Tong Wang

After graduating from the prestige Beijing Dance Academy in 1986, Tong  Wang performed as a principal dancer with companies such as Shanghai Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Dayton Ballet, Colorado Ballet, and, most recently, Ballet West. Tong has performed almost every leading role in the classical ballet repertoire and also danced a full range of contemporary ballets created by world-renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Frederick Ashton, John Cranko, Paul Taylor, Glen Tetley, Brigit Cullberg, Choo-san Goh, William Forsythe, Ben Stevenson, and Hans Van Manen. While dancing professionally, Tong completed his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees with the University of Utah Ballet Department and also worked as a guest faculty member from 2000-2005. In addition, Tong has enjoyed choreographic relationships with Ballet West, University of Utah Ballet Department, Ballet West Conservatory, Gem City Ballet, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Wright State University, DanceOhio, Butler Ballet, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, and Zhejiang Professional Arts Academy. From 2005-2007, Tong served as Assistant Professor of Dance at Wright State University and from 2007-2011, he held the position of Assistant Professor of Dance at Butler University.

In fall 2011, Tong joined the distinguished Dance Department of University of California, Irvine as an Assistant Professor. Internationally, he has taught and staged his work in various dance schools and companies.

Title: 
Assistant Professor of Dance
Specialization: 
Ballet
Men's Ballet
Partnering
Phone: 
(949) 824-7283
E-mail: 
wangt5@uci.edu