Zhong-Jing  Fang

Zhong-Jing Fang

Zhong-Jing Fang, born in Shanghai, China, received her early training at the Shanghai Ballet School where she trained for seven years. Before joining ABT's Studio Company in 2002, Fang graduated with a Major in Ballet from the Performing Arts College of Shanghai Drama University.

In 2000, Fang was the winner of the famed Prix de Lausanne, and winner of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Prize at the Ninth International Ballet Competition in Paris. In June 2001, Fang won First Prize in the Junior Division of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition. Most recently she won first place in the Junior Division of the Shanghai International Ballet Competition.

In April 2003, Fang joined the main Company as an apprentice, and in January 2004 became a member of the Corps de Ballet. Her roles with the Company include Aya in La Bayadere, Twig in Cinderella, Prayer in Coppélia, Zulma in Giselle, Nanny and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, Rosaline's friend in Romeo & Juliet, the Fairy of Joy in The Sleeping Beauty, the Hungarian Princess and Lead Czardas in Swan Lake, the Prelude in Les Sylphides, Ceres in Sylvia, and roles in Black Tuesday, Continuo, Kaleidoscope, Sinfonietta, and Symphonic Variations. She created a leading role in Pretty Good Year.

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