Born in Liaoning, China, Gao Ge graduated from Beijing Dance Academy in 2011 and joined Dutch National Ballet the same year. She joined Hong Kong Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member in 2012, was named Coryphée in 2015 and became Soloist in 2017.

With HKB, Gao has danced principal and featured roles, including Odile in John Meehan's Swan Lake, Zulme in Septime Webre and Charla Genn’s Giselle, Lilac Fairy in Cynthia Harvey’s The Sleeping Beauty, Ballerina, Egyptian Doll and French Doll in Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Mercedes and Queen of the Dryads in Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Medora, Odalesques in Anna-Marie Holmes' Le Corsaire, Fei Nui and Juliet’s Amah in Septime Webre’s Romeo + Juliet, Olympe in Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias, Eaglet and Caterpillar in Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) and lead roles in George Balanchine’s Jewels. She also performed in John Meehan and Lin Mei-fang’s Giselle, Ronald Hynd's Coppélia, David Allan’s Cinderella, Pär Isberg’s Pinocchio, Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow, Webre’s The Great Gatsby and Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella, Natalie Weir’s Turandot, Webre’s Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush, Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, Jorma Elo's Shape of Glow, Edwaard Liang’s Sacred Thread, Trey McIntyre’s A Day in the Life, Fei Bo’s Shenren Chang, Nguyen Ngoc Anh’s Beyond The Line (excerpts) and Tang Min (after Jules Perrot)’s Pas de Quatre.

In 2010, Gao won a gold medal at the 3rd Beijing International Ballet Invitational for Dance Schools. 

Dancer Q&A

1. Why do you dance?
When I was in kindergarten, I was quite outstanding in class, most likely because I was quite active. My mom loved dancing and wished that I could fulfill her dream for her.

2. What does ballet mean to you?
When I was a child, I thought the training was very tough and hard to get through, but now ballet has become an indispensable part of my life.

3. Why did you start dancing?

When I was young, my parents brought me to watch Red Detachment of Women. I really liked it and then fell in love with dancing.

4. What was the first ballet you ever performed?

The first ballet I danced in was Swan Lake.

5. What is the most challenging ballet you have danced, and what made it so challenging?
The most challenging ballet I have ever danced was Swan Lake as the White Swan and Black Swan. It was my first role after I graduated. I had to learn how to interpret a character - it's not just skills, it's also bringing the role to life. The most challenging part of Swan Lake was interpreting the emotions and feelings of Odette and Odile and their two very different mindsets.

6. What’s your clothing style?
I like to wear nightgowns, the ones that are very elegant.

7. What are your hobbies?

I like to sing. Even though I cannot sing very high or low notes, I still have a love for singing.


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