Many of her former students have joined professional companies such as Pacific Northwest Ballet, New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Contemporary Dance Company, Sarasota Ballet of Florida and BalletMet Columbus. Another student performed in the Broadway production of “The King and I,” which toured England.
Some of her students have gone on to become arts administrators, choreographers, artistic directors of their own schools, or ballet teachers or have chosen to pursue a degree in dance at university.
Ms. Wu has received several awards for her accomplishments in the dance world. In 2003, 2008, 2013 she received the Outstanding Teacher at YAGP Chicago’s competition and in 2004, the Artist Teacher Award from the School of Dance of the Chautauqua Institute.