Dong Mei started her pursuit of dance at the age of eleven. Her passion for dance has led her through all the intensive trainings at the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA), where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree. She completed the master class with the nationally renowned Uyghur artist Hailiqiem, receiving a perfect mark which set a new benchmark in the history of BDA. With her special interest in the dances of China’s many minority groups, she has travelled extensively within the country to study various styles. Dong Mei has traveled all over the world, performing at prestigious venues such as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and China’s National Center for the Performing Arts. She has received many awards, including the Wenhua Award for Outstanding Artists, China’s most prestigious award for the performing arts. As a dancer and choreographer, Dong Mei produces regularly major solo dance shows in Vancouver. The recent production of “Dongmei: A Conversation with Water and Life” was a sold out show at the Vancouver Playhouse.