Ji Min Hong was born in Seoul, South Korea. She trained at the Yewon Arts School in Seoul, at the Seoul branch of the Vaganova Ballet Academy and at Canada’s National Ballet School. In 2009, she became a YOU dance Apprentice and joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2010.
Ms. Hong’s repertoire includes The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote,
La Fille mal gardée, The Seagull, Serenade,Theme and
Variations and Elite Syncopations.
She recently danced in the world
premiere of Romeo and Juliet by
Alexei Ratmansky and the North American premieres of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon and Hamlet by Kevin O’Day.
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
Ms. Hong was a finalist in the 2001 Asia Pacific
International Ballet Competition.