Chen Wei was trained in classical ballet for six years at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy and obtained employment with Tianjing Ballet Company upon graduation. After a year or so, Goh Soo Khim invited him to become a dancer with Singapore Dance Theatre. He danced with SDT for 11 years before retiring due to a knee injury. During his time at SDT, Chen Wei performed many soloist roles and was eventually promoted to a First Artist. He repertoire highlights with SDT include Hilarion in Giselle, Snow King in The Nutcracker, Rothbart in Swan Lake and Coppélia. Additionally, he has danced in The Legacy of Goh Choo San, Glow-Stop by Jorma Elo, Jiří Kylián’s Stamping Ground, Stanton Welch’s Madame ButterflyUnknown Territory, Serenade by George Balanchine, Organ Concerto by Nils Christe, Age of Innocence and Opus 25 by Edwaard Liang and 4Seasons by Natalie Weir.

Chen Wei is now teaching the Adult Dance Classes at SDT. He is also teaching other ballet courses including RAD, CSTD and children’s ballet competitions.