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GM Artists > Dancer Profiles > Angel Wong

 

 

Originally from Hong Kong, Angel started dancing when she was three. Her mother wanted her to stand like a lady, so she sent her to ballet classes. At 15 years old, Angel started training professionally at the Australian Ballet School, from which she is an Honours Graduate. While at the Australian Ballet School, she performed with the Dancers Company in Don Quixote as Cupid, and in Rudi Van Danzig’s Four Last Songs.

From 1999 to 2002, Angel performed with the Hong Kong Ballet, in roles such as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Lise in La Fille Mal Gardée and the First Wife in Wayne Eagling’s The Last Emperor. Angel then moved to England, where she performed with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, in works such as Balanchine’s Western Symphony. Following this, she moved on to work with the English National Ballet, dancing in Paquita and Coppélia.

Angel joined Ballet Jörgen Canada in the 2003/2004 season as a Principal Dancer. She is a lively and youthful performer, bringing her exuberance and elegance to her roles as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Klara in Coppélia and Cinderella in Cinderella.

Angel is a natural performer who is energized just by being in a theatre. “It’s the lights, the smell of the theatre, the smell of the costumes, the audience. It’s such an experience. And being able to express myself on stage is fantastic.”

In addition to dancing, Angel enjoys pilates and yoga, as well as reading and drawing. What words of advice does she have for someone who wants to become a professional dancer? “Finish high school! It is so important to finish your education first before doing anything that will take you away from it for a long time. Life as a dancer is challenging and does not always work out the way you had planned.”

by Jennifer Althoff
Education and Outreach Officer

Ballet Jörgen Canada