ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Qi Jiang
Artistic Director Qi Jiang is an award-winning teacher, dancer and choreographer. In 1980, Mr. Jiang earned the top prize in China's National Dance Competition and earned the title of Premiere Artist from the Chinese government in 1985. After his arrival in the U.S., Mr. Jiang joined Ballet West in 1986 as a soloist and was promoted to principal dancer in 1988. Mr. Jiang was Ballet Master of Ballet West from 1999 to 2001, and joined the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati Dance Division as an Assistant professor in 2001 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. He has been a guest artist to perform, teach and choreographed for the companies around world, including:
Hong Kong Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Toshiko Sato Ballet of Japan, Singapore Dance Theater, Louisville Ballet, Tulsa Ballet and Guangzhou Ballet of China. Since became the artistic director of Dance China NY in 2005, he has choreographed "The Dream of Red Chamber", "Some Seasons", "When the Leaves Turn", "Wu/Wu", "Morning Song", and "Of the Dragon ." His recent work "Undetermined Space", which he choreographed for the Shanghai Dance Academy, has received Bronze Medal for Choreography at the 2008 China National Lotus Dance Competition. Mr. Jiang received his BFA and MFA from the University of Utah.