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Artistic Director, Wen Wei Dance

Wen Wei Wang



Wen Wei Wang began dancing at an early age in China, where he was born and raised. He trained and danced professionally with the Lanzhou Army Song and Dance Company. In 1991, he came to Canada and joined the Judith Marcuse Dance Company before dancing with Ballet British Columbia for seven years. In 2000 he received the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award and since then has choreographed for the Alberta Ballet, Ballet BC, Ballet Jorgen, Dancers Dancing, the North West Dance Projects in Portland USA, The Arts Umbrella, the Vancouver and San Francisco Operas, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM). Since 2003, he has served as Artistic Director of Wen Wei Dance and has choreographed eight full-length works that have been performed these works at major venues across Canada, and around the world including Contemporary Dance Festival (Colombia), La Biennale di Venice (Italy), and the National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing, China). Wen Wei received the 2006 Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography and the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award in 2009.