2015 UMFF Performing Artists

Universe Multicultural Film Festival--2015
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The 2015 UMFF Award Ceremony Performing Artists
Ceremony; Live Performances;Sunday, April 19, 6:00-9:30PM;
RHCC community Center, Auditorium; 735 Silver Spur Rd; Rolling Hills Estate, CA
Masters of Ceremony: Ms.Tracy Reiner & Mr.Sherwood Jones

Xingjian Dance Studio (San Diego's Best Folklyric Dance Academy)
Xingjian Dance Studio is a UNIQUE dance academy. It is the only dance academy on the west coast to feature lyrical and folk dancing as well as stretch training. Xingjian Dance Studio has won numerous awards in US dance competitions, including: Top Division Winners & Category Winners, The Most Flexible Award, The Best Costume Design; The Best Props, The Showmanship Award etc. Recently, its group dance, Graceful Pioneers, by Xingjian Dance Studio Performing Team, won no. 1 overall in Ruby Category at the Spotlight West Coast National Finals. It was also qualified for US Nation Finals and broadcasted on CCTV-News Channe

The Sophisticated Player ( Long Beach, CA)
The Sophisticated Player is a group of artists dedicated to the preservation of music, and has been setting a new standard for musicianship across the southern California. This young but talented group has garnered much respect as well as support in their hometown of Long Beach. Thandizar Easley, the leader of the group, created the group a year ago, both composing and arranging music to be performed by the Sophisticated Players. Many of the members have performed nation-wide as well as internationally as some of the best musicians stemming from Long Beach California. The group features a 17-piece big band and several smaller groups that perform all over Los Angeles. Thandizar hopes to expand the musical horizon of the industry and reintroduce a sound that has not been heard for decades.

Cady Mariano, Actress, Dancer, Singer
Cady Mariano, Age 12, half Caucasian/Asian, fun, energetic, and Cady loves acting, singing and dancing! She’s a bona fide “Triple Threat,” earning 2nd Place in 2014 SD County Fair Triple Threat Contest. Her recent professional roles include her film “D. Asian”, her professional stage role “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at “Old Globe Theatre”. She calls the stage as 2nd home performing since Age 3. She has a long and extensive history of dance training, including Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Music Theatre, Hip Hop, Chinese dance, and has performed in many dancing/singing competitions, on TV stations, at SeaWorld and International Film Festivals, regularly achieving the Highest Awards and many special recognition.
The Orange County Song of Songs Chorus( Irvine, CA)
The Organge County Song of Songs Chorus was established by famous Chinese music conductor Su, Wenxing in 2014, It was named the "Song of Songs Chorus" by professor Su, Wenxing, after the Song of Solomon in the Bible. Our repertoire include : praise poems, classical music, folk songs; Our upcoming concerts include : whole choir, ensemble, chamber groups, and solo; Our choir members are from Orange County and neighboring counties in Southern CA area.
  Kwan Gyu Lim Dance Company
Kwan Gyu Lim Dance Company is non-profit company and members are volunteers . The artistic mission is to bring to the audience creative and contemporary performances that have their roots in Korean traditional culture. The ultimate goal is to introduce the excellence of art in our Korean culture while make them much more appealing to the diverse audience through the synthesis of traditional and contemporary styles.
  Siyuan Liu; Pianist (Pasadena, CA)
Siyuan Liu, started play piano at 4 years old, studied from the same instructor of Yundi Li and Lang Lang in China. She has participated and awarded in numerous piano competitions and earned the opportunities to perform at important musical events in Shenzhen Concert Hall, Shenzhen Grand Theater, Poly Theater, Hong Kong Concert Hall, Shenzhen Hall and Royal College of Music, etc. She was chose to perform with Lang Lang and other famous pianist many times.
Siyuan was named the outstanding representatives of the new generation of child fairly expert. Currently, she becomes a piano student of the World-Famous Pianist, Artist and Performer Eduardo Delgado for continuing her advanced studies in Los Angeles  
China Qipao Association, Los Angeles Branch