Hsienfa Cheng


Hsienfa Cheng
Founder and Artistic Director of Cheng Ballet Academy

Through an illustrious dance career spanning nearly four decades, Mr Hsienfa Cheng has made a name for himself as a passionate dancer, prolific choregrapher, talented teacher and a dedicated jury member of numerous prestigious ballet competitions:

–  World Ballet Competition, USA

–  Miami International Ballet Competition, USA

–  Asian Elite Dance Competition, Hong Kong

–  Star of Canaan Dance Competition, Hong Kong

Born in Taiwan, Mr Hsienfa Cheng began his dance education at the National Taiwan Academy of Arts where he was given the Honourable Ballet Dancer award from the National Taiwan Theatre in 1988.

Mr Cheng began his professional dance career at The Atlanta Ballet. In 1994, he was invited to perform at the 14th World Ballet Festival gala night in Havana, Cuba, and was the principal dancer for The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, and the Ballet Contemporary de Caracas in Venezuela.

Currently, he is the Artistic Director of Cheng Ballet Academy, which he co-founded with his wife, Ms Tan Yaling, in Singapore in 2006. A prolific choreographer and teacher, Mr Cheng has won many teaching and choreography awards. His long list of teaching awards include Best Coach Awards given by:

– World Ballet Competition (2)
– Nihon Ballet Academy (NBA) (9)
– Japan Ballet Competition (2)
– The Ballet Competition For Youth Tokyo (1) – American Ballet Competition (1)
– Overseas Teaching Congress (2)

DETAILED LIST OF AWARDS

1) NIHON BALLET ACADEMY (NBA) JUNIOR COMPETITION SAPPORO 2017 [JAPAN] Best Coach Award – Mr & Mrs Cheng

Primary school, Year 4 category 小学生4年の部 指導者特別賞 Middle school, Year 1 category
Middle school, Year 3 category

2) JAPAN BALLET COMPETITION (JBC) 2017 [JAPAN] Best Coach Award – Mr Cheng

3) WORLD BALLET COMPETITION 2017 [USA]

Best Teacher Award – Mr Cheng

In recognition of outstanding technical and artistic merit

4) NIHON BALLET ACADEMY (NBA) JUNIOR COMPETITION SAPPORO 2016 [JAPAN]

Best Coach Award – Mr & Mrs Cheng

Primary school, Year 3 category Primary school, Year 6 category Middle school, Year 2 category Middle school, Year 3 category

5) THE BALLET COMPETITION FOR YOUTH TOKYO 2016 [JAPAN] Best Coach Award – Mr Cheng

6) NIHON BALLET ACADEMY (NBA) Junior Competition FUKUOKA 2015 [JAPAN] Best Coach Award – Mr Cheng
Middle school category

7) JAPAN BALLET COMPETITION (JBC) 2015 [JAPAN] Best Coach Award – Mr Cheng

8) NIHON BALLET ACADEMY (NBA) All Japan Competition 2014 [JAPAN]

Contemporary Choreography Jury Award

9) WORLD BALLET COMPETITION 2013 [USA] Teacher/ Coaching Award (Jury Prize) – Mr Cheng

10) AMERICAN BALLET COMPETITION 2013 [USA]
Excellence Award for “Preserving and Advancing High Standards in Teaching and Artistic Development of Dance Students” – Mr Cheng