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Yuri Ng

A star of Hong Kong contemporary dance, Yuri Ng is now in charge of one of its leading companies, the City Contemporary Dance Company

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At the start of 2021, Yuri Ng took up the job of artistic director of the City Contemporary Dance Company. He faced the tough task of replacing the legendary Willy Tsao, who had set up the company 42 years earlier.


One of Hong Kong’s foremost choreographers, Ng trained as a dancer in Hong Kong, Canada and the UK before joining the National Ballet of Canada in 1983. He moved back to Hong Kong a decade later, and has since choreographed for a range of the city’s top performing arts organisations.


Ng is the artistic adviser of a cappella choral-theatre group the Yat Po Singers, while he was the artist associate of Hong Kong Sinfonietta between 2011 and 2013. He has also worked with groups including the Hong Kong Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre and Zuni Icosahedron.


A frequent winner of industry accolades, Ng received the Hong Kong Artists’ Guild’s Artist of the Year Award—Choreographer in 1997; the Hong Kong Dance Alliance Dance Award in 2008; an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Dance Awards in 2012; and the Award for Best Artist (Dance) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2013.

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Yuri Ng first learned to dance at the age of six in Hong Kong at the noted ballet school owned by Jean Wong-Chen.

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