Yabin Wang biography

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Choreographer of Laurence Olivier Award- Winning Work for English National Ballet / Producer / Dancer

Representative works include Genesis生长, The Moon Opera, and Dreams in Three Episodes and M-Dao

Yabin Wang is China’s most renowned contemporary dancer and choreographer. 

She has won numerous gold prizes in Chinese national and regional dance competitions. In 2009 Yabin Wang started her own studio, Yabin Studio, and produced a dance performance every year ever since then under the brand name Yabin & Her Friends. Her dance company produces full-length dance programs and commissions choreographers from the US, Europe and China to create new works of dance. Her extraordinary talent has received praise from critics and artists alike, both as a dancer as well as a choreographer. She has gained a reputation as the most promising and pioneering choreographer, dancer and producer of new contemporary dance in and outside China.

In 2014, Yabin Wang was commissioned by English National Ballet Artistic Director Tamara Rojo to choreograph a ballet for the triple bill “She Said” in celebration of female choreographers which premiered in 2016 at Sadler’s Wells, London. Yabin Wang choreographed “M-Dao” as part of the triple bill. This production, together with “Akram Khan’s New Giselle”, won the 2017 Laurence Olivier Award for the English National Ballet in Outstanding Achievement in Dance.

Yabin Wang has worked with numerous renowned choreographers including Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Elisabeth Roxas-Dobrish, Mark Haim, Tamara Rojo, and composers including Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Zhou Long,and Tony Award-winning composer Jocelyn Pook. Yabin Wang was invited to participate in the American Dance Festival International Choreographers Residence, during which time she premiered the dance Sepia, choreographed by Tatiana Baganova.

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