Bih Tau Sung (Ballet, Modern, Chinese Dance, Pilates)
- Founder and the artistic director of the School of Dancing Sun and the Dancing Sun Foundation.
- Certificate program in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies
- Certified Pilates trainer
- M.A. in Dance, San Jose State University
- Founding member of the Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan.
Jormin Lin (Chinese Dance)
Jormin Lin has been with Dancing Sun for over twenty years, both as a dancer and a teacher. She has had a passion for dancing since a very early age, studying with Tsai-Ouh Lee in Taiwan. As a teacher at Hsin Hsing Elementary School, Ms. Lin was director of a student dance group whose performances she both choreographed and produced. She joined Dancing Sun as a dancer; however, her fondness for teaching quickly led her to become assistant instructor to Bih Tau Sung. Jormin choreographs with her students in mind, combining classic Chinese and Taiwanese techniques with elements of modern dance, creating a uniquely original dance form that is both rooted in tradition and contemporary. Her many years of experience teaching young children allows her to both inspire and excite her students, and this energy comes through in their spirited performances. She presently teaches at the School of Dancing Sun.
Jeannine Charles-Vogt (Jazz and Modern)
Jeannine Charles received her BA in Dance Performance from the University of Washington. While there, she studied with William Whitener, Hannah C. Wiley and Jim Lepore and was awarded the “Choreographer of the Year” award two years in a row. She was also awarded the National Dance Association’s “Dance Major of the Year”.
Founding VogtART in 1995, she has shown her work all over the Bay Area and Seattle (including Summerfest, Choreographer’s Collective, Danceworks, Santa Cruz Dance Gallery, Zohar’s DanceMosaic, ODC’s Pilot Series ). Some of the choreographers that Jeannine has worked with are: Gary Masters, Maria Basile, Cheryl Chaddick, Nina Galin, Bih-Tau Sung, Margaret Wingrove, Rip Parker and Richard Jessup. She has taught at San Jose State University, San Jose City College, The Limon Foundation, American Musical Theater and Independence H.S. and Beresford Rec.
Currently, she is on the faculty of Dancing Sun and is studying with Lisa Burnett and JaniceGarrett. Alongside dance, Jeannine has been writing music for 25 years and recently finished an album of original music. To listen to her music you can visit her website at: www.artistedge.net