Classical Ballet Tutor
Qi Huan, born in Anshan, China was a principal dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) until joining the faculty of the NZSD in 2014. Qi studied dance in Shenyang, and then at the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA). Following a serious knee injury, Qi taught at the BDA (2003 – 2004). Dancing with the RNZB since 2005, Qi has performed many leading roles including Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s Giselle, Sir Russell Kerr’s Swan Lake and Petrouchka, Garry Harris’s The Nutcracker and Don Quixote, Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet, Greg Horsman’s Sleeping Beauty, David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin, MacMillan’s Concerto Pas de Deux, Benjamin Millepied’s 28 Variations, George Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Jorma Elo’s Plan to A, and Michael Pink’s Dracula. He started teaching again in 2012 with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand School of Dance, Queensland Ballet, Wellington Dance Academy and Singapore Ballet Academy. He ventured into choreography, creating two short dance pieces, and starred as Albrecht in Johan Kobborg and Ethan Stiefel’s filmed production Giselle. While teaching at the NZSD Qi has performed with ballet superstar Gillian Murphy in Singapore and San Lucas Cabo, and has been invited to perform as a guest artist with Queensland Ballet.