The 2007 Distinguished Achievement Award is presented to Jackie Chan for his outstanding kinetic artistry and his unsurpassed support of education for professional dancers. In his films, Jackie Chan invests his astounding action sequences with the grace and virtuosity of ballet, modern dance’s invention and complexity of development, the nuanced dynamics and lyricism of a Broadway musical and Shen Yun’s full-bodied, three dimensional range and magnificent stage prop manipulation. While dazzling and entertaining us, the measure of the greatness of these scenes is that they also always serve the story and provide insights into the characters that Chan portrays – most often the common man with foibles and weakness, just like us. His affinity for his audience is also evidenced by his magnificent generosity. Through countless scholarships over the past two decades, especially to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, he has enabled hundreds of dancers (and actors, filmmakers, musicians, Chinese opera actors, and stage designers and technicians) to pursue professional educations in the performing arts.