WanTing Zhao

WanTing Zhao


  • Born

    Anshan, China

  • Training

    Beijing Dance Academy
    Rock School for Dance Education
    San Francisco Ballet School

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2011
    Promoted to soloist in 2016
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2018



What ballet or role would you like to dance but haven't yet?

Lady of the Camellias, Swan Lake, and Carmen because they each have a large acting component and lots of drama.

What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

I was so shocked and proud when I was chosen to do Snow Queen during my first year at SF Ballet and when I got promoted to soloist in 2016.

When I'm not working, I enjoy...

Traveling to beautiful places.