Yabin Wang is a talented young Chinese dancer and choreographer. She heads the dance studio Yabin & Her Friends in Beijing, where she has dedicated herself with passion and persistence to dance.
Born in Tianjin, close to Beijing, Wang began her study of dance at the age of 9. She majored in Chinese classical dance, and trained in both ballet and contemporary dance. She was one of the principle dancers at Beijing Dance Academy’s Young Dancers Group and has won numerous gold prizes in Chinese dance competitions. Cultural exchange programs have also enabled her to perform at Lincoln Center (New York), Bolshoi (Moscow) and Palace of Nations (Geneva, Switzerland).
In 2009 Yabin Wang started her own studio named Yabin Studio and produced a dance performance each year under the brand name Yabin & Her Friends. Her studio produces full-length dance programs and commissions choreographers from the US, Europe and China to create new work. Her extraordinary talent has received praise from critics and artists alike. She has gained a reputation as the most promising and pioneering choreographer, dancer and producer of new contemporary dance in China. Newspapers and magazines such as Guangming Daily, China Daily, The China Culture Journal and Dance Magazine of China, have all reserved special praise for her unique take on contemporary dance in China.
Yabin & Her Friends serves as an artistic platform where Yabin Wang works with renowned choreographers like Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sanjijia, Fei Bo, Elisabeth Roxas-Dobrish, Mark Haim, Pulitzer prize winning composers like Zhou Long, Wenzi, the rock band Tang Dynasty and over 20 best dancers and close to hundreds artists from all over China in past 5 years. Yabin Wang also took part in the International Choreographers Residence at the American Dance Festival. It is here that she danced the premiere of Sepia, which was choreographed by Tatiana Baganova.
In December, 2014, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of the English National Ballet has invited Yabin Wang to choreograph a dance work for whole evening dedicated to female choreographers entitled “ She Said”, along with two other women choreographers Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The performance will be premiered at Sadlers’ Wells in April, 2016.
Yabin Wang also works within the television and movie industry. She performed as a dancer in Zhang Yimou’s internationally renowned House of Flying Daggers, and is the leading actress in the Chinese soap series The Love Story of the Village.