Wei Wang (© Chris Hardy)
Named apprentice in 2012. Joined in 2013.
Wei Wang was born in Anshan, Liaoning, China, and received his training at the Beijing Dance Academy and San Francisco Ballet School. Named an apprentice in 2012, he joined the Company in 2013.
Wang has danced featured or principal roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (pas de cinq), Nutcracker (Chinese and Russian), and Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats), and Concerto Grosso; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc (pas de cinq); van Manen’s Solo; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (Grand Pas Classique and pas de quatre); and Scarlett’s Hummingbird (soloist). He created a principal role in Possokhov’s Swimmer and a corps de ballet role in Tomasson’s Caprice. His repertory includes Tomasson’s Criss-Cross (Avison-Scarlatti movement) and The Fifth Season,; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Scotch Symphony; Cranko’s Onegin; Morris’ Maelstrom; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Firebird, and The Rite of Spring; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1); Robbins’ Glass Pieces; Thatcher’s Manifesto and Stone and Steel; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Autumn and Courtier).
Wang danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats) as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.