Christy Jiang: “I’m more than a dancer.”

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April. 15, 2017 — Christy Jiang practices before her performance at the “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday night in the Metcalf Ballroom at Boston University’s George Sherman Union. Christy is a member of Verge, Boston University’s first and only performing dance company specializing in classical Asian choreography and elemental ballet training. “I love dancing so much that I won’t even feel tired,” Christy said. “Just like today, I came here after two exams and I skipped lunch and dinner.” Photo by Yvonne Shijie Ye.

2ndApril. 23, 2017 — Christy Jiang, left, reacts when her boyfriend, Henrik Choy, right, hands her flowers after her performance at the Verge Annual Dance showcase Sunday night at Boston University Theatre. Verge is Boston University’s first and only performing dance company specializing in classical Asian choreography and elemental ballet training. “I didn’t expect it at all,” Christy said, “this is so sweet.” Photo by Yvonne Shijie Ye.

3rdApril. 23, 2017 — Christy Jiang gets ready before her performance at the “Saturday Night Live” Saturday night in the Metcalf Ballroom at Boston University’s George Sherman Union. Christy is a member of Verge, Boston University’s first and only performing dance company specializing in classical Asian choreography and elemental ballet training. “It’s so important to warm up before dancing,” Christy said, “I once fell on the stage because I didn’t warm up enough and I broke my leg.” Photo by Yvonne Shijie Ye.

fadfsadfsApril. 15, 2017 — Christy Jiang puts on makeup before her performance at the “Saturday Night Live” Saturday night in the Metcalf Ballroom at Boston University’s George Sherman Union. Christy is a member of Verge, Boston University’s first and only performing dance company specializing in classical Asian choreography and elemental ballet training. “It usually takes me under 15 minutes to get ready,” Christy said, “I’ve performed so many times I can’t even count.” Photo by Yvonne Shijie Ye.

4thApril. 16, 2017 — Christy Jiang, 21, wears her sixth ballet shoes and practices a week before her dance group Verge’s annual show Sunday night in the basement of Boston University Fitness & Recreation center. “I began with ballet and then kind of transitioned to traditional Asian dance,” Christy said. “But they are similar,” Christy said she would practice with the group twice a week but before the big show, they practice five times. “We usually practice for 4 hours at night so basically every day after my class I come here and stay till around midnight,” she said. “We joke that we almost sleep here.” Photo by Yvonne Shijie Ye.

5thApril. 16, 2017 —Christy Jiang, left, and Lauren Elizabeth Wong, right, discuss the Verge E-Board members’ new profile photos after practicing for the upcoming annual show Sunday night at the Boston University Fitness & Recreation center. Christy is a member of Verge dance company and she also is in charge of the group’s annual profile photo shooting. “I’ve worked as a journalist for about two years before I came to BU,” Christy said, “But my major is PR because I want to try something new.” Photo by Yvonne Shijie Ye.

1836532335April. 22, 2017 —Christy Jiang checks her gear before the start of Harvard China Forum Saturday morning around 7:30 a.m. in the Meredith Room of Harvard Business School. Christy works as a member of the media team that covers the forum agenda. “I’m in charge of taking photos and recording videos for today,” she said. Christy worked as a journalist for two years before coming to study at Boston University. “Every time I touch the camera, I feel like I have an invisible pen in my hand,” Christy said, “I could draw whatever I like in that frame; this process is just so cool.” Photo by Yvonne Shijie Ye.

1972282550April. 22, 2017 —Christy Jiang takes a well-deserved break between meetings at the Harvard China Forum Saturday night around 6:30 p.m. in the Meredith Room of Harvard Business School. Christy works as a member of the media team covering the forum agenda. “It’s a long day,” she said, “but it’s worth it because I got a lot of good material.” Christy worked as a journalist for two years before coming to study at Boston University.  Photo by Yvonne Shijie Ye.

8May. 1, 2017 — Christy Jiang, the girl in red in the top left photo, keeps these photos in her wallet. Before attending Boston University, Christy worked as a journalist for almost two years. According to Christy, she had worked for Leland Cheung’s (a Cambridge councilor) and Nina Liang’s (the Quincy councilor-at-large) campaigns. “Even though I am an international student, I care about politics,” Christy said. “Also, these two candidates I worked for both have Asian backgrounds and I want to help prove that Asians can and are involved in politics and we are not just ‘model minority’.” Photo by Yvonne Shijie Ye.

9April. 16, 2017 — Christy Jiang, right, and Lauren Elizabeth Wong, left, take a break from practicing for Verge’s annual show Sunday night in the basement of the Boston University Fitness & Recreation center. “Lauren was a classmate freshman year who introduced me and brought me to Verge,” Christy said. Verge is Boston University’s first and only performing dance company specializing in classical Asian choreography and elemental ballet training. Photo by Yvonne Shijie Ye.

 

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