Xuan Cheng
Photo by Joni Kabana

Xuan Cheng | Principal Dancer

Joined OBT in 2011 | Principal since 2011

Xuan Cheng is from Chenzhou, China. She attended Guangzhou Ballet School, joined the corps de ballet for Guangzhou Ballet of China (under prima ballerina Dan Dan Zhang), and rose to principal. In 2004, she was a silver medalist in the 3rd Shanghai International Ballet Competition; in 2005, a finalist in the 8th New York International Ballet Competition; and in 2006, a gold medalist in China’s Tao Li Bei World Dance Competition. Upon Édouard Lock’s invitation, she joined La La La Human Steps, and performed in 20 countries across three continents: Europe, Asia, and North America. She joined Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, became an OBT principal (2011), and continued to lead as: Cinderella, Juliet, Giselle, and Odette/Odile in both Christopher Stowell’s and Kevin Irving’s Swan Lake in addition to as Teresina in August Bournonville’s Napoli.