LEUNG Chunlong


Born in Hong Kong, China, Leung Chunlong graduated from Beijing Dance Academy in 2009 and from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2011 with a concentration in Ballet. He joined Hong Kong Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member the same year and was named Coryphée in 2014.

With HKB, Leung has danced principal and featured roles, including Fritz and Rat King in Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Jewels in Cynthia Harvey’s The Sleeping Beauty, Tai Po and Tall Guy in Septime Webre’s Romeo + Juliet, Pinocchio in Pär Isberg’s Pinocchio, Gaston in Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias, White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum and Fish in Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) and Nick Carraway in Webre’s The Great Gatsby. He has also performed in John Meehan's Swan Lake, Anna-Marie Holmes’ Le Corsaire, Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Ronald Hynd's Coppélia, Natalie Weir’s Turandot, Webre’s Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella, George Balanchine’s Jewels and Serenade, Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort, Nacho Duato’s Castrati, Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, Jorma Elo's Shape of Glow, Edwaard Liang’s Sacred Thread, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Sombrerismo, Stephen Shropshire’s Handelwerk, Fei Bo’s Shenren Chang and Nguyen Ngoc Anh’s Beyond The Line (excerpts).

His choreographic works include tʃHey (2016), L’espoir (2017), [I] (2018) and Wayfaring (2019). Leung received an Outstanding Performance Award at the 2003 Taoli Cup Dance Competition.

Dancer Q&A

1. Why do you dance?
I started dancing, because I was waiting for my sister’s ballet class, and it got boring, so I went in to take the class with her.

2. What was the first ballet you ever performed?
The first ballet I danced was Swan Lake.

3. How do you unwind after a show?
After a show, I relax by listening to music really loudly.

4. What is your favourite food?
I like any food that is high in energy.

5. What is your personal style?
I wear sports gear most of the time.

6. What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are listening to music and watching movies.

7. Where is the most interesting place you have ever visited or want to visit?
I want to visit Hawaii.

8. What is the coolest thing about being a dancer?
The coolest thing about being a dancer is that I can experience the different life of each character I'm in.


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