Yijing Zhang


Yijing Zhang was born in China and trained at the Beijing Dance Academy and Hamburg Ballet School. She is a Laureate of the the 34th Prix de Lausanne (2006). She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2008; First Artist, 2013; Soloist 2016.

Frederick Ashton: The Dream (Hermia), Enigma Variations (The Lady), A Month in the Country (Katia)
George Balanchine: Serenade (Dark Angel)
David Bintley: Cinderella ('Winter', Fairy God Mother), Carmina burana (Roast Swan), The Shakespeare Suite (Lady Ann), The King Dances (Selene, La Lune)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet, Lead Harlots), Elite Syncopations (Alaskan Rag)
Jessica Lang: Lyric Pieces, Wink
Alexander Whitley: Kin. (Lead couple)
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian Dance, Snow Fairy), The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Fairy of Joy), Coppélia ('Prayer', Swanilda's friends) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Two Swan Maidens, Hungarian Princess)

Prix de Lausanne Laureate, 2006
Gold medal, Beijing Ballet Dance Schools' Invitational, 2006
Gold medal, Shanghai International Ballet Competition, 2007