by JADE XU
Week 1 & 2
Born in China, raised in Europe and now living in the United States, Jade Xu is an international martial arts icon and aspiring young actress who combines natural beauty, incredible talent and cultural diversity. Born in 1986, Jade’s rigorous training in the Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu / Kung Fu) started at the tender age of six under the strict guidance of her mother and master Xu Guan Guan, which eventually would lead her to an outstanding career filled with international victories and global recognition as one of the most accomplished female Wushu / Kung Fu athletes in the world. In 2009, Jade concluded her successful athletic career and moved on in her pursuit for artistic challenges by initiating a career as an actress. Since then she has played in European and Chinese Film and TV productions and is known for her portrayal of strong women in productions like the Chinese Martial Arts blockbuster ‘Tai Chi Zero’ & ‘Tai Chi Hero’, the popular Chinese TV series ‘The Legend of Wing Chun’ and her leading role in Cirque Du Soleil’s hit show, ‘Michael Jackson ONE’ in Las Vegas, for which Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was one of the choreographers.