In 1999 he started training at the Australian Ballet School. Within a short span of a year, he joined the Australian Ballet Company and this marked the beginning his diverse and lasting relationship with the company. His career began under the directorship of Ross Stretton and concluded under David McAllister’s artistic direction. As a talented and energetic artist, Jia Yin performed many soloist and leading roles in major classical ballets such as Don Quixote, Coppelia, La Bayadere, La Sylphide, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Spartacus, Raymonda, Merry Widow, La Fille Mal Gardee, Manon and Three Musketeers. Amongst his highlights have been showpiece pas de deux such as the Flower Festival of Genzano, La Favorita, Paquita, Flames of Paris and Grand Pas Classique. His modern and one act repertoire includes William Forsythe’s The Vertiginious Thrill of Exactitude, Jiri, Kylian’s Stepping Stones, Stephen Baynes’ Beyond Bach, Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Nicholai Fontain’s Almost Tango, Stanton Welch’s Velocity, Krzysztof Pastor’s Symphonie Fantastique, Nacho Duato in Por Vos Muero and Natalie Weir’s Mirror, Mirror. Also Symphony in C, Voluntaries, Suite en Blanc, Etudes and Les Presages. Jia Yin has been Principal Guest Artist for the Australian Ballet’s Dancer’s Company, and Liao Ning Ballet of China Gala Performance.
Jiayin is currently a full-time teacher at The Australian Ballet School.