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Chun Wai Chan is a soloist with New York City Ballet. Born in Guangdong, China, Mr. Chan trained at the Guangzhou Art School from 2004 to 2010. In 2010 he was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne, which earned him a full scholarship to study with Houston Ballet’s second company, Houston Ballet II. In 2012 Chan joined Houston Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet and he was promoted to principal dancer at HB in 2017. His repertory with Houston Ballet included leading roles in ballets by Stanton Welch, Ben Stevenson, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Edwaard Liang, Wayne McGregor, Trey McIntyre, and Justin Peck, among others.

Mr. Chan joined NYCB as a soloist in August 2021.

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Photos: On the Red Carpet for MISCAST24, Honoring Jason Robert Brown and Nicole Suazo

The best of Broadway was on hand at the Hammerstein Ballroom where MCC celebrated MISCAST24, honoring Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and MCC Youth Company Alum Nicole Suazo. Check out photos from the red carpet arrivals.

NEVER FADE AWAY To Screen At The Queens World Film Festival

Donna Weng Friedman's award-winning documentary, NEVER FADE AWAY, will screen at the Queens World Film Festival at Kaufman Astoria Studios Zukor Theater.

Nunnbetter Dance Theatre To Welcome Guest Artists To Join The 25th Anniversary Production Of THE NUTCRACKER

Nunnbetter Dance Theatre welcomes exciting guest artists to join the 25th anniversary production of The Nutcracker. Guest artists include Daniel Alejandro Guzman, Corey Betts, and Alfredo Ajram. NDT's annual presentation of The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition in Bergen County.

New Jersey Ballet's NUTCRACKER Nutcracker Dances Into MPAC Beginning This Month

New Jersey Ballet's presentation of the holiday favorite Nutcracker comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center this month. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Connecticut Ballet Reveals Guest Artists for 2023 Engagements of THE NUTCRACKER

Connecticut Ballet, under the artistic direction of Brett Raphael, announced today seven acclaimed guest stars for the 2023 Stamford and Hartford engagements of its beloved holiday blockbuster, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. 

TURN IT OUT WITH TILER PECK AND FRIENDS Comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents award-winning New York City Ballet principal dancer, choreographer, actress, author, curator and designer, Tiler Peck, with her new self-directed show, Turn it Out with Tiler Peck and Friends. Learn more about the show and how to attend here!

TURN IT OUT WITH TILER PECK AND FRIENDS Tour Makes A California Homecoming With West Coast Debut Of New Show 

After a sold-out world premiere in New York City and a  European debut in London, award-winning American ballerina Tiler Peck, will bring her critically  acclaimed show, Turn It Out with Tiler Peck and Friends, to her home state of California this fall.  

Video: Watch the Full Painting Process for a NYC Ballet Scrim

In this video, watch as Kylie Manning's scrim design for Christopher Wheeldon's 'From You Within Me' at New York City Ballet is painted by scenic artists Andy Stone, Tisha Paige, Ivan Pazlamatchev, Jocelyn Henry and Eric Coleman.

MOCA Cinema Presents NEVER FADE AWAY In Honor Of National Immigrant Heritage Month

As the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) has been hosting a wide range of programming to celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month this May, June marks National Immigrant Heritage Month. In a similar manner, the museum will honor the contributions of immigrants to our great nation and acknowledge their profound impact.

Sutton Foster-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, PAL JOEY with Ephraim Sykes and Jennifer Holliday Set for New York City Center's 2023/24 Season

New York City Center has announced programming for the 2023 – 2024 Season, 80 Years at the Center of the Arts, which will include productions of Pal Joey, Titanic, Once Upon a Mattress, Jelly's Last Jam, and more!

Video: Watch a NYC Ballet Backdrop Come to Life

How does the vision of a scenic designer get translated into a backdrop? For some, it's with the help of Scenic Art Studios- a premiere drop shop located in Newburgh, NY. Below, watch as Kylie Manning's design for Christopher Wheeldon’s “From You Within Me” at New York City Ballet is painted by scenic artists Natalie Pinchuk and Jocelyn Henry.

NYCB's Chun Wai Chan Stars In New Work To Speak Out About AAPI Hate

 NYU Tisch will present Ariel Rivka Dance’s 15th Anniversary Season at the Jack Crystal Theater, May 31-June 2, 2023.

NEVER FADE AWAY, a Short Film Featuring New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Chun Wai Chan, Will Screen at NYU Tisch

The highly anticipated world premiere of Never Fade Away, a short film featuring the history making dancer Chun Wai Chan, will take place at the Jack Crystal Theater at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, as part of the Ariel Rivka Dance Spring Season, May 31st- June 2nd at 7pm.

Ariel Rivka Dance Celebrates 15th Anniversary Season With Movement, Film, Text, and Live Music

NYU Tisch will present Ariel Rivka Dance's 15th Anniversary Season at the Jack Crystal Theater, May 31-June 2, 2023.

History-making dancer Chun Wai Chan to Star in the Upcoming Short Film NEVER FADE AWAY

Chun Wai Chan, the first principal dancer of Chinese descent in the 74-year history of New York City Ballet, will be featured in the upcoming short film, Never Fade Away, written and produced by pianist Donna Weng Friedman.

Argentinian Dancer, Choreographer and Director, Analía Farfan, Performed at The 2022 Golden Night Concert Held by The Beijing Association of NY, at Lincoln Center

The talented ballet Dancer, Choreographer and Director, Analía Farfan, was invited to perform at The ´2022 Golden Night Concert' held by Beijing Association of NY and Alfred University. This event took place last month, On September 10th, at Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage.

BWW Review: VISIONARY VOICES at The Kennedy Center

What did our critic think of Visionary Voices at The Kennedy Center? On June 7th and 8th, In the comfortable and open atmosphere of the Kennedy Center's Opera House Theater, the New York City Ballet Presented Visionary Voices, showcasing three contemporary choreographers; Jamar Roberts, Sidra Bell, and Justin Peck (respectively). The evening was accompanied by live music from The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.

New York City Ballet Promotes Chun Wai Chan to Principal Dancer

New York City Ballet announced today the promotion of Chun Wai Chan to Principal Dancer. Following a series of debuts throughout the Company’s 2021-22 Repertory Season, Chan will make his final debut this season in the role of Titania’s Cavalier in George Balanchine’s beloved full-length classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which closes out NYCB’s 2022 Spring Season with ten performances from May 21 to 29, 2022 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Chun Wai Chan joined New York City Ballet as a Soloist in August 2021.

BWW Review: Tiler Peck-Artists At The Center Thrills New York City Center Audience

The much anticipated dance production, Tiler Peck, Artists At The Center opened on Friday night to the sheer delight of the full-house audience.

New York City Ballet Will Not Perform Live During Winter and Spring of 2021; Announces Plans to Return for 2021-22 Season

New York City Ballet today announced that it will be unable to perform at the David H. Koch Theater during the winter and spring of 2021 due to continuing health concerns and mandatory New York State and New York City regulations prohibiting large-scale, live indoor gatherings which are required for both NYCB's rehearsals and performances.

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