FAYE LEUNG – BIOGRAPHY
Faye was born in Shanghai, China. Her career has spanned the worlds of dance, theatre, modeling, TV, Commercials and Music Videos. She has danced as the lead in most of the classical ballet repertoire and she has numerous roles created for her by a variety of international choreographers. Faye has been a spokesperson for international brands such as Shiseido and an ambassador for Puma. She continues to develop not only as a performer but also as author.
Faye began her professional training at Shanghai Dance School, China. She represented China on a tour to Korea and U.S.A when she was young. In 1995, She won the first prize as well as a special award at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition (Teenage Group), In 2005, she was nominated for the “Benois de la Danse” Prize for her role as Princess Jade in “Legend of the Great Archer”. In 2006 and 2008, she was featured in RTHK’s “The best 10 of the Artists”. She was also awarded the prestigious “Hong Kong Dance Award” by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for her performance as Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet”.
Faye joined the Hong Kong Ballet Company in October 1996. She was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2001. She was invited to perform in various international Galas and Festivals. In 2004, she was invited to the International Festival of Miami and Guested at Shanghai International Ballet Competition. In 2005, she guest performed the Gala at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Vail International Festival in Colorado, U.S.A. In 2006, she performed at the “Gala des Étoiles de XXle Siecle” (Stars of the 21st Century) at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. In 2007, she guest performed at the charity Gala “Dancing for AIDS Orphans“ at the Seishonen in Yokohama, Japan. In 2008, she performed at the Prague Ballet Gala in Czech Republic.
She has performed internationally with the Hong Kong Ballet through Los Angeles, New York, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Toronto, California, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Vancouver, San Jose, Washington DC, Singapore, Santander Spain, and Madrid. Faye left the Hong Kong Ballet in Jan 2009. Returning briefly in August 2009, as a guest artist with the company ‘s Cinderella for a “farewell performance”.
As a freelancer dancer and model, she performed with Hong Kong Dance Company as a guest artist in ‘ Snow Fox ‘. She’s also appeared in a music video for the new single ‘ 1 + 1 ‘ of local singer Jonathan Wong. Faye has guest performed with Drama Theatre in 2010.
As of 2011, she is the lead performer in the “The House of Dancing Water” directed by Franco Dragone. (Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion: A New Day). The show includes high caliber acrobatic performers from all over the world and is performed exclusively in the purpose built aquatic theatre in Macau at the City of Dreams.