Ao WangCorps de Ballet
Hometown: Beijing, China
Ao Wang is originally from Beijing. She began training in 2008 at the Liaoning Ballet Academy of China. In 2014, she received a full scholarship to attend The Washington School of Ballet Professional Training Program and trained with Kee Juan Han.
In 2012, Wang won the gold medal at the Osaka International Ballet Competition and also received a bronze medal at The Taolibei Competition in China. In 2013, she earned a bronze medal at the Korea Seoul International Dance Competition. In 2015, she won first place at the Regional Youth America Grand Prix in Pittsburgh with her solo and pas de deux. She placed in the ‘Top 12’ as a finalist in the New York Finals of Youth America Grand Prix in 2014 and 2015. In addition, she was the recipient of the Mary Day Award.
She spent one season dancing with The Washington Ballet Studio Company where her repertoire included Swanhilda in Coppélia, The Nutcracker, George Balanchine’s Serenade and Theme and Variations, and ballets by Edwaard Liang, Septime Webre and Dwight Rhone.
She joined MCB as a corps de ballet member in 2016.