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Hyo-Jung Kang

Hyo-Jung Kang received her first ballet lessons at Sunwha Art Middle School in her hometown of Seoul and attended the Kirov Ballet Academy in Washington D.C. from 1998 to 2002. She toured Korea with the Universal Ballet Company. In 2002, she participated in the Prix de Lausanne. In the same year she continued her training at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. This was followed by an engagement at the Stuttgart Ballet, first in 2003/04 as an élève, and from 2004/05 in the corps de ballet. In 2008/09 Hyo-Jung Kang was promoted to demi-soloist, in 2010/11 to soloist. After her role debut as Juliet in John Cranko’s »Romeo and Juliet«, ballet director Reid Anderson appointed her principal dancer in 2011. In the 2021/22 season she joined the Vienna State Ballet as first soloist.

Hyo-Jung Kang has a broad experience in both classical and contemporary repertoire and has inspired creations by numerous renowned choreographers. She has danced John Cranko’s major leading roles such as Tatyana and Olga in »Onegin«, Juliet in »Romeo and Juliet«, Odette/Odile in »Swan Lake« and Catherine in »The Taming of the Shrew«. She has thrilled audiences as Giselle (Coralli, Perrot & Petipa), Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after Bournonville), Princess Aurora in »The Sleeping Beauty« (Marcia Haydée), Kitri in »Don Quijote« (Maximiliano Guerra), Manon Lescaut in »The Lady of the Camellias« (John Neumeier) as well as the Dying Swan (after Mihkail Fokine) or as soloist in »Siebte Sinfonie« (Uwe Scholz). She has danced other central roles in works by George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, Jorma Elo, William Forsythe, Itzik Galili, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylián, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Natalia Makarova, Hans van Manen, Roland Petit and Jerome Robbins.

Martin Schläpfer created the leading role for her in his Stuttgart premiere »Taiyō to Tsuki«, Christian Spuck the role of Maria de Medici in »..., la peau blanche, ...«, Kevin O'Day the Travelling Dancer in »Hamlet«. She has also danced in world premieres by Mauro Bigonzetti, Bridget Breiner, Edward Clug, Andreas Heise, Katarzyna Kozielska, Douglas Lee, Christian Spuck, Louis Stiens and Demis Volpi.

Hyo-Jung Kang's Viennese repertoire comprises Tatjana in John Cranko's »Onegin«, Princess Aurora in the world premiere of Martin Schläpfer's »Sleeping Beauty«, the title role in Elena Tchernichovaʼs »Giselle«, the Queen of the Dryads in Rudolf Nureyevʼs »Don Quixote«, Manon Lescaut in John Neumeierʼs »Lady of the Camellias«, George Balanchine's »Symphony in Three Movements«, »Symphony in C« and »Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet«, Jerome Robbins' »Other Dances«, Hans van Manen's »Four Schumann Pieces«, Heinz Spoerli's »Goldberg Variations«, William Forsytheʼs »In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated« and works by Martin Schläpfer such as »Ein Deutsches Requiem«, »Marsch, Walzer, Polka« and »The Seasons«.

In the critics' survey for the yearbook 2022 and 2023 of the magazine tanz, Hyo-Jung Kang received a nomination as »Dancer of the Year«.

Events with Hyo-Jung Kang

02. October 2023
Monday
19.30 - 21.45
1 intermission

Giselle

09. October 2023
Monday
19.30 - 21.45
1 intermission

Giselle

07. November 2023
Tuesday
19.30 - 22.00
1 intermission

Goldberg-Variationen

10. November 2023
Friday
19.30 - 22.00
1 intermission

Goldberg-Variationen

27. November 2023
Monday
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

30. November 2023
Thursday
18.30 - 22.00
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

03. December 2023
Sunday
18.30 - 22.00
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

06. December 2023
Wednesday
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

23. December 2023
Saturday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

27. December 2023
Wednesday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

29. December 2023
Friday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

02. January 2024
Tuesday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

04. January 2024
Thursday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

05. January 2024
Friday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

25. February 2024
Sunday
18.30 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Don Quixote

27. February 2024
Tuesday
19.00 - 22.00
2 intermissions

Don Quixote

29. February 2024
Thursday
19.00 - 22.00
2 intermissions

Don Quixote

24. March 2024
Sunday
18.30 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Die Kameliendame

12. April 2024
Friday
19.00 - 22.00
2 intermissions

Die Kameliendame

15. April 2024
Monday
22.00
2 intermissions

Die Kameliendame

28. April 2024
Sunday
11.30
No intermission

Matinee for the 24/25 season

01. May 2024
Wednesday
18.30 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Die Kameliendame

21. May 2024
Tuesday
19.00 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Im siebten Himmel

24. May 2024
Friday
19.00 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Im siebten Himmel

29. June 2024
Saturday
18.30 - 21.45
1 intermission

Nurejew-Gala

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