Lily Chong began studying ballet, Broadway and Rhythm tap, and jazz in 2001 in Alexandria, VA. She started teaching ballet, Broadway tap, and jazz in 2013 and is certified to teach the Cecchetti ballet method. Lily graduated from George Mason University in 2019 with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a Minor in Nutrition. At GMU, she co-founded the first Afro-Caribbean dance group on campus, Pop Out Dancerz, and finished her degree teaching ballet and jazz at The Lewis Foundation for Classical Ballet in Bangalore, India.
Throughout the years, Lily has taught at classical dance studios, elementary schools, fitness facilities, and a children’s theatre company to students from 3 – 65 years young. She now teaches
dance in Springfield, VA, and continues her academic work as a research assistant at GMU specializing in dance medicine & science.
Lily is devoted to using science to improve the health of dancers and this is shown by her active participation in the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) while continuing to teach and take dance classes.
Lily’s favorite part of teaching is watching her students use dance to expand their mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual capacities, no matter their age or level. She looks forward to improving her talents as a dancer and teacher and expanding her connections within herself and with her students at Cerdafied Studios.