July Zhiyan Yang

Performance Maker

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • AvailabilityCurrently available for freelance jobs.



  • Animation and Post Video Production
  • Soprano
  • Instruments
  • Contemporary Theatre
  • English/mandarin/cantonese
  • Theatre Reviewer
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Theatre Management
  • Creative Critical Thinking
  • Acute Communication and Translation Skills

Work history


Stage Manager

We Draman Group

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
  • San Po Kong, Hong Kong
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for stage management in company productions, collaborated with all departments in theatres, both in Hong Kong and in Mainland China. Supervised, managed, and executed the operation of We Draman Black Box Theatre.




Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
  • Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
  • Freelance
  • Initiated the first Mandarin-speaking student theatre group in The University of Hong Kong. Organised interviews and auditions for executives, performers and backstage. Conduct actor training workshops. Co-design publicity materials. Directed, wrote, and adapted plays and performance art.


Stage Manager

Radio Television Hong Kong

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Hong Kong, Kowloon Bay, 展貿徑1號
  • Freelance
  • Performed in the drama section of the programme. Collaborated with artists. Prepared and managed stage properties.



The University of Hong Kong

Apr 2012 - Jun 2014
  • Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
  • Freelance
  • Conducted detailed archival research in various media and various disciplines. Summarised critical documents. Accomplished statistic and content analysis. Translated journal articles from Chinese to English.



Hong Kong Drama/Theatre and Education Forum

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
  • San Po Kong, Hong Kong
  • Freelance
  • Translated 50 selected short proposals on theatre in education, both English to Chinese and Chinese to English.



Master of Art

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sep 2016
  • London, UK
  • Goldsmiths International Postgraduate Scholarship (£5,000). Coursework include: performance and scenography, practice and theories.


Bachelor Arts

The University of Hong Kong

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
  • Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
  • First Class Honours. Full scholarship. Lee Kam Woon Prizes in Chinese History. Coursework includes: literature and literary theories; theatre and film translation; philosophy; history of art; Chinese philosophy and history.


Visiting Honours Student, History, Art History and Philosophy

Yale University

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
  • New Haven, CT, USA
  • GPA: 3.62. Reward for excellent exchange student from The University of Hong Kong. Coursework includes: literature, film and theories (modern, postmodern and cross-cultural); media theories.


1st Year of a Bachelor’s Degree in History

Peking University

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
  • Beijing, China
  • Chinese Language and Literature Department. Coursework includes: classical and modern Chinese language, literature and history; history of art.