John Ying

John Ying  is an Assistant Dance Coach with DEAFinitely, Inc., specifically in b-boying (aka breakdancing). John’s professional career is a software engineer, but he has studied B-boy and breakdancing since grade school. John is a Deaf Asian-American man. Though he was born Deaf, he grew up oral relying on hearing aids and residual hearing rather than sign language. He describes growing up as a child harboring a lot of anger due to a lack of communication access and credits 

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John Ying breakdancing for youth.

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the movement arts as one of the most influential aspects of his life. John shares that dance opened up his ability to express himself and he feels a sense of connectedness to others through the arts. John appreciates being able to share his love of breakdancing with other Deaf and hard of hearing youth and being a role model as they explore their identities, express themselves through dance, and navigate communicate access or lack thereof. 

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