Chun Che

As a distinguished former Principal Dancer of the National Ballet of China, Chun Che’s diverse repertoire included principal roles in the major classics as well as new revolutionary creations. After immigrating to Vancouver, Canada in 1979, his interest in teaching and choreographing continued to grow. This later led him to take the position of Vice Principal for the Goh Ballet Academy in 1982. His choreography soon gained critical acclaim as presented by the Goh Ballet Youth Company on performance tours throughout Southeast Asia, China, and North America. Many of his students have been finalists and award recipients at prestigious international competitions such as the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland, the New York International Ballet Competition in U.S.A., the Adeline Genee Competition in London, England, and the Jackson International Ballet Competition in U.S.A.

A much sought after teacher, Mr. Che often conducts Master Classes and Workshops by invitation. He has also served as an adjudicator for The Solo Seal Awards. In 1991, by invitation from Swedish born Artistic Director Mr. Bengt Jorgen, Mr. Che took on the position of Principal Teacher for Ballet Jorgen and at the same time he also took on the responsibilities as Principal Teacher for George Brown Dance.

In 1998, Mr. Che developed Principal by Chan Hon Goh® Inc. Principal shoes – the only ballet shoes in Canada designed by dancers for dancers, has gained immense recognition of excellence in the professional community.

In 1999, Mr. Che accepted a special invitation, from Artistic Director, Mr. James Kudelka of the National Ballet of Canada, to guest teach the company. His career continues to flourish and take him places; guest teaching across Canada, the United States, and Asia.