16 Sep A Pilot Pursues His Dancing Dream 一位富有激情的飞行员正在追逐他的舞蹈梦想
When he’s not flying around the world as an international pilot, Ayongga from Inner Mongolia can often be found training at Zy Dance Studio. He has been an adult student of our top teachers for several years. An inspiration in following our dreams, Ayongga decided to pursue his love of dance by auditioning for Trinity Laban in London earlier this year – and he has been accepted! Congratulations Ayongga from all of us at Zy and we look forward to following your progress in London!
“I wouldn’t be who I am as a dancer if it wasn’t for Zy Dance Studio. The teaching staff here is really high caliber. It’s not just the information that they can give you, it’s their professional expertise.”
Q: When and how did you begin dancing?
Ayongga: Dance has always been part of my life. I was born in Inner Mongolia, and dancing is a big part of our traditional culture. I remember dancing in school events since kindergarten.
Q: Why did you choose this course and what do you hope to achieve?
A: Dancing makes me happy. I’ve been thinking about taking some time off and focusing on dance for a while – and this course is designed for people like me. Most of the avenues to get into dance shut down when you reach a certain age and to study in a conservatoire is unthinkable. But Trinity Laban offers this amazing course for people around the world who are passionate about dance, with very diverse backgrounds. Another thing that really stood out for me is the course content. It is an intensive, practically focused programme focusing on contemporary technique, but you also have a lot of different subjects to choose from, including Ballet, Choreography, Contact Improvisation, Rep Extracts, which all feed in and link quite nicely. I think it will be really rewarding for anyone who wants to go deeper into dance.
Q: How has Zy Dance Studio helped you to follow this dream?
A: Most of my formal dance training, I did here. So I wouldn’t be who I am as a dancer if it wasn’t for Zy Dance Studio. The teaching staff here is really high caliber. It’s not just the information that they can give you, it’s their professional expertise. During my application, Zy Shi, Director of Zy, was really supportive and wrote me a reference letter, which meant the world to me. Zy teachers Kara and Walker also helped me with training and choreography for the audition. I couldn’t have done it without all their help!
“Most of the avenues to get into dance shut down when you reach a certain age and to study in a conservatoire is unthinkable. But Trinity Laban offers this amazing course for people around the world who are passionate about dance, with very diverse backgrounds.”