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Annabel Yao '20

Annabel Yao is a junior at Harvard studying computer science. She's originally from Hong Kong, but moved to Oxford, UK, and she has spent the past 7 years in Shanghai, China. Her mom put her into ballet when she was 5 years old, and she has been dancing ever since. She started her pre-professional training in her studio in Shanghai, Jin Bao Long Ballet Studio, when she was 15. Some of the repertoire that she has performed with her studio includes Swan Lake, La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty, and Theme and Variations. She has also attended summer intensives at The Washington School of Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Orlando Ballet. She is really excited to start her second year with the Harvard Ballet Company.