Born in Shenzhen, China, Wang Zi graduated from Shenzhen Art School and trained at The Washington School of Ballet. He danced with Columbia Classical Ballet before joining Hong Kong Ballet in 2019 as a Corps de Ballet member and became Coryphée in 2022.
With HKB, Wang’s featured roles include Blue Bird in Cynthia Harvey’s The Sleeping Beauty, Chinese Doll and Russian Doll in Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Cavalier, Lead Peakcock and Lead Jockey in Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker, Jester in Webre’s Cinderella, Dodo Bird and Joker in Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) as well as Smee and Mullins in Webre’s Peter Pan. He also performed in Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Webre’s Romeo + Juliet and Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella and George Balanchine’s Jewels. Other repertoire includes Cinderella and Le Corsaire, among others.
Wang received the Fonteyn Prize at Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition 2016, and in 2018, he won silver medals at Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition and World Ballet Competition Orlando.
1. What does ballet mean to you?
Ballet has changed my life and my attitude, leading me into the art world.
2. Most memorable/weird onstage moment and why?
Before performing The Nutcracker, I drank Coke, so right before my solo, I burped.
3. What is your favourite food?
Seafood, Japanese food─sushi and sashimi.
4. What is your personal style?
My style is clean and fresh.
5. What are your hobbies?
Basketball, being a sneaker head
6. What is your favourite movie/book?
7. Where is the most interesting place you have ever visited or want to visit?
Japan, to eat more Japanese food
8. If you can have a superpower, what could it be?
To see the future