Ji Min Hong

Ji Min Hong 2013-14 Photo Credits

Ji Min Hong, photo by Sian Richards.

Biography

Ji Min Hong was born in Seoul, South Korea and trained at the Yewon Arts School in Seoul, the Seoul branch of the Vaganova Ballet Academy and at Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2010 and joined the Corps de Ballet later that year.  

Ms. Hong’s repertoire includes the role of the Breadcrumb Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty as well as roles in Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, The Nutcracker,Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Don Quixote, La Fille mal gardée, The Seagull, Hamlet, Carmen, Serenade,Theme and Variations, The Four Seasons and Elite Syncopations. Recently, Ms. Hong danced in the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky by John Neumeier. 

During her training, Ms. Hong made appearances as a Lead Swan in Swan Lake with Canada’s National Ballet School and the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty with the Yewon School. She participated in The Banff Centre’s Summer Arts Festival in 2010, performing in Jiří Kylián’s Wings of Wax pas de deux and Indigo Rose. Ms. Hong also danced with the Dutch National Ballet in Natalia Makarova’s La Bayadère in 2009.  

Ms. Hong was a finalist in the 2001 Asia Pacific International Ballet Competition.