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LI Jiabo
LI Jiabo
Principal Dancer

Born in Shanghai, China, Li Jiabo trained at Shanghai Far East Ballet School and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He joined Hong Kong Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2005, was named Soloist in 2012 and became Principal Dancer in 2014.

With Hong Kong Ballet, Li has danced principal and featured roles including Prince Siegfried in John Meehan’s Swan Lake, Prince Désiré and Blue Bird in Cynthia Harvey’s The Sleeping Beauty, Basilio in Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Prince in both Stephen Jefferies’ and Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Geppetto in Pär Isberg’s Pinocchio, Prince in David Allan’s Cinderella, Romeo in Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Camille in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow, Armand in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Pao Yu in Wang Xin Peng’s The Dream of the Red Chamber, Prince Calaf in Natalie Weir’s Turandot and José in Memory in Yuh Egami and Hu Song Wei Ricky's Carmen. He has also been featured in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Nacho Duato’s Castrati, Christian Spuck’s Le Grand Pas de Deux, William Forsythe’s Steptext, Jorma Elo’s Shape of Glow, Fei Bo’s A Room of Her Own and Edwaard Liang’s Sacred Thread.

Since joining the Company, Li has presented choreographic works at Hong Kong Ballet’s Choreographers’ Showcase, including Night Thoughts (2016) with Ho Chaoya, Keep Watch (2015), Going Home (2014), Unable to Rewind (2012) and Ambush (2008). He also choreographed Something We Always Carry (2013).

Li’s international guest appearances include Ballett Dortmund, Germany in 2015, where he reprised his role as Pao Yu in Wang Xin Peng’s The Dream of the Red Chamber, Prix Benois de la Danse Gala at the Bolshoi Theatre, Russia in 2014, The International Dance Gala in Weisbaden, Germany in 2011 and the 4th International Ballet Festival Gala in Cali, Colombia in 2010.