Li Cunxin

Li Cunxin's (Lee Schwin Sing) journey is simply remarkable. He was born into utter poverty in Mao's communist China, and, at a very young age, he was selected to train in Madame Mao's Beijing Dance...

Meet PSB's Newest Speaker: Li Cunxin of 'Mao's Last Dancer'

Premiere Speakers Bureau is pleased to introduce Li Cunxin as our newest exclusive speaker.

Li is a former Chinese ballet dancer whose quest to move to the United States from China set off an international incident in 1981. His motivational story of courage and freedom has inspired audiences worldwide.

His 2003 autobiography, Mao's Last Dancer, has become an international bestseller and was named one of the "Australian Books of the Year". The film based on the book has just been released to rave reviews.

"The film celebrates artistic freedom without preaching a sermon, and often flies when Mr. Chi is on screen," wrote Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal. "When he is on stage, spinning and leaping to the strains of magnificent music, the film soars."

Watch the film's trailer below.

Visit PremiereSpeakers.com/Li_Cunxin to learn more about Li Cunxin and how to bring his inspirational story of hope, freedom and overcoming adversity to your next event.

'Mao's Last Dancer' Calls on Chinese...
Posted July 10th 2012
Li Cunxin with his wife and his children. Photo courtesy of Li Cunxin, photographed by Robert Bontschek. Article from The Epoc...

Meet PSB's Newest Speaker: Li Cunxin...
Posted August 26th 2010
Premiere Speakers Bureau is pleased to introduce Li Cunxin as our newest exclusive speaker. Li is a former Chinese ballet danc...