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Hyun-ok Jung
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Introduction he joined the company in 2001. he graduated from the dance department at chung-ang university in 1996 and from the same universitys graduate school in 1999. he became a dancer of the seoul ballet theater in 1995 and a dancer of the modern dance company’s dance theater “on” in 1997. his major strengths are his great physique suitable for modern dance, great expression skills and rich experience at the modern dance company. that is why modern ballet choreographers are in a race to cast him for their creative works.
his has danced in almost all the creative ballets performed in the framework of the company’s “ballet accompanied with commentaries.” in 1999, he performed in nam jung-ho’s parody pas de quatre and james chun’s dangerous balance. in 2001, he appeared in seo misuk’s ballet accompanied with french songs and park hwa-kyung’s if artist?!?. these are the major works of his modern repertoire. moreover, he greatly impressed the korean ballet fans by playing the role of mercutio in jean-christophe maillot’s romeo and juliet which drew the most attention among all the company’s performances in 2002.

he showed elegant waltz in swan lake choreographed by the living ballet legend yury grigorovich. he was cast as the roman nobleman and the roman soldier in spartacus and the russian doll and uncle drosselmeyer in the nutcracker, showing noble elegance in classical ballet works. in 2002, he performed gamache and a gigue, also proving his talent as a comic dancer. in 2003, he acted as widow simone in la fille mal gardé;;e. in 2004, he played a leading role in will you marry me?, a creative ballet choreographed by park in-ja who has been appointed as the companys new director. in 2001, he appeared in yury grigorovich’s trilogy composed of spartacus, swan lake and the nutcracker. in the same year, he participated in the company’s performance at the shanghai theater academy. in 2002, he participated in the company’s tour performances in japan. in 2003, he participated in the company’s performance in russia. he has danced in the company’s own “ballet accompanied with commentaries” every year, contributing to the populari
List of Awards
  • 1993 silver prize at the dong-a dance competition
  • 1993 grand prize at the 12th saitama dance competition
Major work