Faculty with Lines Ballet
Master Ballet Teacher at Ballet Center of Fort Worth Summer Intensive, June 22- June 27
Born in Taipei, Taiwan. LeeWei Chao started his ballet training at age 15 with Ms. Xiao Lee, who brought from Russia the Vaganova ballet method to Taiwan. After dancing with Taipei City Ballet, Henry Yu Dance Company, He joined Singapore Dance Theater. In 1996 Mr. Chao joined Joffrey Ballet Concert Dancer in New York City, followed by his dancing career with Joffrey Ballet Chicago and Milwaukee Ballet Company. Mr. Chao started his choreography work while he was dancing with Milwaukee Ballet Company. His works have been performed by Milwaukee Ballet Company, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Oklahoma City Ballet, New Mexico School of The Arts and among the others. In 2014 Mr. Chao received National Choreography Recognition Award from Regional Dance America. Mr. Chao has taught at Stanford University, National University of Taipei, Taiwan, ODC, San Francisco State University. He currently teaches at San Francisco Dance Center and is a faulty member with LINES BFA and training programs.