Chun Wai Chan, New York City Ballet’s First Chinese Principal, Brings Hunger and Humility to His Multinational Career (Dance Magazine)

New York City Ballet principal Chun Wai Chan is perpetually searching for new ways to express himself fully and authentically. Though he makes a natural prince, he has also sought out contemporary perspectives on classical ballet, a pursuit that has led him across oceans and countries. He has learned an array of languages—spoken and danced, onstage and online—with astonishing speed. As the first principal dancer from China at NYCB, he has embraced his role model status, hoping to help reimagine a Eurocentric art form for an international age. Read this story at