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About

Hi, welcome to my page!

My name is Anya Li, and here are the 3 common facts people know about me:  1) A cat lover  2) An urban hip hop dancer - see my stuff below!  3) A gamer.

 

I've been in the UX/UI Design field since 2016, and Graphic Design has been my side passion that widens my skillset as a visual designer. My experience comes from both corporate and startup, and I'm ready to tackle all kinds of various problems.

Urban Dance

When I'm not designing or playing video games, I'm normally in a parking lot dancing! I use it as another avenue to express my creative juices.  Over the past couple years, I have had opportunities to build urban dance sets for both exhibition and competitive teams. I'd love to share my process! 

Step 1: Teaching Choreography

During a choreography workshop, I normally teach to a group of 40+ people. Teaching the choreography normally takes 90 minutes, and the last 30 minutes is dedicated for attendees to showcase what they've learned. 

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Step 2: Blocking for Set

After a dance team learns the choreography, the piece is blocked. This entails setting dancers in formations, adjusting choreography to enhance visuals, and adding transition movement. 

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Step 3: Cutting Music

An urban dance set is typically 5-6 minutes long entailing 5 different songs. Before the set is ready for performance, these songs must be cut and mixed together with seamless transitions. 

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Step 4: Cleaning

Many practices are hosted to rehearse the set before a showcase or competitive performance. This is required to synchronize everyone's movements and ensure clean visuals.

Step 4: Perform!

I have assisted in directing for both competitive and exhibition dance teams. I began dancing with a beginner team my first year at UCLA undergrad and later grew to become a director during my fourth year! 

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