About our Panelists
Louisa Huang is a Beijing Opera actress, a co-founder and the president of DC Beauty of Beijing Opera (DCBBO), which is a Maryland based non-profit organization with an aim to promote cultural exchange in the US East. Together with her team, Louisa pursues breaking down the barriers between people of different ethnic origin through presenting a new, fresh theater form and acoustic rendition appealing to audiences from the East to the West. The educational oriented performances and workshops about Beijing Opera that DCBBO delivered for local communities, universities, public and private schools and US governments have benefited tens of thousands of people, enjoyed wide media coverage and were highly remarked upon by the public.
Isaac Xie was born and grew up in the USA and is currently a freshman at Middlebury College pursuing a joint major in Chemistry and Environmental Studies. He also currently serves in the Middlebury College orchestra as a violinist. Under family influence, Isaac began learning Beijing Opera at age 3. First performing in a Beijing Opera at age 6 and debuting on stage with the jinghu (Chinese Violin) at age 14, Isaac has performed and spread this traditional Chinese theater form to many throughout the Northeastern USA and various cities in China. Isaac has enthusiastically served as a long-term volunteer of DCBBO and is now the youngest musician on the local Beijing Opera orchestra.
Watch the full discussion here: