Started formal dance training at age of 4. Recieved her Bachelor degree with major in mass-media and minor in dancing performance at the China University of Geosciences. Founded Wichita Chinese Dancing Group in Kansas.

Fan Yang (Nana)Teacher

Graduated from Beijing Capital Normal University Dance Education. Secondary School of Beijind Dance Academy. Participated in many famous dance performances in China. A beloved dance teacher for years. Highly experienced in dance choreography and teaching.

Yang CaoManager

A former Electrical Engineer whose passion in art led her to design world, has been working as a web/graphics designer for over 15 years. She has been learning dance at April Rain for over 10 years, loves dance and children. She taught Chinese at home and had been invited to teach Chinese at various summer camps and events. She is in charge of various administrative tasks at April Rain.