Kuei-Hsien Chu

Born: Taipei, Taiwan

Joined Ballet West: 2010

Training: Taipei National University of the Arts, Igal Perry, David Howard and Antony Dowson.

Current Repertoire: “Third Campaign” in George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes; “Melancholic” in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments; “Russian” and “Spanish” in Willam Christensen’s The Nutcracker; “Carabosse’s Minions” in Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced The Sleeping Beauty; Jiri Kylian's Sinfonietta; George Balanchine's Chaconne; and the 2011 world premiere of Avichai Scher's White Noise.

Notable Roles: Igal Perry’s Ave Maria, Trio Per Uno, and Partita (2010); Le Corsaire Pas de deux; La Sylphide Pas de deux; “Pas de Trois” in The Sleeping Beauty; James Kinney's March; “Prince's Valet” in Cinderella with New Jersey Ballet (2010); “Cavalier” in The Nutcracker with Olympic Ballet (2009)

Additional Information: Received the Capezio Award in 2010 at the USA International Ballet Competition; Awarded a Bronze Medal in 2008 at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Fla.; Recipient of Lo Man-Fei (LMF) Dance Fund in 2009.