Ru Heng Zhao
Chairman of the Chinese Dancers Association
1961 : Graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy, and joined The National Ballet of China. Zhao was danced Principal roles in <Swan Lake>, <La Sylphide>, <Giselle>, <Red Detachment of Women>.
1994～2008 : Artistic director of The National Ballet of China.
2001 : Zhao presented the highly-acclaimed full-length Chinese ballet <Raise the Red Lantern>. In addition, she also created a series of full-length ballet with Chinese folk elements, such as <The Chinese Nutcracker>, <Butterfly lovers> and <Yellow River>.
1995－She was recognized by the Central people’s government as "Cultural Pioneer"
2005- “Woman Pace-setter”
2011- “Influential Chinese Culture Personage of the Year”
2008- “Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” by the French Cultural Department
CPPCC National Committee
President of the Jury of the Shang-hai International Ballet Competition
President of the Jury of the Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition
Founder of the Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition
Founder of Hiu Sing Ballet Arts Development Fund
Former Artistic Director of the National Ballet of China