About

Penn Lions is the Philadelphia region’s premier collegiate lion dance troupe specializing in Hok San style of lion dancing. Comprised of University of Pennsylvania students, our mission is to learn, teach and perform the traditional art of lion dance!

Penn Lions was founded in 2007 by several Penn students who saw a need to share the rich culture of lion dance with their local community.  Since our humble beginnings, our troupe has steadily increased in membership and risen in popularity.  We perform year round for a variety of events and occasions including Lunar New Year celebrations, weddings, restaurant openings and corporate events.  Past clients have included GoogleNYC, NBC Universal, CBS News, Philadelphia Mayor Nutter, Delaware Senators, Longwood Gardens, Asian Arts Initiative, YingLi Solar, Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, Villanova University and the Sangkee Restaurants.  If you are interested in seeing our past performances, please check out some of our videos.  

If you are interested in booking Penn Lions, please contact us.  We perform around the Philadelphia area and neighboring states. Hopefully, we’ll be at your next event bringing forth prosperity, good luck and happiness!