The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.
The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
Lien Chi Chang officially established the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats in 1967 with his family whose member included Danny Chang, his sister and other students. From 1967 to 1984, Lien Chi led the company to numerous performances in different nations. The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats dazzled audiences range from 8 years old kids to 80 years old seniors all across the globe. Danny Chang, often traveled with his father’s Golden Dragon Acrobats, was later chosen by the National Acrobats Troupe of Republic of China to lead the various world tour produced by the most prestige acrobat school in Taiwan.
After more than 17 years of apprenticeship under his dad and several years of world tour, Danny Chang was ready to step up as the President of the Golden Dragon Acrobats when Lien Chi Chang accepted the head coaching job at the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts.
As a young entrepreneur, Danny showed tremendous passion toward the acrobatic arts. His first goal was to reorganize the company from a small group to a world renowned production company. He chose the United States of America as his starting point. With Mr. Bill Fegan’s assistances, the Golden Dragon Acrobats debuted in 1985.
Today, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have been recognized as the preeminent Chinese acrobatic company in the United States. As the director and the producer, Danny Chang has built a solid reputation based on his talents as both an acrobatic performer and artistic director. Every year, along with the choreographer, also his wife, Angela Chang, attend different acrobatic competitions to constantly select the most elite performers to join the Golden Dragon Acrobats.
About Mr. Chang Lien Chi
Mr. Chang Lien Chi, father of Danny Chin-Chang Chang was the founder of Golden Dragon Acrobats. In 1949, he and his family brought acrobatic performance from Wu Qiao China to the audiences in Taiwan. However, Mr. Chang was unable to return to China due to the Chinese civil war. Therefore, he decided to start an acrobatic business with his brother in Taiwan (the Chang’s Acrobatic Troupe). In 1967, the name of the company officially changed to Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats.
About Mr. Danny Chin-Chang Chang
Danny started his acrobat career as young as 7 years old. He was trained personally by his father and join Chang’s Acrobatic Troupe to perform through out Taiwan. As an outstanding performer, Danny was selected to the National Acrobats Troupe of Republic of China in 1967. Since that year, he had the privileges of performing in numerous countries every year.
In 1984, Lien Chi Chang accepted a prestige position as the Head Coach at National Taiwan College of Performing Arts. Danny Chang officially inherited the Golden Dragon Acrobats. Danny Chang decided to venture his business outside of the well established market in Asia. After a year of planning and preparation, Danny finally realized this dream by performing at the United States of America.