Yang Hao was born in Chongqing, and based in Hong Kong. He began his dance training in Beijing at the age of 12. He has performed in China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater, Guangzhou Song and Dance Troupe and Guangdong Modern Dance Company, etc. In 2007, he has received a full scholarship to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (BFA) and later joined the City Contemporary Dance Company as dancer from 2009-2012.
Yang was the resident artist at SIDance Festival Dance Exchange 2013, and also the recipient of danceWEB scholarship for ImPulsTanz 2014. In 2015-2016 he was the first Yale-China Arts Fellow supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York.
His works have been presented in different international festivals and platforms, such as Hong Kong Arts Festival for the productions – Rush (2012); Outspoken (2014); Pied A Terre (2016); Flying Me To The Moon (2018); Hong Kong i-Dance Festival 2017 Middle; New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas 2016 for the work Pied A Terre and Middle.
Since 2014 Yang started to collaborate with producer Alice Rensy. In 2017, they were awarded the Cultural Exchange Grant from Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) to perform their work at Guangdong Dance Festival and produced Variation for A4 Art Museum.
Yang and Rensy’s recent research twills contemporary dance and stand-up comedy together. Legend of Hao Hao, commissioned by Jockey Club New Arts Power, premiered in 2019. This work has been selected by 1862 Theater in Shanghai through HKADC’s “Performance in Mainland Scheme”. It has also received Cultural Exchange Grant from HKADC.
Yang is currently studying for an MFA degree in Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong, specialising in cross discipline collaborations in performing arts.