OU, Lu 歐鹿 MNZM
Member of Jury
Head of Ballet of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Ou Lu graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy and joined The National Ballet of China as Principal Dancer. In 1988, he completed his BFA Degree and worked at the Beijing Dance Academy. Ou Lu was awarded Artist at First Rank of the People’s Republic of China in 1989. He also received the Special Contribution Awards by The Ministry of Culture of China in 1986, 1987 and 1989. In 1992, Ou Lu joined The Royal New Zealand Ballet as a Principal Artist and was later appointed as Ballet Master and Assistant Director of the company. In 2001, he was honored by Her Majesty, the Queen of England, as a “Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit” in recognition of his services to The Royal NZ Ballet.
In 2003, Ou Lu returned to China to take over the directorship at the Ballet Department of The Beijing Dance Academy. He received the “Distinguished Professor Award” of the Beijing Municipal Education Commission in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Ou Lu is currently the Head of Ballet at the School of Dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
1992年加入紐西蘭皇家芭蕾舞團為首席舞蹈員，其後獲委任為排練導師及副總監。2001年獲英女皇伊利沙伯二世頒發“Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit” (MNZM) 獎章，以表揚其在紐西蘭皇家芭蕾舞團之貢獻。