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