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Portland dancer wins prestigious Princess Grace award

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Ching Ching Wong, a member of Portland dance company the Northwest Dance Project has won the 2015 Princess Grace Award- Dance Fellowship.

This award is given to six dancers in the U.S. annually, and the one of the highest honors a dancer can receive.

"This is incredible" said founding Artistic Director Sarah Slipper in a news release, "I can't think of any other company that has as many Princess Grace Award winners - it's phenomenal and I couldn't be more proud of, and happy for, Ching. Here's a dancer under five feet tall and who was told by some that she'd never have a professional career, winning the field's top national honor! I love that...and everyone loves Ching."

Wong was born in Manila, Philippines, but calls Southern California her home. She began her dance training at Allegria Dance Theater under the direction of Alia Harlan, and received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance and minor in Education and Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine

Wong joined the Northwest Dance Project in 2010 and has danced original roles in works by Sarah Slipper, Didy Veldman, Patrick Delcroix, Wen Wei Wang, Ihsan Rustem, Lucas Crandall, Alex Soares, Pedro Dias, Noam Gagnon, Gregory Dolbashian, Loni Landon, Yin Yue, Jiri Pokorny, Rachel Erdos, Carla Mann, Tracey Durbin, and Minh Tran.

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