Hyeyoung Kim

Hyeyoung Kim

Hyeyoung Kim began dancing at the age five. She trained under the direction of Adnenne Delias at the prestigious Sun-Wha Art School in Seoul, South Korea and later was invited to study at the Kirov Ballet Academy in Washington, D.C. In 1987 she joined Universal Ballet Company and was quickly promoted to soloist and then to principal in 1994.

In 1989, she won the gold medal at the Korea Dance Association Competition and a year later was invited to dance the Don-Quixote at the fifth annual Hong Kong International Dance Festival. In 1994, she joined the Atlanta Ballet Company as a principal dancer where she danced for 10 years. Mrs. Kim has danced principal roles in such classics as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Bayadère, Cinderella, Coppelia, Nutcracker, and Paquita. As well as, Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliant Serenade, Tchaikovsky Pas, Four Ts, Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly, Septime, Weber’s Carmen, Peter Martins’s Ash, Fernando Nault’s Carmina Burana, Michael Pink’s Dracula, Hunchback of Notre Dame and Romeo & Juliet. Mrs. Kim also made guest appearances with Nevada Ballet Theater, Lexington Ballet, Seoul Ballet Theater, Icelandic National Broadcasting System and a most memorable performance at The Korea World Dance Stars festival.

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