Hongquan (Anna) Pan
Hongquan was born in Beng Bu China; she has been dancing since she learned to walk. It all started out when her mom put her in the ballroom dance classes at a dance center when she was an itty-bitty little five-year-old. It was family tradition to place girls in dance classes, hoping to teach little kids talents at a young age. However, not many girls in her family stuck with dancing as long as she did. Hongquan likes to dance for many reasons, one of primary reason is that dancing boosts confidence. She feels free when she dances, she feels like she can truly express herself. When she walks into the dance studio, everything negative in her day disappears and pure joy fills her body.
Hongquan has studied Ballroom and Latin dance forms for seven years and received over 20 awards in dance competitions during the period of 2004-2012. In 2013, she followed her father to the United States. She graduated Salem State University, with a Dance major and Management minor. She has been a member of Repertory Dance Theatre and Salem State Ensemble for three years, and has choreographed and performed in these groups.