The 2012 Hong Kong Dance Award for Distinguished Achievement Award is presented to Mui Cheuk-yin for her dedication and long-standing commitment to developing dance in Hong Kong over three decades.
Starting her career as a professional dancer in the 1980s, Mui became an independent choreographer /dancer /teacher in the 1990s and is an internationally renowned solo artist and dance ambassador for Hong Kong. Her work focuses on exploring human emotions and relationships. Her choreography has a distinctive aesthetic voice and, while contemporary, often incorporates Chinese elements. Her unwavering commitment and passion to strive for the best in dance has earned her numerous honours from the Hong Kong community, including three Hong Kong Dance Awards. Mui has given generously of her time and expertise to the development of dance in Hong Kong as mentor, teacher and leader. She is actively involved in nurturing upcoming choreographers and in advisory work for the government. Passionate and dedicated, Mui is truly a model dance professional.