Mr Miao Zong
Advisory Board member | Guest Teacher
Dancer, Choreographer, founder and the President of The Arts East a Arts and Cultures association in France.
Born in Beijing (China), he began studying ballet at the age of 13 at the Beijing Dance Academy, in August 1993, he obtained his degree and later that year was invited to join Le Jeune Ballet de France by director of the company Mr. Robert Berthier. During his 25-year international career, Miao Zong has danced as a soloist with The National Ballet of Caracas in Venezuela Ballet Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, and Boston Ballet in the United States, before joining Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin in 2004. He has also been a guest dancer with National Ballet of China and Chemnitz Ballett in Germany. His repertoire includes many leading roles in pieces such as George Balanchine’s Mozartiana (2nd cast following Ethan Stiefel in the principal role),Theme and Variations, Rubies (Jewels), Prodigal Son... In addition, he has danced Franz in Enrique Martinez's Coppélia, Mercutio in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet , Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet by Rudi Van Danzig, Espada in Noureev’s Don Quichotte, Madge in La Sylphide by Diana Bjorn, Sir Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardée (danced alongside Carlos Acosta), Vincente Nebrada’s Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Our Waltzes, Percussion for Six Men, the title role in Lucinda Child’s Mandarin Merveilleux, he has also danced numerous classical and contemporary ballets by Bournonville, Petipa, Béjart, Kylian, Forsythe, Peter Martins, Mark Morris, Nanette Glushak, Maina Gielgud, David Nixon, Jacopo Godani, Michel Rahn, Richard Tanner, Robert North, Ben Van Cauwenberg,Val Caniparoli, Johan Inger, Nacho Duato, Bertrand D'at, Ed Wubbe, Aszure Barton....
He has also participated in numerous ballet galas, dancing alongside such world-renowned stars as the Paris Opera's Patrick Dupond, Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Cyril Atanassof...
In 2004 he made his choreographic debut with Le Chant de Dieu, a solo that he danced for "RAW DANCE” at Boston Ballet. Because of it’s success, Mr. Peter Martins (director of the New York City Ballet and New York Choreographic Institute) invited him to create a new piece for The School of American Ballet -the prestigious dance school founded by George Balanchine in 1934, there he created Entre Nous in 2005 and Invisible Voice in 2007. He also created 天 地 人(Heaven , Earth and human); “?” , and Lettre Souffie D (a collaboration with Mulhouse symphony Orchestra ) for the Ballet l’Opéra National du Rhin. Bolé-Ro for The Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida in Miami USA; Yellow River for celebrate the 66th Chinese National Day at the General Consulate of China in Strasbourg France.
On 2001, he obtained his state diploma DE issued by the Ministry of Culture in France as a ballet professor. Occasionally, he gives classes to the company dancers and is also guest professor at the Conservatory of St. Louis, Centre Chorégraphique de Strasbourg in France.