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Splash Biography



ANDREW MAO, Martial Machiavellian with his head in the clouds




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: UChicago

Year of Graduation: Not available.

Picture of Andrew Mao

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am Beijing born and Chicago grown. In other words, my identity is passion.

I find pure drive in every project I undertake, every teammate I work with, and every leap into new and unfamiliar waters.

In my life, I give new goals and thresholds the same eager willingness that I give everything I have passion for.

In my free time, I love performing Chinese martial arts, acting, dancing, singing, Circus, rock climbing, and volunteering with Homeless Food Run and adopted Chinese children.

Perhaps most importantly, I love to show off my city, whether it involves giving tours for prospective students or for Chicago tourists. I'm an extreme foodie and avid theater-goer, both of which I love sharing expertise for.



Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

A1421: Flying and Finesse in Splash Spring 15 (May. 02, 2015)
Circus is a performance art. Finding inner flexibility, strength, and ease of movement are serendipitous side effects, but performance is the end creation. Flying and Finesse is tailored to find your inner style of dance, acrobatics, and martial arts so that movement across stage becomes second nature. Even with the limited amount of time we have, you as a team will choreograph a performance tailored to your own talents. Feel control over your bodies, confidence in your movements, and accomplishment in your performance. Circus is a performance art. Be ready to perform.


A1422: Food Fu: Art of Cooking for High School students in Splash Spring 15 (May. 02, 2015)
Learn to think outside the ramen and PB&J. Try your hand at creating culinary treats and real, honest-to-earth meals for yourself and your family at home or in the dormitory. Then, eat your creations.


A1386: Flying and Finesse in Cascade Fall 2014 (Oct. 21, 2014)
Circus is a performance art. Finding inner flexibility, strength, and ease of movement are serendipitous side effects, but performance is the end creation. Flying and Finesse is tailored to find your inner style of dance, acrobatics, and martial arts so that movement across stage becomes second nature. Even with the limited amount of time we have, you as a team will choreograph a performance tailored to your own talents. Feel control over your bodies, confidence in your movements, and accomplishment in your performance. Circus is a performance art. Be ready to perform.


A1302: Flying and Finesse: Martial Arts and Acrobatics in Splash Fall 2014 (Oct. 04, 2014)
Learn how to fly. If you are willing to try new things and give 110%, step out of your comfort zone and into the air. Learn to control your body in astounding ways. No experience necessary. You'll never want your feet on the ground again.


A1303: Humans: How I am one and you can too! in Splash Fall 2014 (Oct. 04, 2014)
Have you ever wanted to be a human? Then you've come to the right place. Learn how to do all the human things like sneeze, make chitchat, breathe and stuff. No humanity necessary! All ages welcome. (An immersive crash course on satirical writing. Be ready to create, innovate, and take part in satirical art and performance.)


A1304: Murder Afoot in Splash Fall 2014 (Oct. 04, 2014)
You are the architects of a murder mystery. Bring your energy, creativity, and ingenuity because this class will craft together a murder mystery performed by yourselves. The class will be divided into actors and gamemakers. The entire class will brainstorm characters, design choices, and plot pieces while only the gamemakers will know what is truly going to happen. The actors only know their pasts, and they all want to solve a mystery.


A1274: Flying and Finesse: Martial Arts and Acrobatics in Droplet Spring 2014 (May. 03, 2014)
Learn how to fly. If you are willing to try new things and give 110%, step out of your comfort zone and into the air. Learn to control your body in astounding ways. No experience necessary. You'll never want your feet on the ground again.