Joined Corps de Ballet January 2016
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Joined ABT 2015
Photo: Jade Young.
Wanyue Qiao, of Handan, China, began her ballet training at age 12 in the Secondary School of Beijing Dance Academy. After placing in the top 12 of the 2013 Youth America Grand Prix New York Finals, she was offered a full scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet Academy for 2014. During her time with the Joffrey Ballet Academy, Qiao’s repertoire included Ballerinas, Swans and Can-Can in Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake, as well as party parents, Snow and Flowers in Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker. Her repertoire also includes the lead dancer in George Balanchine’s Serenade, which she performed in 2011.
Qiao joined ABT Studio Company in January 2015, the main Company as an apprentice in December 2015 and became a member of the corps de ballet in January 2016. Her repertoire includes an Odalisque in Le Corsaire and featured roles in Deuce Coupe and In the Upper Room, as well as roles in all the Company’s full-length ballets.
Ms. Qiao’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Yalan Wang.