Peng-Fei Jiang

Second Soloist

Peng Fei Jiang

Peng-Fei Jiang. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: Anhui, China
Trained: Beijing Dance Academy and the New Zealand School of Dance
Second Soloist Since: 2023


Five Things to Know

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  2. Born in Anhui, China, Peng-Fei’s dance training took him from Beijing Dance Academy to Wellington, where he attended the New Zealand School of Dance. He danced with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Hong Kong Ballet before joining The National Ballet of Canada in 2017.
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  5. In 2018, he made his debut in the principal role of Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty. He also performs the soloist role of Icicle in The Nutcracker.
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  9. Peng-Fei’s repertoire includes such works as Giselle, Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandThe Winter’s TaleNijinskyAnna KareninaThe DreamEmergencePiano Concerto #1 and Cacti.
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  12. In 2021, he appeared in a commissioned film of Robert Binet’s The Dreamer’s Ever Leave You directed by Ben Shirinian. His pas de deux with Corps de Ballet member Tirion Law was featured in the Creator’s Cut video of the project.
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  15. Peng-Fei is a massive basketball fan and has always been cheering for the Raptors. 


Favourite Ballets

  1. 1Giselle
  3. 2Don Quixote 
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  7. The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier) 
  9. 4Le Corsaire
  11. 5Soldiers' Mass


Full Biography

Peng-Fei Jiang was born in Anhui, China and trained at the Beijing Dance Academy and the New Zealand School of Dance. Peng-Fei has danced with The Royal New Zealand Ballet and The Hong Kong Ballet. He joined The National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2017 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2023. 

Most recently, Peng-Fei made his debut as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and performed in the world premiere of Wayne McGregor’s MADDADDAM as well as the Canadian premiere of Alonzo King’s The Collective Agreement. He has performed roles such as Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty and an Icicle in The Nutcracker. His repertoire also includes such ballets as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Cinderella, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, The Merry Widow, The Four Seasons, The Dream, Emergence, Angels’ Atlas, Serenade, Concerto, Elite Syncopations, Cacti, Alleged Dances, Being and Nothingness, The Dreamers Ever Leave You, Crepuscular and On Solid Ground.  





Romeo and Juliet
“[Peng-Fei Jiang’s] Tybalt was absolutely terrifying, even majestic in his fury. What a commanding, charismatic figure he portrays on the stage. A definite principal dancer in the making.”
– Ludwig Van Toronto

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“standout featured performances as Peng-Fei Jiang’s shamelessly seductive Caterpillar.”
– Toronto Star

“Peng-Fei Jiang… has the supple body to perform all the sexy moves in the eastern motif that this role requires, and he riveted the eye.”
– Ludwig Van Toronto