A member of Beijing's China Acrobatic Troupe, Zhang Fan was the prodigy of slack wireA Tight Wire, or Low Wire, kept slack, and generally used for juggling or balancing tricks. acrobatics. He won his first Gold award at the Acrobatic Festival of Wuhan, in China, in 2000, and another Gold award at the International Circus Festival of Budapest, Hungary, in 2001. He then improved on his already exceptional act with a revolving apparatus; this new version of his remarkable display of unparalleled skills won him a Gold Medal at Paris's Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in 2003. From then on, his international career as one of the world's greatest acrobat on the slack wireA Tight Wire, or Low Wire, kept slack, and generally used for juggling or balancing tricks. was launched.
In 2004, he was featured with Circus Knie in Switzerland and, after a tour in Israel with the China Acrobatic Troupe, he spent two years in North America, where he was featured in Cirque du Soleil's Ovo with an amazing ascensional slack-wire act. After a tour in the Netherlands with Stardust International, he returned to Circus Knie in 2011. In 2012, he was featured in the Big Apple Circus production of Legendarium in the United States. He has also appeared on television shows in Europe, and in China for CCTV's Chinese New Year's Eve Special.