So Hon Wah 蘇漢華

Dip.RBS (TCPD)

Founder & Artistic Director

創辦人及藝術總監

  • Co-founder & Artistic Director of Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy

  • Co-founder & Artistic Director of Hong Kong Youth Ballet

  • Chairman of Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition

  • Former Principal Dancer of The Hong Kong Ballet

  • Gold medal winner of Asia Pacific International Ballet Competition Japan

  • The Royal Ballet School teacher diploma holder

  • Beijing Dance Academy graduate

  • 香港青年芭蕾舞專業訓練中心創辦人及校長

  • 香港青年芭蕾舞劇團創辦人及藝術總監

  • 亞洲國際芭蕾舞大賽主席

  • 香港芭蕾舞團前首席芭蕾舞員

  • 日本亞太區國際芭蕾舞大賽金牌得主

  • 持有英國皇家芭蕾舞學校教育文憑

  • 北京舞蹈學院畢業生

A gold medal winner of Asia Pacific Competition Japan in 1989, SO Hon Wah was born in Hong Kong and received early ballet training from Ms. Tania Tang. In 1986, he won a scholarship to study at the Beijing Dance Academy. Upon graduation in 1989, he joined the Hong Kong Ballet and was promoted to principal dancer in 1991, setting the milestone to be the first Hong Kong born male dancer to reach the prestigious ranking.

 

During his 11 years with the Hong Kong Ballet, SO danced major leading roles including Pu Yi in the world’s premier production of The Last Emperor; Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake; The Prince in Nutcracker: Albrecht in Gisele; James in La Sylphide; The Prince in Cinderella; Peter Pan in Peter Pan; Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Who Cares by Balanchine; and Pavane by Kenneth MacMillan.

 

In 1995, SO was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music & Dance Fund scholarship to study at The Royal Ballet School in London to further his ballet education in teaching. He obtained a diploma of Teacher Course for Professional Dancer, one of the highest qualifications in professional ballet teaching.

 

Since retiring from stage in 2002, SO is committed to pass his passion and knowledge to the young generation. He founded a professional ballet training school L’Ecole de Jeune Ballet, and co-founded Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy with Virginia Wun in 2015, to nurture students to become professional dancers. He also founded a cross-culture performing company Youth Ballet of Asia to produce performances for professional dancers from Hong Kong and Asia, as well as local aspiring students to perform in professional productions.

 

In 2011, SO founded Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition, the first international competition in Hong Kong serving as a platform for talented young dancers in Asia. In recognition of his achievement and contribution to ballet, SO was featured in the Hong Kong Dance Hall of Fame by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music & Dance Fund.

日本亞太芭蕾舞大賽最高榮譽金牌得主蘇漢華出生於香港, 早年跟隨鄧曼妮老師學會芭蕾舞。1986年蘇氏獲得獎學金,前往北京舞蹈學院受訓。蘇氏於1989 加盟香港芭蕾舞團, 1991年晉升為首席芭蕾舞員,成為首名本土出生的男舞者達到此級別,為香港設下里程碑。

 

於香港芭蕾舞團的十一年內,蘇氏演出多個主要角色,包括於香港作全球首演的末代皇帝溥儀中的溥儀; 天鵝湖中的齊格弗里德王子; 吉賽爾中的阿爾布雷希特; 仙女中的詹姆斯; 胡桃夾子及灰姑娘中的王子; 小飛俠中的小飛俠; 巴蘭欽的柴可夫斯基雙人舞及由誰來關愛; 和麥克米蘭孔雀舞 。

 

蘇氏於1995年獲得香港賽馬會音樂及舞蹈基金獎學金到英國皇家芭蕾舞學校深造,學習專業芭蕾教學,考獲芭蕾舞教學最高資格之一的專業舞蹈演員教師課程文憑。

 

自2002年退出舞台後,蘇氏致力於推動芭蕾教育,熱切地把知識和經驗傳給年輕一代。他開啟專業青少年芭蕾舞學校,於2015年與尹立冰女士合辦香港青年芭蕾舞專業訓練中心,教育學員成為專業舞者。蘇氏並成立了亞洲青少年芭蕾舞團,譲學生與專業舞蹈員同台演出,從中學習。

 

蘇氏於2011年創辦亞洲國際青少年芭蕾舞大賽。此比賽每年於香港舉辦, 譲全亞洲的年輕舞者同台比試及互相學習,並譲國際著名的芭蕾舞評委團,選出優秀舞者獲取獎狀及獎學金,前往世界芭蕾舞名校學習。為表揚其對芭蕾舞介作出的貢獻與成就,蘇氏獲香港藝術發展局頒發香港傺出舞蹈藝術家年獎,留名於香港傺出舞蹈藝術家名䤸。蘇氏現任香港賽馬會音樂及舞蹈基金受托人董事會會員。