George Liang

Dancer
George Liang

George is from Taipei in Taiwan and trained with the New Zealand School of Dance, Canada’s National Ballet School, and I Shin Dance Studio. He previously danced with The National Ballet of Canada. He joined Northern Ballet in 2018.

Learn more about George

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan.

At what age did you start dancing?

I started dancing when I was 13 years old.

Where did you train?

I trained at the New Zealand School of Dance, Canada’s National Ballet School, and I Shin Dance Studio, Taiwan.

Previous companies

The National Ballet of Canada.

Awards/nominations/prizes

Finalist of Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) - New York Finals, 2016.

Favourite Northern Ballet roles

While I was a student at the New Zealand of Dance, I was fortunate enough to spend a season with The Royal New Zealand Ballet where I had the opportunity to perform in Massimo Moricone’s A Christmas Carol - which happens to be a production created on Northern Ballet. This unique ballet has a special place in my heart. I truly hope to one day get to dance the role of Young Scrooge and perform his breathtaking pas de deux.

Career highlights

My favourite highlights definitely include dancing in Rudolf Nureyev’s The Sleeping Beauty with The National Ballet of Canada, as well as working on and performing one of the lead roles in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto, and being choreographed on by Jiří Bubeníček at the New Zealand School of Dance. These remain fond memories of mine.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

I love that as dancers, we never stop learning, we are continuously working to better ourselves everyday. Dancing has also taken me to places all around the globe, for which I am grateful.

If you could adapt one work into a ballet what would it be?

Life of Pi or How I Met Your Mother.

What is your favourite book?

I really enjoyed A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back by dancer David Hallberg.

What is your favourite post-show meal?

I enjoy eating all Asian cuisine and Italian pasta.

How do you like to relax?

I enjoy exploring and taking in the beauty of nature.

If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?

I love taking photos, so maybe a photographer!