Born in Taiwan, China, Lin Chang-yuan Kyle trained at Kirov Academy of Washington, DC. He then became an apprentice with Columbia Classical Ballet and later graduated on full scholarship from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lin joined Hong Kong Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member in 2017 and became Coryphée in 2022.
With HKB, Lin has performed the featured roles of Chinese Doll in Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Sancho Panza in Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Benny and Fat Guy in Septime Webre’s Romeo + Juliet, March Hare, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum and Frog in Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), John Darling and Tootles in Webre’s Peter Pan and the Mandarin Narrator in Yuri Ng’s Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake. He has also danced in Septime Webre and Charla Genn’s Giselle, Anna-Marie Holmes’ Le Corsaire, Webre’s The Great Gatsby and Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella, George Balanchine’s Jewels, Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, Wayne Mcgregor’s Chroma, Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Sombrerismo, Yuh Egami and Hu Song Wei Ricky’s The Rite of Spring and Hu’s When You See.
1. What does ballet mean to you?
It’s a lifestyle and a philosophy.
2. What was the first ballet you ever performed?
My first ballet was The Sleeping Beauty at The Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC, and my first ballet with Hong Kong Ballet was Swan Lake.
3. How do you unwind after a show?
The will to keep improving and the passion and respect for my job.
4. What keeps you motivated on tough days?
A good meal afterwards and a hot shower before bed.
5. What is your favourite food?
Ice cream and oranges
6. What would you be if you were not a dancer?
An interior designer
7. What’s your clothing style?
My style is quite simple.
8. Where is the most interesting place you have ever visited or want to visit?
South Africa and the Arctic.