Rui Huang was born in Shenzhen, China and trained at the Shenzhen Arts School in China. Ms. Huang danced with The Washington Ballet as a Soloist before joining The National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2011. Ms. Huang was promoted to Second Soloist in 2016.
“Rui Huang has a darting clarity, holding stretched poses serenely.” Dancing Times
Recently, Ms. Huang made her debut as Princess Florine and Fifth Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty and Moss in Cinderella. Her repertoire includes Perdita in The Winter’s Tale, Le Renard in the world premiere of Le Petit Prince, Bee in The Nutcracker and Second Fairy and Gold Lady in The Sleeping Beauty. Ms. Huang has also danced in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Manon, Onegin, Pinocchio, La Fille mal gardée, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Nijinsky, La Sylphide, The Seagull, Manon, The Four Seasons, Emergence, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Rubies, Allegro Brillante, The Four Temperaments, Cacti, Chroma, Genus, the second detail, Elite Syncopations, Carousel (A Dance) and Piano Concerto #1.
Ms. Huang received the Bronze Medal at the World Ballet Competition in 2009 in Orlando and was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne in 2005. She received the Outstanding Performance Award at The Third CCTV Dance Competition in China in 2005, third place at The Ninth Asian Pacific International Ballet Competition and first place at The Seventh National Ballet Competition of China in 2003
Born: Shenzhen, China
Trained: Shenzhen Arts School in China
Second Soloist since: 2016
“Huang buzzed around, mostly in the air, with lovely, high jumps. She’s another to watch.”
— The Globe and Mail
The Dreamers Ever Leave You
“Rui Huang has a darting clarity, holding stretched poses serenely.”
— Dancing Times