Watch as an Asian-American women performs with her own dance-based routines. 

Beautiful Asians perform in front of the National Center for the Arts and Humanities on March 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

This is the fourth installment of our video series about the arts and humanities in the United States.

This week, we look at a group of talented and dedicated Asian-Americans who have put on a dazzling show that includes choreography, costume design, and dance.

The group, the Asias with the Balls, are members of the Asian American Female Dancers of Washington (AADWD), an ensemble of dance artists who perform at the National Asian American Dancers Festival. 

Here’s what you need to know about the group. 

Asian-American Female Dancer of Washington, aka AADWD, is a group that performs with costumes, choreography and choreography that has come from Asian American female artists and dancers in the Washington, D.C., area. 

AADWT also has a mission statement that includes: “The purpose of our organization is to celebrate, promote and celebrate our Asian American heritage, heritage and culture and our shared history of resistance, inclusion and diversity in the arts.” 

The group has performed at the AADWT Festival for the past seven years and has been featured on ABC News, NBC News, the Today Show, ABC News Online, CBS, CNN and NBC News. 

The Asias With the Balls was created in 2018 by members of AADWD and the group’s current artistic director, Alyssa Chang. 

“I grew up in South Central Los Angeles and really appreciate the arts, particularly dance, for what it represents, but also because it’s a space where I can connect with people in a different way,” said Alyssah Chang, who joined the group as a student at UC Berkeley in 2016. 

At the beginning of 2018, the group had been touring and performing in the U.S. and internationally for the AadWT festival. 

According to Alyssayna Chang, it was a very rewarding experience to collaborate with others from the Asian-America community, who are in the same place. 

Chang said, “I am so excited to be able to share this work with the people who really know me and love me.” 

Chand’s dance routines include choreographed dances for Asian American families, and choreographed dance routines for Asian Americans men and women. 

Some of the most famous choreographers in the industry are members in the group, including choreographer and choreographer of “The Voice” Kaya Williams, choreographer to The Voice, Emily Lee, choreographers to “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” choreographer for “Scandal,” and choreographers for “Hamilton.” 

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with some of the greatest dancers in this country,” said Chang.

AADWWD has also performed at The Arts Center, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

For more information about the Arts Center and the Smithsonian, visit artcenter.si.edu or artscenter.nasa.gov.