Posts tagged XIAONAN YU
Into the Unknown: The National Ballet of Canada's Principal Dancer Xiao Nan Yu

Fête Chinoise spoke with the well-known Principal Dancer of the Canadian National Ballet, Xiao Nan Yu again this month to reflect on our work together, her outlook on ballet, and her final performances next month. The winner of the Rolex Dancers First Award in 2018, she was recognized for her outstanding performance of her portrayal of Paulina in The Winter’s Tale.

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The Two Nans: Featuring the National Ballet of Canada

Written by Deirdre Kelly
Translated by Jennifer J. Lau
Photography by IKONICA

What are the chances? Two ballet dancers, both from the Chinese seaport city of Dalian, both invited to join the National Ballet of Canada immediately upon completion of their rigorous training, and both named Nan.

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