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Corps de Ballet

Mingxuan Wang

Mingxuan Wang

Biography

  • BORN

    Qingdao, China

  • TRAINING

    Shanghai Dance School
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

  • COMPANY MEMBERSHIP

    Named an apprentice in 2013
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2014

Mingxuan Wang has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq), Haffner Symphony (soloist), Nutcracker (Jack-in-the-Box, King of the Snow, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, and Russian), Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats), The Sleeping Beauty (Suitors and Pas de Six/Cavaliers), and Swan Lake (Aristocrats); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Toreadors); Balanchine’s Diamonds (soloist) and Theme and Variations (soloist); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates).

His repertory includes Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Coppélia, Prodigal Son, Serenade, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto; Bubeníček’s Fragile Vessels; Cranko’s Onegin; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Pita’s Salome (Guards); Possokhov’s Firebird, Optimistic Tragedy, and Swimmer; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9); Robbins’ Glass Pieces; Scarlett’s Frankenstein and Hummingbird; and Tomasson’s Caprice, The Fifth Season, Prism, and Trio.

Mingxuan won the Junior 1st prize at the Seoul International Dance Competition in 2013 and was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition in 2012.

Q&A

WHAT BALLET OR ROLE WOULD YOU LIKE TO DANCE BUT HAVEN'T YET?

It doesn't matter which role. Every role is important, so I just enjoy them all.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AS A DANCER? WHY?

When I got my first contract, because it meant that I was becoming a professional dancer.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME? WHY?

Every costume from Yuri Possokhov’s ballets because they're amazing.