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