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Xuan Cheng | Principal Dancer

Joined OBT in 2011 | Principal since 2011

Xuan Cheng was born in Chen Zhou, Hu Nan Province of China. After studying at the School of Guang Zhou Ballet, she joined as a company member and rose to become a principal dancer. In 2006 she was invited by acclaimed Canadian choreographer Edouard Lock to join his Montreal-based company La La La Human Steps. She then joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. While there her roles included Juliet in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet, Princess Lena in Christian Spuck’s Leonce and Lena and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Fernand Nault’s The Nutcracker. She joined OBT as a principal dancer in 2011. Her major principal roles include Giselle, Cinderella, Odette and Odile in Swan Lake, as well as roles in works by Nacho Duato, Nicolo Fonte, James Kudelka, and Trey McIntyre.