Latest Updates and Important News

Are you interested in being a choreographer for LNYF 2016: Year of the Monkey? The application to choreo for next year's show has now been released! Click here. If you are interested, or know someone that may be interested, please consider and spread the news! Applications are due September 7, 2015 at 11:59PM. Send completed applications to

Did you order a DVD copy of LNYF 2015: Year of the Ram? Please contact an exec member to pick it up!

Thank you for those who joined us for the two tinikling workshops! Missed it? Auditions for tinikling will be happening in Fall 2015! Don't know what tinikling is? Watch the video below!​

Thank you so much to everyone for coming out to see our show and supporting LNYF 2015. Because of everyone involved we are thrilled to announce that we surpassed our fundraising goal and will be donating $13,440.01 to Action Against Hunger!

Scoreboard of Points

Standing Drum






About Us

Learn About our Organization & Philanthropy.

Show Dates: February 5, 2016 @ 7pm and February 6, 2016 @ 2pm and 7pm at Edison Theatre.


The Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF) is an annual event on the Washington University Campus celebrating the Lunar New Year and promoting awareness of the different aspects of Asian culture from China to Korea and more. This spectacular show, held for two nights in Edison Theatre, is a completely student-run production and promotes interaction and unity among the various Asian groups on campus. At the same time it enables both the Washington University and Saint Louis communities to explore the Asian heritage from a traditional as well as modern perspective. Through a great variety of exciting performances of acting, dancing, and music, people of all backgrounds can enjoy and celebrate the New Year together. While LNYF makes its mark through the final production showcasing various facets of Asian culture, it does not stop at the level of simply "another cultural show." LNYF seeks to leave a prolonged impact upon its viewers, and accomplishes this through two means: our skit and annual philanthropy. In the skit, we seek to demonstrate important issues that Asian Americans deal with on a daily basis. Also, through the philanthropy that LNYF sponsors, the group is able to leave an impact not only on the school but also upon the global community.

Our Philanthropy

Action Against Hunger


Right now, there are 872 million people around the world who are hungry. Of which, 34 million are children suffering from the life-threatening condition of severe acute malnutrition. If nothing changes, at least one million children will die this year as a result of malnutrition.
That is, if nothing changes.
Lunar New Year Festival is supporting Action Against Hunger (ACF*) in their endeavor to make a change. Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization that aims to end the cruel injustice of world hunger. Its 5,000+ field staff, and extensive in-country programs provide effective treatment for acute malnutrition, and provide sustainable solutions to hunger. ACF provides effective and thorough life-saving treatments for children suffering from acute malnutrition, a fatal result of simply lacking food.
This year, Lunar New Year Festival is partnering with Action Against Hunger (ACF* International) in their mission to end world hunger. ACF provides services in nutrition, water sanitation, food sustainability and emergency response to people across the world, including Chad, Kenya, and Sudan, three of the world’s hunger hotspots. Their programs are launched during times of crisis and focus on serving the most vulnerable victims: young children and pregnant or nursing mothers. From educating communities about water sanitation to enabling farmers to invest in sustainable food crops to revolutionary nutrition products and treatment protocols, ACF works within communities to ensure lasting change and improves the lives of over 5 million people each year.
Please join us in this fight against hunger. Help us reach our goal of $6,750 to treat 150 children with acute malnutrition. For the 34 million children who will wake up hungry today. And for the heartbreaking number that will not get to wake up tomorrow.
Let us take action, before hunger takes lives.
*acronym taken from French-founded name Action Contre la Faim

Performance List!

More than 200 people tried out for auditions this year, making it one of the most competitive auditions ever. If you were not placed in a dance, please consider other options to become involved in LNYF. We are looking for photographers, ushers, and stage crew members and there are also two more opportunities to perform on stage: fashion show and senior dance. Please email Melissa Wong at if you are interested in fashion show, and Amy Wen at if you are interested in stage crew. We hope that you will continue to be part of our community! If you have any questions or comments, please email us at



Standing Drum

Will Strober (choreographer)
Jonathan Shieh (choreographer)

Shannon Wang
Lawrance Lee
Josh Zhou
Tim Young
Connie Li

Colman Jin (choreographer)
Sarah Jeu (choreographer)
Eric Young
Victoria Chen
Natalie Wen (Alt)

Kevin Huang
Brandon Eng
Eddie Xie
Darcy Guo
Brian Basco (Alt)

Kun Joo Park (choreographer)

Sang Hyun Bae
Sang Hyun Park
Kwang Pyo Hong
Yong sun Won
Sung sik Zhu




Megan Bacani (choreographer)
Christopher Cahoon (choreographer)

Matt Kim
Shawn He
Hero Robles
Alex Jia
Ethan Poh
Jesse Kao
Michael Bui
Emily Chu
Annie Lu
Kat Dimmick
Tracy Zhang
Rose Yin
Evelyn Shen
Tiffany La
Amanda Phan (Skit Writer)
Gary Huang (Skit Director)
John Schmidt (Skit Director)

Helen Li
Richard Lee
Ted Lin
Peter Qin
Monica Yeung
Michael Xi
Amy Wen
Anne Wang

Jongwhan Park (choreographer)
Kwangpyo Hong (choreographer)

Suyeon Kang
Joy Lin
Hoyoung (Jake) Lee
Mike Ahn
Jade Jarvis
Kyu Park
Angela Park
Sungsik Zhu
Anna Kolasa
Jiyoung Lee
Erin Lee
Donghyun (Danny) Kim
So Yeon (Stacey) Uhm
Erica Ryu
Min Ihl Kim
Min Young (Clare) Kim

Chinese Fan

Korean Fan


Leilei Wu (choreographer)
Sherry Xiao (choreographer)

Elise Oh
Kara Chung
Hang Xue
Jenna Epstein
Christina Gu
Serena Fang
Tiffany Zhang
Kara Wen
Vivienne Liu
Marie Liu

Alex Chiu(choreographer)
Emily Wu (choreographer)
Jenny Zhang (choreographer)

Yuqing Chen
Tiffany Zhang
Serena Fang
Vivienne Liu
Mikaela Jamieson
Emily Lee
Maggie Jia
Kara Wen
Kristine Yoon

Sarah Lin (choreographer)
Lilly Lee (choreographer)

Betty Wang
Jen Chen
Anne Wang
Monica Yeung
Melissa Wong (Senior)
Sharpay (XueQing) Zhang
Yuqing Chen (Freshman)
Catherine Yan
Jennifer Chen
Demi Shen


Martial Arts


Iris Kuo (choreographer)
Caryn Devaney (choreographer)
Melissa Wong (choreographer)

Kayla Seto
Erin Carroll
Kelsie Kodama
Claire Komyati
Erin Hall

Raja Krishna
David Gilmore
Makai Mann
Ian Sekiguchi
Andy Gorman
Dennis Echevarria
Nathan Walton
Ryan Sachar


Kevin Pung (choreographer)

Noah Li Anderson
Maggie Jia
Alan Soetikno
Lora Zuo


Austin Niu (choreographer)
Natalie Ng
Maxwell Wang
Nancy Fang
Edward Xie
Erica Ryu
Sean Carney (choreographer)
Grace Kuo (choreographer)

Elisa De Togni
Karina Del Valle
Justin Finkle
Melissa Zhang​
Reid Schur
Trey Leeper
Michelle Zhang

Executive Board

Click on the pictures of the Exec Members to learn more about them!

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