Mr Leping Xu, graduated from Columbia University with a major in financial engineering, currently works as a data analyst. Born in Tianjin, he gained much exposure to traditional Chinese arts, with particular enthusiasm in calligraphy and Chinese painting. Joining Nankai High School, he became member of its Crosstalk club and proficient bit-part role of the Peking Opera club. While studying at SJTU, he recollected his love of calligraphy, and hence sticked to daily practices. Since moving to New York, he appreciate the opportunity from the Youth Troupe to befriend with peers with similar interests and learn systematically the “clown” and “painted face” role in Peking Opera.