In Alumni, Performing Arts Management, Tours

Ballroom dancer Allie Spinder and her husband, Kyle, perform in the BYU Spectacular in Xi’an, China. (Steve Fidel)

Professional ballroom dancer Allie Spinder recently traveled to China to perform in the BYU Spectacular, a performing group tour. Spinder, a BYU graduate, said she felt honored to represent the university again.

Spinder feels that the BYU Spectacular was an important step for BYU in finding common ground with China.

“What’s amazing about this show is it’s showing how alike we are,” Spinder said. “I think right now the Chinese people sense a difference and maybe even a divide between our two countries, but yet this show is bringing this great merge.”

Despite the cultural differences between the U.S. and China, BYU Spectacular performers said they found common ground through dance and music while on the tour.

Read the full story at universe.byu.edu.

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