Liang Fu was born in Qing Dao, China. He began his dance education in one of the world’s most prestigious ballet institutions, the Beijing Dance Academy, under the direction of Cao Jing Rong. After graduating from the Academy in 2001, he accepted an invitation to join the Singapore Dance Theater (SDT), where he danced until 2006. During his years with SDT, he performed many solo and principal roles in the company’s classical and contemporary ballets. His repertoire there included works by Marius Petipa, Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, August Bournonville, Choo San Goh, and many other world famous choreographers. In 2003, he was invited to perform at the celebrated Gala of Benois de La Danse Competition at Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia. Following this honor, he went on to win first prize at the Asia Pacific International Ballet Competition 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. He joined Universal Ballet Company in Seoul, Korea in 2007. In the short period of time spent there, he enriched his repertoire with works by Oleg Vinogradov and Vassili Vainonen, among several other choreographers. Fu joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2008. He was promoted to Soloist in 2010 and Senior Soloist in 2012 ,where he enjoys the feeling of being “one big family” with dancers and staff.
Favorite roles: Basilio, Don Quixiote; Stomper, In the Upper Room; James, La Sylhpide
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Photo credit: Peter Mueller