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LINUS KWOK

Head of Assessments

Linus graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Dance, majored in Ballet and Dance Education. He studied the Russian Vaganova Ballet teaching methodology with Mr. Vladimir Issaev and he is the first Hong Kong teacher to obtain the Teacher's Certificate of Vaganova method.He was awarded with full ballet scholarship at Ivy Chung School of Ballet.He has also received Alumni Association Scholarship for the Arts (Dance and Drama), SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School. Funding from the Hong Kong Bank Foundation, Linus was awarded the HKSAR/Mainland Exchange Scholarship, allowing him to have culture exchange with the Liaoning Ballet Company and Shenyang Conservatory of Music. 


Linus has an extensive performing experiences. During his professional training in HKAPA, he has performed “Fragmented Dialogue-Fleeting Moments”, “Dance/lines- Propaganda Ballet”, “Night Falls Fast-of night and other things”,” November Dances-Chopin Suite”, “Carmen” and ballet classicals such as Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty with Hong Kong Ballet Company. Linus took part in numerous stage performances such as "The French May Arts Festival","Cirque de Soleil","Blindates” (Danceart Company),” And Then There’s You” (Hong Kong Arts Festival), ”Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme –Tree in my home”, leading roles of “Sleeping Beauty and Four Seasons”, “Wonderland 2009 & 2010”and Chinese New Year Night Parade (Ivy’s Ballet Company). Linus has played the principal role in “I Believe” ballet performance organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, in which he was also the Rehearsal Director of the show.


He worked as a dance teacher in schools such as La Salle College, Fukien Secondary School, Valtorta College, International Christian School. He has also been invited to the National Zhubei Senior High School Taiwan as a Guest Professor and choreographer. 


Linus is active in choreography work as well. Recently, his work “ Notre Suite Romantique” and ”Hungarian Rhapsody” were both awarded Outstanding Performance and Gold Award of the Hong Kong Open Dance Contest. He was awarded “Outstanding Choreography Award” in the Star of Canaan Dance International Ballet Competition with his work ”The Theory of Everything”,Gold Award with "Finale Suite Romantique"," and Silver Award in Group Dance (choreographed by Linus) in the Hong Kong Ballet Group’s 5th Young Ballet Stars Awards. He also directed different classical ballet such as “Coppelia”,“Swan Lake”, “Paquita” ,“Le Corsaire”,”Les Sylphides” and “Don Quixote”. Linus was Artistic Director of Beyond Dance Company. Under his artistic direction ,Beyond Dance Company was awarded numerous prizes in different dance competitions. 


Linus is now Vice Principal of Ivy Chung School of Ballet and Ballet Master of Ivy's Ballet Company. He is also Ballet Master of Canaan Dance, presenting scholarships from the School of Cadence Ballet, Vassiliev Academy of Classical Ballet and the Kirov Academy of Ballet Washington,DC.