How it all began
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of her.
STC Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to promote the appreciation of Asian culture and its arts, to edify and enrich our community, and to instill social and moral values in our younger generation. Dance Impressions Productions was established in 1994, aims to instill cultural awareness, appreciation of dance, and encourage self confidence and growth. Our dancers are trained in many dance forms, including Chinese classical dance, folk dance, drums, martial arts, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, as well as flexibility discipline. We highly encourage our dancers to be well rounded in every form of dance. STC Performing Arts is formed in 2016 with the mission to develop and foster the creative talents of its members in performing arts and culture. We aim to teach the invaluable lessons of discipline, appreciation, commitment, and team motivation. Through participation and contribution, members gain the opportunity to train and enrich their talents. Together, we bring a positive impact to our surrounding through community outreach and cultural exchange.
Under the leadership of Mr. John Hsu and Ms. Anne, we emphasize our core value and play key roles in promoting culture by participating in numerous functions in and around Southern California, including annual Disney Lunar New Year Celebration since 2011, annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Celebration at Downtown Disney, annual city parades, The Pasadena Tournament of the Roses Parade, International Travel Shows, and partnership performances with TzuChi Foundation at Segerstrom Performing Arts Center and Microsoft Theater to promote the awareness of environmental protection, medicine, health, education, and culture.
Anne Ma 馬淑芬
STC Foundation CEO ㇑STC 順天聯合基金會執行長
Dance Impressions Productions Founder and Artistic Director ㇑舞印舞蹈中心暨舞印製作創辦人及藝術總監
Anne Ma began her early dance training at the age of four and a career at the age of thirteen, the emerging dancer began her teaching career. Anne continued her professional after graduating from the Dance Department of Taiwan Tainan University of Technology. Recognized by her talents, Anne was employed as a professional performer at Disneyland from 1997-2010 while guest performed in a variety of productions throughout the country.
Anne has taught at UCI for over 20 years, inspiring many young adults with the beauty of Chinese cultural dance and history. Anne has also been the Artistic Director for the Disney Lunar New Year Celebration since 2011 and continue to bring her creative talents to this production for 13 years and counting. While Anne is known for her award winning choreographies, her artistic leadership qualities extends to working as Stage Manager and Lighting Designer in many major dance and concert productions. In addition to dance, Anne has also been invited as a judge for many regional and local beauty pageants and singing competitions including ETTV Top Idol and more.
Anne is the recipient of many regional, national, and international dance awards. Among her many honors, Anne received the Outstanding Young Achiever Award of Southern California in 1997 and in 2012. In 2005, she was honored with the Phoenix Dancing Award, the highest acknowledgement in dance presented by the Dance Association of Taiwan. In 2014, Anne was presented with the Cultural Creation Award as well as the Influential Educator Award for her 30 years of dedicated service to arts and education. In 2017, Anne was selected by Congressman Ed Royce to represent the local non-profit sector and accompany him to receive the Order of Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon by the President of Taiwan. Anne is also the CEO of STC Foundation, CEO of Dara Inc., the Director of the STC Center, STC GardenWalk, and a prominent figure within the community.
John Hsu 許惠欽
STC Foundation Founder & President
John Hsu, Chief Executive Officer of STC Management, leads the company with both knowledge and passion. With a BA in Business Economics from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine with concentration in Management & Investments, John has been involved in the real estate industry since 1988. Under John’s vision the corporation has expanded rapidly to become the first Asian firm in the United States to receive the Accredited Management Organization designation, and manages a portfolio spanning across the Greater Los Angeles Area, north to Ventura County, south to Orange County, and east to San Bernardino County. Today, STC Management is the largest and most respected commercial real estate firm in the Southern California Chinese community.
John believes that embracing and supporting the community is key to creating a better future and world. He is an active leader in the Kiwanis Club of Hacienda Heights (Board Member), Rowland Heights Chinese Association (past President), San Gabriel Regional Chamber of Commerce (Chairman & President), San Gabriel Valley YMCA (Board of Director), and Commissioner Chair of L.A. County Parks and Recreation. As CEO, he has carried over this community involved mindset and leads the entire STC team in actively participating in community events such as the Buckboard Days Parade and Taste of the Heights. John has also done much in the terms of fostering new leaders of the community by holding spotlights at STC Center for talented youth and hosting leadership camps. As president of STC Foundation, John hopes to direct this nonprofit towards helping people understand and appreciate the beauty of Asian and Chinese Culture.
John teaches his tenets of Health, Love, and Wisdom, to his associates at STC and those around him. His mantra is based upon creating a harmonious existence among businesses and their local communities by providing a sense of synergy which uplifts all. John hopes that by imparting this wisdom upon his company a ripple effect that not only improves the company, but those around it as well will be created. John Hsu hopes to connect members of the community and ultimately promote health, happiness, and well-being for everyone.
Josephine Shih 施涵翠
Dance Impressions Productions Associate Artistic Director
Josephine began her dance training in Taiwan at the age of four, in classical ballet, Chinese traditional dance, Chinese opera, and modern dance. After moving to New Jersey, she continued to receive ballet training at Princeton Ballet School for American Repertory Ballet Company, refined her Chinese opera drama arts forms under a former instructor from the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts (前國立臺灣復興劇校, 現國立臺灣戲曲學院) and also trained with Nai Ni Chen Dance Company in modern and Chinese dance. While studying at UCI, Josephine met and started her training with Ms. Anne Ma in 1999. Josephine has since become a member, teacher, choreographer, and now the Associate Artistic Director at Dance Impressions Productions (formerly Lan Ling Dance Studio). Josephine has competed in various national dance competitions and performed throughout southern California. She was also nominated by American Chinese Dance Association and received the 2014 Outstanding Youth Achievement Award 優秀青年獎. Josephine is a mother of two high schoolers and has been working for 21 years, leading the Geographic Information Systems team for a public sector in Orange County. Dance is her passion and she hopes to inspire others to embrace, dedicate, commit, and flourish in their passions.