Xiao Chao Wen

Xiao Chao Wen (Chao) is a choreographer and dance educator from Ning Xia, China. He has worked consistently with Chinese leading dance companies and independent artists/organisations since graduating from Beijing Dance Academy in 2014. Through the years, Chao’s creations have received many national and international dance awards, including the gold award at the Lotus Cup Dance Competition in choreographing, which is the highest dance award in China. He received the Gold award at the 13th Moscow International Ballet Competition and Silver award at the 2022 Seoul International Dance Competition.

As an independent artist, Chao has performed in both Tempo Dance Festival and Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand. In 2018 Chao was supported by the Chinese Young Artist Platform to create his first full length work 32 Chapters. It premiered at the Chinese National Theatre in Beijing and toured nationally in the following year. The work was also invited to Tanzmesse dance festival in Düsseldorf, Germany.