Hao Bin

Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship

Hao Bin has been dancing intensively since age 11 and is a specialist in classical ballet. He has danced many of the major roles of classical ballet and has also performed in a number of contemporary ballet pieces. He was former Principal Dancer atThe Queensland Ballet (2011-15). Before that he was a Principal Dancer ofThe National Ballet of China. He is also the National First Class Performer in China.

Hao Bin is the recipient of numerous international accolades for ballet, including a Jury Special Award at theThird Shanghai International Ballet Competition in 2004 and a nomination for ‘Best Male Dancer of the Year’ in the Prix Benois La Danse in Moscow in 2011. He was named ‘Most Outstanding Dancer’ in Dance Australia’s Critics Survey of 2011.

He has lead many performances and has appeared at many international ballet galas including John Cranko’s Dance Festival Celebration in Stuttgart Germany in 2007,The 17th International Ballet Gala in Budapest in 2009,The Nijinsky Gala in Hamburg and the ‘German Dance Award 2010’ in Essen,The Dance Salad Festival  at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater in Houston in 2015 and he has performed in many world-standard theatres such as The Royal Opera House, Opéra Garnier,The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia,The John F.Kennedy Center for the PerformingArts,Hamburg State Opera and the Arts Centre Melbourne.

He has danced many major and leading roles in story ballet such as Onegin, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Giselle, Raymonda, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Romeo and Juliet and King Arthur. He has performed leading roles in new classic ballet repertoires including Carmen, Pink Floyd, Who Cares, The FourTemperaments, Serenade, Five Poems, Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated and Kazimirs Color. He has performed the leading roles in Chinese Ballet Peony Pavilion and many others.

Hao Bin is now teaching and performing across Australia and China and has been invited to judge at a number of dance festivals around Australia.