Yuanyuan Zhang was born in Shanghai (China), where she trained at the Shanghai Theatre Academy. In 2014, she joined the Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company. A year later, she transferred to Dutch National Ballet, starting out as an élève, with subsequent promotions each year: in 2016 to the corps de ballet, in 2017 to coryphée, in 2018 to grand sujet and this year to soloist.
Yuanyuan has won several major awards: in 2014, she won gold at the Cape Town International Ballet Competition, and in the same year she was awarded first prize at the Star of East China competition.
- With Dutch National Ballet since: 2014
- Place of birth: Shanghai (China)
- Career with Dutch Nationale Ballet: Soloist (2019), Grand sujet (2018), Coryphée (2017), Corps de ballet (2016), Élève (2015), Junior Company (2014)
- Training: Shanghai Theater Academy
- Awards: 2014, Cape Town International Ballet Competition, gold 2014, Star of East China