When professional dancer Xijun Fu tired of trying to find ballet shoes with that perfect fit, he opted for crafting his own. Starting with 70 simple pairs, Fuzi shoes was launched in 1996. His products were so successful within the dance community that word of mouth and consistent success eventually brought Fuzi to set up show within Washington State.
Born in QingDao, China, Xijun Fu's dancing career began with rigorous training among the world's best at Beijing Dance Academy. His natural talent and perfect technique led to a soloist dancing position with the National Ballet of China—at the impressive age of 18. After years dancing with Ballet DE Santiago in Chile, Xijun was asked to join the Cincinnati Ballet. Currently, Fu and his wife Fang Li live in Washington State, wherein their passion for all things dance is directed through the success of Fuzi.