Yiqing Zhao


Instagram: @yiqingzhao1222

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.

More About Me...

  • A vegan yogi and a firm believer in wholesomeness.
  • A foodie and a cook with at least 20 original smoothie recipes.
  • Most known among my circle of friends for being surprisingly funny.
  • Pablo Neruda is my favorite poet.
  • Chardonnay is my favorite wine.

Where To Spot Me...

  • When I am not auditioning, or on set shooting, or rehearsing/performing, you will most likely find me at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Drama Book Shop or Strand Bookstore. You may also run into me in a dance or yoga studio, 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 so gifted in speech.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 in 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

Pronunciation: Yee-Ching Jow