Performing Arts: Dancer; Opera
Shen Jun began his formal dance training in high school, where he studied Ballet, Chinese classical Opera dance, and Chinese folk dance. He danced in Wuxi Song & Dance Troupe for 3 years, and went on to earn his bachelor degree at the Beijing Capital Normal University in 2001. He joined the Beijing Dance LDTX after his graduation, and attended many worldwide dance festivals such as Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Grand Performances (LA), Dance Salad Festival ( Houston), Busan International Dance Festival.
Shen has also collaborated with numerous artists and dance companies such as Willy Tsao, Scot Putman, Charles Anderson, Hugo Dalton, Wang Jianwei, as well as Ziru production, Hou Yin Dance Theatre, Alonzo-King Lines Ballet Training Program.
Shen was invited to join the graduate dance program at UT Austin in 2013, and earned his Master degree of Fine Arts. In 2016. He founded the Shen Jun Movement Effect, based in Austin area, where he serves as artistic director. He teaches at the Austin Community College as an assistant professor, as well as has taught modern dance classes at the Blue Lapis Light studio. He recently joined the company as a principal dancer and collaborator.