Born in Shaanxi, China, Feng Jingyi trained at Beijing Dance Academy on a full scholarship, The Julliard School in New York with a merit scholarship and The Royal Conservatory, The Hague in the Netherlands. She danced with Guangzhou Ballet and later Harbin Ballet before joining Hong Kong Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member in 2021.
With HKB, Feng danced in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland). Her repertoire includes Swan Lake, Giselle, La Bayadere, The Nutcracker, The Flames of Paris, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and The Butterfly Lovers with Guangzhou Ballet, along with works by Peter Quanz, Crystal Pite, Marne van Opstal and Ohad Naharin, to name a few.
Feng’s accolades include being a finalist in the 4th Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition in 2017 and a finalist in the 2018 Beijing International Ballet Invitational for Dance Schools.
1. What does ballet mean to you?
A healthy way of life.
2. How do you relax after a performance?
Watch a film and have a good night's sleep.
3. What do you like most about yourself?
Always being able to see the funny side of things.
4. What keeps you motivated on tough days?
The thrill of being challenged.
5. What is your favourite food?
All Hong Kong food!
6. If you were not a dancer, what would you be?
A novelist or a knight in shining armour would be good too.
7. What are your hobbies?
Reading or watching films, photography, eating good food
8. What is your favourite film/book?
Detachment / Rashomon
9. What is the coolest thing about being a dancer?
The novelty of creating and the belief in routine.
10. if you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Flying on walls.