An international contemporary dance artist. She received her MFA in Choreography and BFA in Dance Education from Minzu University of China, the most renowned dance program in the country. Yaqi has also studied the traditional folk dance of the Tibetan, Mongolian, Uyghur, Korean, Han, Dai, Yi, Miao, and Wa people. She performed in the 2015 Beijing Dance Festival, 2015 Guangzhou Dance Festival, 2016 Nan Luo Gu Xiang Theater Festival, 2016 D-stage Festival and the Shanghai West Bund Art Center in 2016; the opera Cavalleria Rusticana and Punchinello in National Center For The Performing Arts of China, and the English Broadway musical Robin Hood with Beijing Playhouse. Yaqi is currently a faculty member at Bright Pearl Dance Arts Academy in Newton, MA.