Chinese-born dancer who was simply a Primary Artist using the Australian Ballet from 1995 to 1999. He educated on the Beijing Dance Academy for seven years and continued to become listed on the Houston Ballet in 1979. He became Creative Director from the Queensland Ballet in 2012. He previously three children along with his second wife, Australian dancer Mary McKendry. His early skill for dance was acknowledged by the government from the People’s Republic of China, and he was selected by the ethnic advisors of Mao Tse Tung’s wife, Madame Mao (Jiang Qing), to review dance in america.
|1||The first ballet he ever danced was the Chinese revolutionary ballet "The Red Detachment of Women".|
|2||He defected to the United States after getting the opportunity for a summer scholarship with the Houston Ballet.|
|3||He is portrayed by Chi Cao in Mao's Last Dancer (2009). Li recommended Cao to portray him. Cao's parents were two of Li's former teachers at the Beijing Dance Academy.|
|4||He shares similar experiences with Joan Chen, who portrayed his mother in Mao's Last Dancer (2009): both were born in 1961, they were picked at a young age to pursue an artistic career and they both came to the United States in 1981.|
|Mao's Last Dancer||2009||autobiography|
|Mao's Last Dancer||2009||executive: Bell Potter|
|Mao's Last Dancer||2009||special thanks|
|Australian Story||2012||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Miradas 2||2010||TV Series documentary||Himself|
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