Yungchia Chen is currently an instructor at Feitian College and Feitian Academy of the Arts in New York and was formerly a lecturer in dance at Central University for Nationalities in Beijing. Before coming to the United States, he was a council director of the Dance Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Chen possesses a mastery of Chinese classical and folk dance as well as classical ballet. Throughout his career, he has been deeply involved in multifaceted artistic performances, pedagogy, and choreography. Chen won first place in New Tang Dynasty Television's 2007 International Classical Chinese Dance Competition, the International Cultural Exchange Award (top honor) and the Sliver Medal in choreography at Japan's Kitakyushu International Dance Competition, as well as both the silver prize (performance) and the Gardener Award (pedagogy) in China's National Peach and Plum Cup Dance Competition.