Duncan Lyle

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Duncan began his training at Camberwell District Ballet. In 2007, he was accepted in to the Royal Ballet School from where he graduated in 2010. Duncan joined the corps de ballet of Boston Ballet in 2010, before joining American Ballet Theatre where he has been a member since 2012.

Duncan has created works for Intermezzo Dance Company, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, The Royal Ballet School, and The HIV Hero Awards. In addition to choreography, Duncan also teaches company class for American Ballet Theatre as well as in American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensives.


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Xin Ying

A graduate of Nanjing University of Arts’ four-year dance and choreography major, Ying joined the faculty of Sichuan University of Arts and Culture in 2005. As the head of the dance department, she choreographed a work on her students that received a China Dance Lotus Award in 2008 and led them to tour in Hong Kong, Hungary and Germany.

Ying moved to New York City in 2010 to study at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and joined the Martha Graham Dance Company just one year later, launching her professional dance career. Ying dances lead roles in Graham classics, including Chronicle, Cave of the Heart and Errand Into the Maze. Through the Company, she has danced for contemporary choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Marie Chouinard, Pontus Lidberg, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Annie-B. 


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Zhong-Jing Fang

Born in Shanghai, China, Zhong-Jing Fang began her ballet studies at the Shanghai Ballet School where she trained for seven years. She then attended the Performing Arts College of Shanghai Drama University, and graduated with a major in ballet.

Ms Fang was invited to join American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in 2002, and entered the main company in 2003 as a member of the corps de ballet, and was promoted to Soloist in 2018.

As a choreographer, Ms Fang has created ballets for American Ballet Theatre’s “Innovation Initiative”, and also for ABT’s JKO School, for which she commissioned an original score by composer Ian Ng.  In 2015, she choreographed and appeared in a music video produced by artist/photographer Jade Young.  The following year, she created Song Before Spring, co-choreographed with Steven Melendez, was commissioned by New York Theatre Ballet.  Her work has also been seen at the Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process series. In 2017, she continued to work with New York Theatre Ballet and created Painted Within.Early this year she was choosing to be one of the female choreographers of the Counter Point project in Brooklyn and collaborated with visual artist Audra Wolowiec created suround.