Hong Kong-born ballet dancer Lam Chun-wing, the first Chinese member of the Paris Opera Ballet, performs at the 2018 Varna International Ballet Competition, where he won the prize for “artistic presentation on stage”. Photo: courtesy of Jean M Wong School of Ballet.

Chinese dancer wins prize for artistry at Olympics of ballet, breaking a new barrier in a career of firsts

Paris Opera Ballet’s first Chinese dancer, Lam Chun-wing, a first-time winner at Varna International Ballet Competition, and his Hong Kong teacher Jean Wong recalls 21-year-old’s ‘extraordinary concentration and hard work’

Topic |   Performing arts in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong-born ballet dancer Lam Chun-wing, the first Chinese member of the Paris Opera Ballet, performs at the 2018 Varna International Ballet Competition, where he won the prize for “artistic presentation on stage”. Photo: courtesy of Jean M Wong School of Ballet.
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Kevin Kwong

Kevin Kwong

Kevin Kwong is an award-winning journalist who has been the Post's Arts Editor since 2005. He has previously worked for the BBC World Service, People magazine and Variety.