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About

The Alchemy Theatre & Art Studio has been changing the lives of young people in China since 2017. We believe in:

  • Art as empowerment
  • Acting as truth
  • Connection through authenticity
  • Collaboration through trust
  • Building bravery
  • The power of play

Founded on the basis of cultural exchange between China & the United States, Alchemy was born from the unlocking of creative potential that comes when we connect across difference. Xiaopei, Evgeniya, and Caitlin have crisscrossed the globe in search of the very things they bring to their students, only to realize--and then teach-- that we already carry everything we need within us.

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What do we want our students to learn?

Your strength lies in your uniqueness. 

Authenticity is the foundation. 

Self-awareness, understanding, and confidence are the tools.

Develop courage by practicing risk-taking in a safe space.

Connecting to your emotions allows you to connect with others.

With collaboration-- speaking your truth and having it reflected back at you; listening; working with group dynamics-- anything is possible.

We articulate universal truths through the specifics. 

Active, human storytelling is a way to develop and practice empathy.

Flexibility. Flexibility, flexibility, flexibility. Changes come at us a mile a minute. Learn to roll with rather than against it.

Live in the present-- stay open and say yes to the world.

There is power in experimentation, trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone.

Jumpstart your growth mindset and face challenges without fear.

Trust your instincts and intuition.

We're taking back the power of play, joy, connection, and movement. It's not just children who are allowed to have fun!

Step boldly into the full range of your possibility and potential.