MANDARIN WU 吳曉清
Proud member of
Actor's Equity Association (AEA)
& American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
Mandarin is an American-born Chinese who loves her name because she also speaks it. She is a performer (dancer/singer/actress), choreographer, director, and designer. She has performed off-Broadway in A DREAM OF RED PAVILIONS, produced by Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. She had enjoyed being in wonderful productions, her favorites include, O BRAVE NEW WORLD - Shakespeare Live! as Ariel from THE TEMPEST, THE KING AND I directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre (FL), ORFEO ED EURIDICE directed by Mark Morris at the Metropolitan Opera. She also enjoys being in films and commercials.
Her interest in collaborating with different medias and people, and embracement of her unique background is often reflected in her creative works. She is the director of Mandarin Orange Performing Arts (MOPA), a production company, which has been producing Dance Bistro, a large-scaled festival in the Southern California area, and the NYU CSSA’s (Chinese Students and Scholars Association) annual galas supported by the NY Chinese Consulate Office and the NY Chinese community. She has presented choreographic works at such venues in the Southern California area - Carpenter Center, LA Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Kodak (Dolby) Theatre, Aritani/Japan America Theatre, Ford Amphitheatre, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Claire Trevor Theatre, Martha B. Knoebel Theatre, Nate Holden Theatre, etc; and in New York - Jazz at the Lincoln Rose Hall, Skirball Center, St. Mark's Church, etc.
Her education includes: NYU Tisch Dance MFA, UC Irvine Dance BA & Digital Arts Minor, LA County High School for the Arts - Dance & Musical Theatre Ensemble.
Mandarin truly hopes to become a role model in this business to inspire those who aspire to be in the arts as a career. She is part of the NAAP (National Asian Artists Project) Broadway Community Choir.