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“Art is empty without passion, life is meaningless without faith”
小林健司

Kenji Kobayashi

Principal Dancer

“Art is empty without passion, life is meaningless without faith”
小林健司

Kenji Kobayashi

Principal Dancer

BIOGRAPHY

Born in: Tokyo, Japan
With Shen Yun Since: 2010

Kenji Kobayashi studied classical Chinese dance at the New York-based Fei Tian Academy of the Arts and holds a bachelor’s in this field from Fei Tian College, graduating summa cum laude. He is currently pursing a Master of Fine Arts in classical Chinese dance from Fei Tian College. He won first place in the New Tang Dynasty Television’s 2016 International Classical Chinese Dance Competition (adult male division). In 2014 he won first place in the junior male division of the same competition, after having won second place in 2012.

Repertoire Highlights

Visiting Chang'e at the Moon Palace (2019)

The Ties of Affection, the Tao of Destiny (2019)

Restaurant Cheer (2019)

Lost in a Painting (2019)

In a Modern Temple (2018)

Monkey Battles Warlock (2018)

Monkey King at Fire Mountain (2017)

Super Monk (2017)

Boundless Compassion (2017)

Hope for the Future (2016)

Monkey King and the Skeleton Demon (2015)

Sand Monk is Blessed (2013)

Happiness in the Huai Valley (2012)

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