The Dancers

Shih-Huai Liang

Three By Ekman St James Theatre, Wellington, NZ. 16.05.2017. Three By Ekman, performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Season 17 May to 15 June 2017. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court

Born in Taipei Taiwan, Shih-Huai Liang graduated from the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC, USA in 2006 after doing his earlier training at the Taipei National University of Arts and Le Studio 62. He joined the Columbia Classical Ballet in 2006 before moving to Korea in 2007 to join Universal Ballet. As a soloist with that company he danced the roles of Hilarion in the world premiere of Graeme Murphy’s Giselle, Jester and pas de trois in Swan Lake, Golden Idol and Magadaveya in La Bayadere, Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, peasant pas de deux in Giselle, Lead Mandolin in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, Chinese, Russian and Harlequin in The Nutcracker, Lead Gypsy in Don Quixote, Jester in ShimChung, pas de deux in La Sylphide, and pas de six in La Vivandiere. His contemporary repertoire includes works by Nacho Duato, Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Christopher Wheeldon, Heinz Spoerli and Young-Soon Hue. Shih-Huai joined the RNZB for the company’s Hong Kong tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in October 2016.

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