Yaoqian Shang


Born in China, Yaoqian Shang trained at Beijing Dance Academy and the Royal Ballet Upper School. As a student she danced with The Royal Ballet and La Scala Ballet Company in repertory including The Nutcracker, The Dream, The Firebird, La Bayadère and Symphony in C. She has won several awards including The Royal Ballet De Valois Award for most outstanding graduate (2013). She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2013 and was promoted to Soloist in 2016.

George Balanchine: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Theme and Variations
David Bintley: The Prince of the Pagodas (Princess Belle Sakura, Balinese Girl), Beauty and the Beast (Wild Girl), Cinderella (Stars), Sylvia (Huntress, Diana's Followers), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Great Auk), E=mc², The Shakespeare Suite (Juliet)
John Cranko:The Taming of the Shrew
Kit Holder: Quatrain
Kenneth Macmillan:Solitaire (The Girl), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet's friends)
Hans van Manen:5 Tangos (Principal couple)
Peter Wright's production of The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara's Friends, Mirlitons, Flowers) and The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora's Friends), and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Pas de quatre)

Gold medal, Beijing Ballet Dance Schools' Invitational, 2010
Bronze medal, Youth American Grand Prix, 2010