Benois de la Danse nominee

Li Wentao graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy in 2013, danced for the Dutch National Ballet and The National Ballet of Munich. He joined the National Ballet of China in 2017.

He has cooperated with Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, John Neumeier, David Dawson, Ernst Meiser. He has danced the part of Solor in Natalia Makarova's La Bayadère. He has also taken part in many classic and modern ballets including Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Crane Calling, Songs and Dances of the Earth, The Red Detachment of Women, The Lady of the Camellias, Giselle, Chroma, Spartacus, The Wayward Daughter, A Million Kisses to My Skin, etc.

In 2012 he won the Performance Award in the Youth America Grand Prix and the Silver Medal in the 9th National Dance Competition (Taoli Cup). In 2013, he won the Silver Medal in the 2nd Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition and the Silver Medal in the 41st Prix de Lausanne. And in 2018, he won the Gold Medal in the 11th International Ballet Competition, USA.

He has performed in UK, America, Spain, Italy, France, Japan and Germany.