Ying Zhang was born in China and received her training at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy. She excelled in Ballet, Traditional Chinese Dance and Chinese Folk Dance.
In 1995 the Guangzhou Ballet Company was established. Mrs. Zhang was invited to join the company where she performed a variety of repertoire including Swan Lake, Coppelia, Nutcracker, Anna Karenina, The Lady of the Camellias, and Butterfly Lover. In 1997 she was promoted to Soloist where she performed Romeo and Julliet and Giselle. Mrs. Zhang was also cast in many character roles in ballets due to her excellent stage presence and acting abilities. While Mrs. Zhang was dancing at the Guangzhou Ballet Company, she also taught ballet and pointe work at Guangzhou Acrobatics Company and worked as a rehearsal ballet coach at Canton Ballet Academy.
In 2000 Mrs. Zhang moved to Canada to join the Goh Ballet Academy. While receiving her teacher training certification, she was still performing on stage in roles such as Arabian in the Nutcracker, Balanchine’s Serenade, the mother in Giselle and the mother in La Fille Mal Gardee. Mrs. Zhang also attended the Royal Academy of Dance Major Examinations, while working closely with Mrs. Lin Yee Goh as her teaching assistant. Mrs. Zhang has received her Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate and the Goh Ballet Academy Full-time Professional Training Teacher’s Course Diploma. She has choreographed many pieces in classical ballet, neo classical, and Chinese dance where her dancers have placed amongst the top 3 in competitions. Mrs. Zhang’s teaching experience also includes being invited to guest teach at Haga Ballet Academy in Okegawa, Japan.