Born in Manila, raised in Los Angeles, and happiest in a studio, this is Ching Ching’s second season as Rehearsal Director for Ballet Jazz Montréal. She is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award in Dance, was named Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”, and is a répétiteur for Ihsan Rustem staging his work in the US, Europe, and Asia.
As a creator, Ching has made work on Louisville Ballet, Backhaus Dance, SALT 2, and Heidi Duckler Dance. She is also the founder of Project Salamat and The Experience, a global outreach program.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from the University of California Irvine, working closely with the late Donald McKayle, her career began at Northwest Dance Project. There she originated roles in creations by Sarah Slipper, Ihsan Rustem, Felix Landerer, Lucas Crandall, Alejandro Cerrudo, Jiri Pokorny, Wen Wei Wang, Didy Veldman, Danielle Agami, Patrick Delcroix, Alex Soares, Kate Wallich, Pedro Dias, James Gregg, Yin Yue, Loni Landon, Gregory Dolbashian, Rachel Erdos, amongst others. As a freelance artist, she has collaborated with numerous companies and artists including Roderick George, ZviDance, PARA.MAR Dance Theatre, LED, Brendan Duggan, CARLON, YYDC, and OddKnock Productions.