MASTER CLASSES

MIAO ZONG

Master Teacher, Choreographer

Born in Beijing (China), he began studying ballet at the age of 13 at the Beijing Dance Academy, in August 1993, he obtained his degree and later that year was invited to join Le Jeune Ballet de France by director of the company Mr. Robert Berthier. During his 20-year international career, Miao Zong has danced as a soloist with The National Ballet of Caracas in Venezuela under Mr. Vincente NEBRADA’s leadership, Ballet Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse  under the direction of Nanette Glushak, and Boston Ballet in the United States, before joining Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin in 2004. He has also been a guest dancer with  National Ballet of China and Chemnitz Ballett in Germany. His repertoire includes many leading roles in pieces such as George Balanchine’s Mozartiana (2nd cast following Ethan Stiefel in the principal role),Theme and Variations, Rubies (Jewels), Prodigal Son, Scotch Symphony, Who Cares?, Square Dance, Allegro Brillante, and Stars and Stripes. In addition, he has danced Franz in Enrique Martinez's Coppélia (American Ballet Theatre’s version danced by Erik Bruhn for the first time in 1968), Mercutio in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet , Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet by Rudi Van Danzig, Espada in Noureev’s Don Quichotte, Madge in La Sylphide by Diana Bjorn, Sir Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardée (danced alongside Carlos Acosta), Vincente Nebrada’s Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Our Waltzes, Percussion for Six Men, Geminis, One celebration from Haendel, and the title role in Lucinda Child’s Mandarin Merveilleux, he has also danced numerous classical and contemporary ballets by Bournonville, Petipa, Béjart, Kylian, Forsythe, Peter Martins, Mark Morris, Nanette Glushak, Maina Gielgud, Jacopo Godani, Michel Rahn, Richard Tanner, Robert North, Ben Van Cauwenberg,Val Caniparoli, Johan Inger, Nacho Duato, Bertrand D'At, and Michel Kélémenis.

He has also participated in numerous ballet galas, dancing alongside such world-renowned stars as the Paris Opera's Patrick Dupond, Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Cyril Atanassof.

 

In 2004 he made his choreographic debut with  Le Chant de Dieu, a solo that he danced for "RAW DANCE” at Boston Ballet. Because of it’s success, Mr. Peter Martins (director of the New York City Ballet and New York Choreographic Institute) invited him to create a new piece for the School of American Ballet -the prestigious dance school founded by George Balanchine in 1934, there he created Entre Nous in 2005 and Invisible Voice in 2007. He  also created  Tian Di Ren (Heaven , Earth and human) for le Ballet l’Opera National du Rhin in 2006 by the request by Bertrand D'At, artistic director at the time. That same year, he was nominated as assistant to the artistic director of Ballet de l'Opera National du Rhin. He obtained his state diploma as a ballet teacher in France in 2001. Occasionally, he gives classes to the company dancers and is also guest professor at the Conservatory of St. Louis in France.

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