Edwaard Liang was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He was raised in Marin County, California, and began his ballet training
at the age of five at Marin Ballet. Edwaard entered the School of American Ballet in 1989 and
joined New York City Ballet (NYCB) in the spring of 1993. He was a medal winner at the
Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition and the Mae L. Wien Award, both in 1993.
He was promoted to soloist in 1998. Edwaard danced with NYCB until 2001, when he joined the Broadway cast of Fosse,
performing a leading principle role. In 2002, Edwaard became a member of acclaimed Nederlands Dans Theater 1,
where he danced, choreographed and staged ballets. After returning from Holland, Edwaard returned to
New York City Ballet from 2004-2007. Edwaard has also performed as a guest artist with varies companies,
such as the Norwegian National Ballet and Complexions.
Liang has choreographed a number of works, starting with Nederlands Dans Theater 1 workshop, FLIGHT OF ANGELS,
which has since been staged for many companies. He was invited to do a piece for the 2004 New York Choreographic Institute
and choreographed a piece for the opening Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.
Edwaard's DISTANT CRIES, danced by NYCB principal dancers Peter Boal and Wendy Whelan, was premiered to rave
reviews from the New York Times for the Joyce Theatre, the New York City Ballet gala, and at New York City Center.
Liang has since choreographed ballets for many companies and projects such as New York City Ballet,
Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, the Shanghai Ballet,
the Washington Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, National Ballet of Novosibirsk, the Guggienheim's Works and Process, and
MOROHOSES/The Wheeldon Company. Edwaard was named one of the "TOP 25 to Watch" for 2006 by Dance Magazine for choreography,
winner of the 2006 National Choreographic Competition, and invited to be a part of the 2007 National Choreographers Initiative.
Edwaard Liang is now dancing with MOROHOSES/The Wheeldon Company and works as a free-lance choreographer.
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