About Company









Visual Expressions is committed to using Asian and Western puppet art to explore universal themes and ideas through visual cross–cultural expression using theatrical performances, exhibitions/installations and educational programs. 

It is our dream and our mission to use our touring performances, exhibitions/installations and residency programs to broaden our audiences’ and our students’ perspectives and open their hearts by sharing, appreciating, understanding and embracing the many differences, and mostly the similarities, among our cultures so that we can all find each other in peace.


Hua Hua V.E.C., which does business as Hua Hua's Visual Expressions, was designated as a 501(c)(3) non profit performing arts company in 2002. The company was founded by Hua Hua Zhang, who remains the artistic director for the company. Hua Hua was born in Beijing, China and by the age of 14 she was training as a performer in the ancient Chinese tradition of Rod Puppetry.

     Hua Hua was the lead performer for the Beijing Puppet Arts Troupe for more than 20 years, and was distinguished with numerous awards while performing around the world with the Troupe. In 1996, Hua Hua moved to America to study, and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Puppet Arts from the prestigious Puppet Art Program in the Department of Dramatic Arts of the University of Connecticut.