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Zhong-Jing Fang

Shanghai, China

Joined ABT 2003 / Soloist since 2018


Born in Shanghai, China, Zhong-Jing Fang 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 and was promoted to Soloist in September 2018.

Ms. Fang’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Fred and Irene Shen.

Photo: Jade Young