Jessica Xuan


The Chinese Jessica Xuan (Beijing) studied dance at Canada's National Ballet School in Toronto and at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam.

In 2013, she was one of the first dancers of the Dutch National Ballet's Junior Company. In 2014, in the rank of élève, she switched to the Dutch National Ballet, where she joined the corps de ballet a year later. In 2016 she was promoted to coryphée and in 2018 she was appointed grand sujet.

Jessica won the Varna International Ballet Competition in July 2018. The biennial ballet competition in Bulgaria, in which 150 dancers from 40 countries take part, is also known as the 'Olympiad of Ballet'. As of this season, Jessica has been appointed soloist of the Dutch National Ballet.



  • With Dutch National Ballet since:  2013
  • Place of birth:  Beijing (China)
  • Career with Dutch National Ballet:  Soloist (2019), Grand sujet (2018), Coryphée (2016), Élève (2014), Junior Company (2013)
  • Training:  Canada's National Ballet School (Toronto, Canada), National Ballet Academy (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)