SUCCESS STORY Hang Yu

Yu Hang joins the Royal Ballet...

24 August 2018

Sponsored artist Yu Hang, one of the seven dancers from the Royal Ballet School, joined The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme for the 2018/19 Season

Born in Jilin in Northeast China, Yu Hang was accepted into the Dance School of the prestigious Shanghai Theatre Academy for Ballet on a scholarship. She had the honour of being taught by the famous teacher Lin Meifang who has produced many outstanding dance talents, including Tan Yuanyuan, San Francisco Ballet Principal dancer and Ji Pingping, assistant artistic director of Shanghai Ballet. To study at The Royal Ballet School, has always been Yu Hang’s dream and the motivation for her hard work.

Yu Hang was the first Chinese winner of the 2016 Prix de Lausanne in 29 years. In the same year, she won the gold medal in the women’s Senior Division (dancers ages 15-19) of the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP). Yu Hang is only the third person to win both Prix de Lausanne and the Youth America Grand Prix.

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8 April 2016

Born in China, the next superstar of ballet Hang Yu was awarded first prize from 300 entrants at the most prestigious Prix de Lausanne, 2016’s international ballet competition for young dancers held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Hang Yu commenced dancing at the age of 4 years and studied at the Shanghai Dance School, under the famous teacher Lin Meifang. She is sponsored to study at the Royal Ballet School upper school for the next 2 years. 

Hang has the most remarkable achievements for a young 17 year old dancer. She has won the  2016 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) woman’s Senior Division from 1200 finalists 

In 2016 she won the young artist award in the “Most Influential Chinese of the World” , sponsored by Chinese Phoenix Television

In 2015 Hang won the gold medal at the Beijing International Ballet Competition Junior Choreographer and gold medal at the Hong Kong Star Canaan International Dance Competition Junior Group.

In 2014, Hang won the first  prize for classical ballet junior division at the Cape Town National Dance Competition in South Africa and a silver medal at the 11###sup/sup### Seoul International Ballet Competition. 

Hang has received world wide acclaim for performances and is destined to become a Prima Ballerina of the highest esteem.