Lucien (Yipeng) was born in the XuZhou, China. His father started him in dance lessons to build his strength. At age eleven Lucien was selected to study at the exclusive Beijing Dance Academy Secondary School. In 2014 and 2015 he received full scholarships to train at The Australian Ballet School, going on to tour with The Dancers Company several times. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2016. In 2019 he participated an exchange with The National Ballet of China. He was promoted to coryphée in 2021.
Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1929
Alice Topp's Aurum
Cauis in Lucas Jervies' Spartacus
Stephen Baynes' Constant Variants
Fish and Gardener in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©
Tim Harbour's Squander and Glory
Fairy Cavalier (Temperament) in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty
The Prince in Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker
Peasant Pas de deux in Giselle (Regional Tour)
Russian Dancer in Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake
- Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2018
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Lucien is interested in photography and is a big fan of musical theatre.