Daoyuan Chen (陈道远, Dao) is a professional ballet dancer, graduated with honors from Shanghai Dance School. He was invited by Japanese Kumamoto Ballet company, to play a major role in classical ballet Sleeping Beauty and won the " Starlight Plan" excellent skills scholarship award sponsored by City of Shanghai. Dao has participated and won several international awards including 2nd place in the Chinese Tao Li Cup ballet group dance contest, 2nd place in the Seoul International Ballet Competition and Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition Performance Award. Followed that Dao was invited to study at one of the world 's top ten ballet companies, Hamburg Ballet - John Neumeier in Germany for his ballet master degree. He also received scholarship from Rudolf Nureyev Foundation, which is the highest international ballet scholarship fund. Dao is the only Chinese ballet dancer that has received this grant. In year 2009, Dao officially joined the Hamburg Ballet company, directed and starred in the new ballet and modern ballet dance performances, toured Europe, America, Asia and Russia. In 2012, Dao joined the Boston Ballet. He focuses on a new ballet pedagogy, building students competence in choreography and directing, ballet -based approach, classical and modern ballet choreography repertoire, pas de deux, modern muscular physique training, and international Latin dance.