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CHEN Zhiyao
CHEN Zhiyao

Born in Sichuan, China, Chen Zhiyao graduated from Beijing Dance Academy in 2015 and joined Hong Kong Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet the same year and was named Coryphée in 2017.

With Hong Kong Ballet, Chen has danced the principal role of Odette in John Meehan’s Swan Lake and also performed in Cynthia Harvey’s The Sleeping Beauty, Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Ronald Hynd's Coppélia, Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Pär Isberg’s Pinocchio, Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias, Marius Petipa’s Paquita, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort, Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light and Shadow, Jorma Elo's Shape of Glow, Fei Bo’s Shenren Chang and Edwaard Liang’s Sacred Thread.

Most recently, Chen was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2017.