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 Academy. So began Li's journey. The seven years of harsh training regime at the Beijing Dance Academy taught him discipline, resilience, determination and perseverance. Li's astounding drive and relentless hard work made him one of the best dancers in the world. Li then made a successful career transition from ballet to finance. He is a senior manager at one of the largest stockbroking firms in Australia. He was named 2009 Australian Father of the Year.

The inspirational story of Li's life is recounted in his memoir Mao's Last Dancer which quickly rose to No. 1 on the Australian Non-Fiction Best-Seller List, won the Book of the Year Award in Australia and received the Christopher Award for Literature in the USA. It went on to become an international bestseller. It's in the 51st reprint and is now a featured film.

Li's experiences are real; his journey is incredible; his story is true, and he is the living example of overcome adversity and achieving excellence in life.

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Featured Keynote Programs

Three Teachers that Inspired Mao's Last Dancer

Throughout Li's inspirational story to freedom there were The Three Teachers that Inspired Mao's Last Dancer. Every step of his journey teachers invested and believed in Li, cultivating confidence and success in his dancing and passion to be the best. Li shares his touching story and how these three teachers not only changed his life, but change the lives of many around him. You could be changing that one students life as we speak?

Keynote Topics

The Importance of Effective Leadership

Finding and Following Your Passion

Maximizing Life's Opportunities

Adapting to Change and Rising to Challenges

Maintaining a Positive Mental State in the Face of Adversity


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'Mao's Last Dancer' Calls on Chinese to Join NTD Dance Competition

Li Cunxin with his wife and his children. Photo courtesy of Li Cunxin, photographed by Robert Bontschek. Article from The Epoch Times; Written by Luo Ya For the first...
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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...
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