Xuan Cheng was born in Chen Zhou, Hunan Province of China. She started dance lessons at the age of five and at ten joined the School of Guang Zhou Ballet. After graduation she joined Guang Zhou Ballet as a company member under famous Chinese prima ballerina Dandan Zhang ,and quickly became a principal dancer of the company performing major roles in their repertoire.
In 2004 she won the Silver medal in the third Shanghai International Ballet Competition. 2005 was a finalist in the 8th New York International Ballet Competition. Then in 2006 she was the recipient of the 2006 Gold medal at the National Tao Li Bei Dance Competition in China.
In 2006 she was invited by acclaimed Canadian choreographer Edouard Lock to join his Montreal based company LA LA LA HUMAN STEPS. She was in the original cast of AMJAD in 2007. While with the company she performed with them in over 20 countries throughout Europe, Asia and North America. She danced on famous theatre around the world like Sadler’s Wells, London ,the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, deSingel in Antwerp, the Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam, the Festival ImPulsTanz in Vienna, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Festival Montréal en lumière, the LG Arts Centre in Seoul and the Saitama Theatre in Japan .In 2009 she had a guest performance with the international ballet Gala IX Dortmund.
She then joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. While there she danced Juliet in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet, and other leading role in world class choreographer’s repertories include: Ohad Naharin, Jirí Kylián, Mats Ek, Mauro Bigonzetti, Christian Spuck.
She joined Oregon Ballet Theatre as a Principal Dancer in 2011.
Her major principal role include: Giselle, Swan Lake, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracke and many others…
In additional of her dancing experience, Xuan has taught and coached in China and Canada. In 2013 she taught the higher level students of Oregon Ballet Theatre. She loves mentor young dancers and would love to share her experience and passion to the next generation.