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Principals

Wei Wang

Wei Wang

Biography

  • Born

    Anshan, China

  • Training

    Beijing Dance Academy
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Named an apprentice in 2012
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2013
    Promoted to soloist in 2016
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2018

Helgi Tomasson

Bartók Divertimento

Caprice (originated)

Concerto Grosso

Criss-Cross

Don Quixote 

The Fifth Season (Basilio and Seguidilla)

Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq)

Nutcracker (Dancing Nutcracker, Nutcracker Prince, King of the Snow, Chinese, Russian, and Grand Pas de Deux)

On a Theme of Paganini

Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats)

The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desiré and Bluebird)

Swan Lake (Act 1 pas de trois, Peasants, and Russian)

Trio

 

George Balanchine

Allegro Brillante

Coppélia (Villagers)

Diamonds 

Prodigal Son (Servants)

Scotch Symphony

Serenade (Waltz Couple)

Theme and Variations

 

Jiri Bubeníček

Fragile Vessels (originated)

 

Val Caniparoli

Lambarena 

 

John Cranko

Onegin

 

David Dawson

Anima Animus (originated)

 

William Forsythe 

Pas/Parts 2016 (originated)

 

Harald Lander

Études (excerpt) (Principal Man)

 

Serge Lifar

Suite en Blanc (pas de cinq)

 

Hans van Manen

Solo

 

Mark Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

Maelstrom

 

John Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (The Sea Witch)

 

Rudolf Nureyev

Raymonda—Act III (Hungarian, Grand Pas Classique, and pas de quatre)

 

Justin Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated) In the Countenance of Kings (originated) Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

 

Arthur Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)

 

Jerome Robbins

Glass Pieces

Opus 19/The Dreamer

Other Dances

 

Yuri Possokhov

Classical Symphony

Firebird (Monsters)

Fusion

Magrittomania

The Rite of Spring

Swimmer

 

Alexei Ratmansky

Symphony #9 (“Angel”)

Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Liam Scarlett

Die Toteninsel  (originated)

Fearful Symmetries (originated)

Frankenstein (The Creature)

Hummingbird

Promenade Sentimentale (pas de deux)

 

Myles Thatcher

Manifesto

Stone and Steel

 

Christopher Wheeldon

Cinderella (Fates, Spirit of Autumn/Mystery, and Courtiers)

Within the Golden Hour

  • Performed Liam Scarlett's Frankenstein (The Creature) at The Royal Opera House, London, 2019. 
  • Performed Helgi Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso at Fall for Dance at New York City Center, 2017.
  • Performed Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso at Gala Despertares, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2016.
  • Danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats) in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.

Q&A

What's your favorite costume? Why?

The costumes from Scarlett’s Hummingbird because they’re as comfortable as PJ’s.

What can always make you laugh?

My friends.

I love San Francisco because…

Love doesn't need an explanation.