Iny Asian Dance Theater is a Twin Cities based local Asian dance theater school with more than 13 years of history. Our dance theater participates in many celebration performances, competitions, and cultural festivals, as well as creating and performing original theatrical works in and around the local Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. In the last 2 years, we have also extended to perform nationally, such as in California, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida, and internationally in China.
Our primarily focus is Asian dances that include Hmong, Chinese, Mongolian, Thai, and Bollywood dance style, all taught and choreographed by Internationally renowned Hmong artist – Iny Mai Vang, along with a well-qualified dance coach team.
Iny Asian Dance Theater has a long history of winning first place titles at many Hmong New Year dance competitions. We have also received well review at other dance festivals.
Founded in 2000 by Iny Xiong (aka. Mai Vang), Iny Asian Dance Theater (IADT)’s mission is to promote and celebrate Hmong Arts and Culture through dance, theater, educational workshops and other cultural enrichment activities. Our two major projects are to 1) Bringing the Asian Traditional Dances to life, with a special focus on Asian Indian, Chinese, Hmong, Laotian and Thai dances through weekly dance classes and community engagement performances; 2) Sharing Hmong cultures and talents with mainstream audience, to build a better community of appreciation of diverse arts with annual recitals and new, original dance drama performance series.
A particular emphasis is placed on youth participation. We offer 7 levels of classes:
· MN Sunshine – girls’ age from 12 and up, with 7 hours training weekly
· Ocean – girls’ age from 11 – 16, with 6 hours training weekly
· Silver Skies – girls’ age from 8 – 13, with 5 hours training weekly
· Rainbow – girls’ age from 6 – 10, with 3 hours training weekly
· Hmong Heroes (All Boy’s Group) – all age, with 5 hours training weekly
. Dancing Mist – girls ages 11-16, with 3 hours training weekly
. Snow Flakes – girls ages 8-13, with 3 hours training weekly
The Most Advanced group – MN Sunshine – has a long history of winning first place titles at many Hmong New Year dance competitions. They received First Place at the 2012 International Hmong New Year Celebration. Iny Asian Dance Theater is famous with their explosive physical capabilities along with beautiful costumes, and refreshing Asian music.
Dance Groups of Iny Asian Dance Theater