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Top 2: Jin Xing (金星)

Age: 45

Country: China

Marital Status: Divorced

Known as the pioneer of the Chinese modern dance industry, Jin Xing was born on August 13, 1967 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. Jin loved dancing since her childhood, and joined the People's Liberation Army at the age of nine. During 1987-1991, Jin was sent to America to study modern dance and taught dance in Italy in the following two years. In 1995, one year after Jin came back China, she ("he" at that time) decided to undergo a sex change.

In 1996, Jin set up Beijing Modern Dance Company (BMDC), cooperating with Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture. In 1999, Jin moved to Shanghai and founded Jin Xing Dance Theater, the first private modern dance company in China. In 2005, Jin got married with her German boyfriend, but the marriage ended in the following year.

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