Yiqing Zhao

Bilingual Asian Theater/TV/Film Actress, Singer and Model

Pronunciation: Yee-Ching Jow

Yiqing Zhao is an actress, singer and model based in New York City. She started music training at the age of five and is proficient in piano. She is also a very experienced, award-winning gala hostess of numerous events for children, teenagers and adults alike.

Yiqing holds a bachelor’s degree in medical sciences from Fudan University in Shanghai and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, where she was very fortunate to study theater alongside her degree program with scholarships awarded by both the university and a not-for-profit organization. She started her acting training with the famous actor, John Astin, with a variety of performance, directing and playwriting classes taught by Peg Denithorne, James Glossman and Joe Martin. Yiqing resumed her training in the Evening Conservatory Program at Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

With her excellent singing, dancing and piano skills, Yiqing made her theater debut in Utopia Parkway by Chuck Mee with Single Carrot Theater in Baltimore. Two months after the show, she made her NYC debut in Float, an original musical of the Dream Up Festival in 2016, as Eggon Alabaster, a precocious teenage seagull who sings a solo with an airy voice.

Yiqing took a leading role in a Sci-fi Indie Sisterhood: Libertad, in which she plays a highly intelligent agent. She played the leading roles in two short films for promoting tobacco control in China, which served as official promotional material for a national health campaign and were screened in over 300 cities. 

Yiqing is a typical YOLO ( You Only Live Once) girl, a vegetarian and a firm believer in wholesomeness. She is an enthusiastic advocate of healthy diet and lifestyles. She is a foodie and cook, and enjoys yoga and swimming. When she is not auditioning, or on set shooting, or rehearsing/performing, you will most likely find her at Stella Adler Studio of Acting or Broadway Dance Center, or working out at YMCA, or at Drama Book Shop or Strand Bookstore. You may also find her at MOMA or one of the numerous theaters across New York City!

  • "Not only is Yiqing a most talented actor, she has a wonderful ear for sound and is gifted so in speech that she has made striking progress in her learning and speaking English.She's also a knockout, with a face and performing skills that radiate intelligence, strength, and delicacy."--John Astin, actor and director, known for the role of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family
  • "Yiqing has a natural and vivid imagination, unending enthusiasm and is a pleasure to work with. She is always engaged with a positive attitude and willingness to dive in head first to anything that comes her way."--Genevieve de Mahy, artistic director of Single Carrot Theater, Baltimore, MD
  • "It is a pure pleasure to work with Yiqing. She is up for the task at hand, singing, acting, dancing and costuming. And her intelligence and unique perspectives will enhance this experience."--Peter Dizozza, composer, writer and director of WAH Theater, New York City