Jinhao Zhang

First soloist

Jinhao Zhang was born in 1995 in Dalian, China and grew up in Shanghai. He studied at the Tongji University, Shanghai from 2010 to 2014. He became a student at the English National Ballet School in 2013 and joined the English National Ballet in 2014. In 2017/18 Jinhao Zhang joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett as a soloist. Since 2018/19 he is engaged as a first soloist and since the season 2021/22 as principal.

(Information as of July 2021)


  • Silver medalist at the Genée International Ballet Competition, 2011
  • Prize winner at Prix de Lausanne, 2013
  • Winner of the Emerging Dancer Award, 2015
  • Silver medalist and Best Choreography Award at the Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition, 2015


Ali and Lankedem in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa)
Le Sacre du Printemps (P. Bausch)
Paris in Romeo and Juliet (R. Nureyev)
The Nutcracker in The Nutcracker (W. Eagling)
Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Pas de six in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Crassus in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Faschingsprinz in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Kostja in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
Dancer in Borderlands - Portrait Wayne McGregor(W. McGregor)
Count Jean de Brienne in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
Richard in Cecil Hotel (A. Kaydanovskiy)
Solo couple in Jewels (Diamonds) (G. Balanchine)
Vronsky in Anna Karenina  (C. Spuck)
Des Grieux in The Lady of the Camellias (J.Neumeier)
Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake (Ray Barra)
Albrecht in Giselle (J. Coralli/J. Perrot/M. Petipa)
Dancer in Broken Fall (R. Maliphant)
Dancer in With a Chance of Rain (L. Scarlett)