Founder of Final Bow for Yellowface, arts educator and advocate Phil Chan joins in conversation with Princeton Professors Anne Cheng (English) and Paul Nadal (Asian American Studies) in the context of Tina Fehlandt’s spring dance course, “Ballet as an Evolving Form.” Presented by the Lewis Center and the Program in Asian American Studies.


The conversation is free and open to the Princeton University community and will take place on Zoom Webinar. Visit the Virtual Events Page and log-in with Princeton net ID to access the Zoom registration link.


If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.


phil wearing white collar shirt and shimmering blue tux jacket

Photo by Eli Schmidt

Phil Chan is a co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface and most recently served as the Director of Programming for IVY, connecting young professionals with leading American museums and performing arts institutions. He is a graduate of Carleton College and an alumnus of the Ailey School. As a writer, he served as the Executive Editor for FLATT Magazine and contributed to Dance Europe Magazine, Dance Magazine, Dance Business Weekly, and the Huffington Post. He was the founding General Manager of the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival and was the General Manager for Armitage Gone! Dance and Youth America Grand Prix. He served multiple years on the National Endowment for the Arts dance panel and the Jadin Wong Award panel presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance. He serves on the Leaders of Color steering committee at Americans for the Arts, the International Council for the Parsons Dance Company, and the Advisory Board of Dance Magazine. He is the author of Final Bow for Yellowface: Dancing between Intention and Impact, and a 2020 New York Public Library Dance Research Fellow.


Presented By

  • Program in Asian American Studies
  • Program in Dance