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Enrica Guana Tseng, Artistic Director

Ms. Tseng is from Italy, Chiavari, where she began her training studying classical ballet with teachers such as Mr. Erik Bruhn, Ms. Yvette Chauvire’, Mr. Bruno Telloli, Mr. Ricardo Nunez, and Ms. Ekaterina Maximova. Ms. Tseng started her professional career in Italy where she danced with Teatro Comunale of Florence, Teatro Regio of Torino, and Teatro Nuovo of Torino. In 1990, she accepted an offer from Mr. Roy Tobias to join the Universal Ballet Company of Seoul. She was quickly offered soloist roles and achieved the rank of Ballerina when she was chosen to perform the leading role in the Marinsky Theatre production of Swan Lake.In 1998, she was offered a contract as Principal Dancer with Texas Ballet Theater and she was featured in all the principal roles of the company repertoire. Under the inspirational artistic direction of Mr. Ben Stevenson, Enrica has being given the chance to perform in some of the most beautiful masterpieces in the ballet repertoire.

 

Some of her favorite repertoire includes:

Giselle & Myrtha in Giselle (Mrs. Tseng was selected to dance the role of Giselle with Carlos Acosta)

Odette & Odile in Swan Lake ( Mrs. Tseng danced the title role in the Marinsky Theatre production, and in two different productions by Texas Ballet Theater)

Kitri  & Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote ( Marinsky Theatre production)

Cleopatra in Cleopatra (Mr. Stevenson's choreography)

Swanhilda in Coppelia ( Mr Houk and Mr. Stevenson's choreography)

 

Lead roles in Mr. Balanchine celebrated masterpieces such Theme & Variations, Serenade, La Sonnambula, Rubies, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Allegro Brillante.

In September 2006, she received a special award as a "Distinguished Italian Artist in the World" from the jury of the LericiPea, in Italy. Enrica retired from the stage in April 2008 after a successful career with Texas Ballet Theatre and she was once more awarded the "Dancer of the Year" by her colleagues.

 

In September 2005, Mrs. Tseng and her husband Mr. Chung-Lin Tseng opened Ballet Center of Fort Worth, where they pass on their talents, passion, and artistry to future generations of dancers. Mrs. Tseng was invited to teach one of the Master Classes at the Star of Canaan Dance Competition 2015 and 2016 in Hong Kong.

Mrs. Tseng was awarded Outstanding Teacher by YAGP 2022, and her students were awarded top prizes.