Mengjun Chen was born in Wenzhou, China. He began his ballet training at the Beijing Dance Academy. After graduating from the Academy in 2010, Chen attended the Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainee Program on a full scholarship. While in the program, he performed with the Joffrey Ballet Company on tour and in Chicago in The Nutcracker and The Merry Widow. In 2011, Chen joined the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program where he performed in Grand Pas Classique, Flower Festival and the roles of “Wolf” and “Undead” in Michael Pink’s Dracula. Mr. Chen’s repertoire includes works by Michael Pink, Ronald Hynd, Lila York, Matthew Neenan, Alejandro Cerrudo and Alexi Kremnev. Earlier this season he appeared as the waiter in La Bohème. This is Mengjun Chen’s second year as an Artist with Milwaukee Ballet.