The Kennedy Center opens its 2018-2019 ballet season with the San Francisco Ballet showcasing the east coast premieres of works by world-renowned choreographers in their program Unbound: A Festival of New Works. Among the impressive list of ballets to be performed is The Infinite Ocean, the latest work by Ballet Met’s Artistic Director, Edwaard Liang.
For those who keep up with who’s who in the ballet world, Mr. Liang is no newcomer. And for those who don’t…well it’s time for you become aware of one of the top names in the industry. He is a worldly man born in Taipei, Taiwan, raised in Marin County, California, and trained at the School of American Ballet in New York. He went on to become a soloist with New York City Ballet, a member of the Tony Award® winning Broadway cast of Fosse, and a dancer with Nederlands Dans Theater 1. And now he’s the Artistic Director of a ballet company and a sought-after choreographer.
But that’s just his bio in a nutshell; we dive a little deeper into conversation with Edwaard just as he’s preparing for Ballet Met’s first program of the season.