School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology 14.01.21

Dance graduate Wenwen lands dream job at Beijing Dance Theatre

Wenwen Wang, an MA Dance student from the University of Salford who became a television star after appearing on China’s The Greatest Dancer, has landed her dream job at the acclaimed Beijing Dance Theatre.

Founded in 2008 , the Beijing Dance Theatre has secured their reign on China’s dance stage with stunning dance productions. Collaborating with renowned directors, composers, and visual artists, the company is a leader in creating cultural collaborations showcasing China’s best stage artists in unmatched, remarkable dance productions.

Wenwen came to the UK to study after retiring from the national rhythmic gymnastics team of China. While studying, she joined the Emergence Dance Company, who work with internationally acclaimed choreographers to produce a programme of new performance work each year.

“I decided to apply for the Beijing Dance Theatre sent a collection of my previous work, including the dance pieces I performed at Emergence at Salford,” said Wenwen. "I then auditioned in person and was invited to join the company.”

Wenwen credits her time at Salford for giving her the opportunity to hone her performance skills.

“Working with world-renowned choreographers helped me to become a versatile dancer. The programme also taught producing and pedagogy modules, which are useful skills to have as a dancer,” she said.

She has particularly fond memories of studying in the UK, especially when touring with Emergence.

“I loved being part of Emergence,” she said. “You get a real sense of comradery while touring and get to perform all over the UK.  The style of dance is very contemporary and helps to expand you as a well-rounded performer.”

Wenwen is delighted to be following her passion as a dancer at the Beijing Dance Theatre and is excited to perform and create artistic pieces in the future.

“I would also love to open my own studio providing dance and rhythmic gymnastics classes for younger generations to pursue their dreams,” she said.

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