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Joined ABT 2015
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Born in Jiangxi, China, Jin Zhang began her training at the age of 11 at the Beijing Dance Academy in Beijing. She spent one summer at the Rock Dance Education and received a training scholarship.
Zhang placed in the top 12 in the 2011 and 2014 Youth America Grand Prix New York finals, and first place in the World Ballet Competition in 2014. She also was in the top five in the 2010 Beijing International Competition. She joined Hong Kong Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2012. Her repertoire with Hong Kong Ballet included Giselle, Cinderella, Theme and Variations, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty and The Merry Widow.
Zhang joined ABT Studio Company in September 2014 where her repertory included Gulnare and an odalisque in Le Corsaire, and roles in Stephen Mills’ Hush, and Antony Tudor’s Little Improvisations. She joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in January 2015 and became a member of the corps de ballet in June 2015. Her repertoire with the Company includes the Chinese Dance in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, The White Cat in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, a little swan in Swan Lake and a featured role in Deuce Coupe.
ABT is grateful to Yalan Wang for supporting the Dancer Fund in honor of Jin Zhang.