Zhang Jigang is a famous contemporary choreographer and artist in China. His works have been performed across China, and set the direction of the development of Chinese dance. They are diverse in theme, ingenious in concept, unique in style, and magnificent and varied in presentation. Zhang's works have a prominent position in the Chinese art field and have a profound and far-reaching impact on contemporary Chinese dance. They are recognized as the "Zhang Jigang phenomenon" at home and abroad.
In Nov 2016, Zhang stepped down as deputy director of the Political Work Department of the Armed Police Force.