Tong Wang

Tong Wang
Tong Wang is assistant professor at UC Irvine Dept. of Dance. For the last twenty years, Mr. Wang has enjoyed a successful international dance career as a principal dancer.

After graduating from Beijing Dance Academy in 1986, he worked with companies such as Shanghai Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Dayton Ballet, Colorado Ballet, and most recently, Ballet West.

He 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, Birgit Culberg, Choo-san Goh, William Forsythe, Ben Stevenson, and Hans Van Manen.

While dancing professionally, he 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. In addition, he has enjoyed a choreographic relationship with Ballet West, the University of Utah Ballet Department, Wright State University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, DanceOhio and Ballet West Conservatory.

Mr. Wang has served as Assistant Professor of Dance at Wright State University and at Butler University. Internationally, Tong taught and set his work in varies schools and companies.