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Seoul, South Korea

Age began dancing
Ten years old

Sunhwa Arts School and Sunhwa Arts High school in Seoul

Previous companies
Universal Ballet, South Korea 2005 – 2010 (Soloist)
Semperoper Ballett Dresden, Germany, 2010 – 2023 (Principal since 2016)

Favourite role
Iphigenie in Iphigenie auf Tauris by Pina Bausch

Repertoire includes
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Watkin); Nikiya in La Bayadere (Watkin); Principal couple in Diamonds and 2nd movement Symphony in C (Balanchine). Soloist roles in In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Impressing the Czar, The Second Detail and Enemy in the Figure (Forsythe); Forgotten Land (Kylián); Minus 16 (Naharin); Giselle (Dawson); Iphigenie auf Tauris (Bausch)

Created roles include
Doña Dulcinea in Don Quixote (Watkin); The Four Seasons (Dawson); COW (Ekman); Corpse de Ballet (Shechter)

Career highlight
Dancing Swan Lake as Odette/Odile at the National Arts Center in Ottawa in 2017; dancing Impressing the Czar by William Forsythe at the Paris Opera Palais Garnier in 2017; the premiere of The Four Seasons by David Dawson in 2018

Awards and prizes include
3rd Prize, Varna International Ballet Competition (2008); 2nd Prize, Shanghai International Ballet Competition (2007); New Artist Award, Korean Ballet Association (2006); Grand Prix, Seoul International Ballet Competition (2005); Gold Medal, Korean Ballet Competition (2004); Finalist, Prix de Lausanne (2004)

Other information
Recently featured in the documentary film Dancing Pina by Florian Heinzen Ziob