NAC Dance

Wen Wei Wang, Choreographer and Artistic Director, Ballet Edmonton

English Mar 16, 2023 36:01 Download

About the episode

This episode of NAC Dance with Cathy Levy features a fascinating conversation with Wen Wei Wang, Artistic Director of Ballet Edmonton, choreographer, and NAC Associate Dance Artist. Born and raised in Xi’an, China, Wen Wei dedicated his life to dance at a very early age upon seeing the famous Chinese ballet The White-Haired Girl. He trained at the Langzhou Army School and the prestigious People’s Liberation Army Academy of Art. A five-month cultural exchange in Vancouver led him to return for good a few years later with the help and support of his mentor and friend Grant Strate. The following decades saw him perform with Judith Marcuse Dance Company, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Ballet BC; create his own company Wen Wei Dance; and accept the artistic leadership of Ballet Edmonton.