- Qingdao, China
- 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.
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.