I am so happy for the many years I got to watch her blossom and her smile light up the stage. Thank you to Shir Lee Wu and Columbus City Ballet School for everything. I know she will be better at whatever she does in life because of the many things you have taught her.
Columbus City Ballet School is one of the TOP NOTCH ballet schools in Central Ohio. Please note I am saying that not just because my daughter is being trained here (of course I would send my daughter to the best ballet school), the school truly has been the hidden secret of Columbus in the past years. There are 3 main things I am highlighting Ms Shirlee’s school and I am so excited they are now ready to be present in Asian Festival:
1. Ms Shirlee has been nationally and internationally recognized artistic director, master teacher and coach for the past 30 years. She is much in demand as a guest teacher both in the United States and abroad, and has taught students and professionals in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Indonesia.
2. Columbus City ballet school students won many awards at the most recognized national and International ballet competitions including Youth America Grand Prix. Some of Shirlee’s previous students also joined professional companies such as Pacific Northwest Ballet, New York City Ballet and Martha Graham Contemporary Dance Company etc.
Bd Ballet wrote: "??????????!" translate"Miss Shir lee Wu is really good!"
Thank you for your email and sharing your concerns with me. I love Shir Lee Wu and know what a good teacher she is. We have worked together before. And she is training her students beautifully as the other girl in L 1 from her school is also beautiful.
Shir Lee Wu certainly does know how to train beautiful dancers and we can see that with those students here from her school.
- Catherine Batchelle-School director of Cincinnati Ballet School
"Thank you for everything you done for Runa. She improved a lot because of your teaching!
"Thank you for being an amazing teacher, am glad that you are my teacher."
"I love all your classes, and hope that the Conservatory program goes amazing this year. I feel that I have gotten better and more disciplined this year. Thank you for all of the hard work, time and energy you put into the show"
"To the article about my studio! Columbus City Ballet School is an amazing studio that produces strong, creative, and disciplined artists that take their skills into all fields! So thankful that it has grown every year and will continue to grow"
- Alnna Newkirt, Guest artist
"Shir Lee Wu has won the respect and admiration of many dance professionals in our country. She is a master teacher with a complete depth of knowledge of both ballet and the Graham technique of modern Dance"
-- Sheila Claire Cohen, former head of dance department at Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts
"Shir Lee Wu's teaching is inspiring, she work you hard"
- Miranda Giles, former Student, currently trainee with Los Angels Ballet
“Thank you so much for teaching in our summer intensive program this year. I loved the piece you set on the students! I thought the way it was constructed and the musicality were very well done. The dancers did an amazing job performing it as well. I hope that you have a wonderful fall!!
Shir Lee Wu is an extraordinary teacher who has had sensational result with her school/company. Shir Lee Wu communicates to her students a sense of dedication and commitment and instills in them the constant search for excellence.”
-Jean Pierre, Artistic Director North Carolina Dance Theater
“Shir Lee Wu, a superlative artist, a highly creative choreographer, a person of integrity and above a remarkable teacher totally dedicated to her Art and her students.”
-Oleg Sabline, former soloist of Paris Opera Ballet, former faculty of U.C.
“Shir Lee Wu, a very well respected master teacher of ballet and modern dance in the United States. In a very short time Ms Wu has made her school one of the best training center in the Northeastern United States of the highest standard.”
-Sheila Cohan, Former Head of Dance of School for Creative and Performing Art in Cincinnati
“Samantha loved having you as a teacher for the Joffrey program! Thank you for taking the time to pass on so many beautiful lessons to my daughter! Hopefully, she will have the opportunity to study with you again in the future.”
“I received training from you way back at CYB when I was a young girl. I found your website and information from the Ohio Dance website. I must say it was a joy seeing your name again! It brought back memories of Saturday mornings filled with dance classes and the Nutcracker.
Upon graduation from High School I attended OSU (also under a dance scholarship) where I majored in dance and received a BFA in dance in 2009. I am currently considering returning to OSU for my MFA in dance. Currently I am teaching dance at the Arts and College Preparatory Academy here in the Columbus area. I wanted to let you know that I appreciate all of the training I have received from you I have grown into a great dancer. Thank You!”