2016/17 Choreographer Wen Wei Wang

Wen Wei Wang began dancing professionally in China. In 1991, he came to Canada and joined the Judith Marcuse Dance Company and Ballet British Columbia.

He is the artistic director of Wen Wei Dance. The company has toured across Canada and has presented works at the Vancouver International Dance Festival, Dancing on the Edge Festival, the Canada Dance Festival and the International Contemporary Dance Festival, in Columbia, South America. The company has also performed at the Venice Biennale Festival, in Italy, and in the Beijing National Performing Arts Centre and The Shanghai Grand Theatre with the Beijing Modern Dance Company, in China.

Wen Wei has choreographed eight full-length works for his company. He has also choreographed for the Alberta Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Ballet BC, North West Dance Projects in Portland, U.S., and Les Ballets Jazz des Montreal, as well as, the dance sections for the Vancouver Opera and the San Francisco Opera for Nixon, in China.

He is the recipient of the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award (2000), the Rio Tinto Alcan and the Isadora Awards for Choreography, and the RBC top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award (2013). Wen Wei is an Associate Dance Artist of the National Arts Centre, in Canada.