Lord of the dance: Australian Ballet star Chengwu Guo in full flight with his girlfriend Ako Kondo on stage. Picture: Tim Carrafa

Lord of the dance: Australian Ballet star Chengwu Guo in full flight with his girlfriend Ako Kondo on stage.

Chengwu went on to join The Australian Ballet School when he was 17. Picture: Tim Carrafa

Chengwu went on to join The Australian Ballet School when he was Picture: Tim Carrafa

For adopted Australian Chengwu Guo, the road to becoming one of the world’s finest ballet dancers has been long and often torturous, writes CATHERINE LAMBERT.

Australian Ballet superstar Chengwu Guo was a natural gymnast as a child. Picture: Tim Ca

Ballet brilliance: Chengwu joined the Beijing Dance Academy when he was just 11 years old. Picture: Tim Carrafa

Ballet brilliance: Chengwu joined the Beijing Dance Academy when he was just 11 years old

The gorgeous pair enjoy the sights of Melbourne on a winter’s day. Picture: Tim Carrafa

The gorgeous pair enjoy the sights of Melbourne on a winter’s day.

Why our normally restrained ballet set is going wild for Chengwu. Picture: Tim Carrafa

Why our normally restrained ballet set is going wild for Chengwu.

Chengwu and Ako can’t resist striking a pose in Southbank. Picture: Tim Carrafa

Chengwu and Ako can’t resist striking a pose in Southbank.

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