Seo Hee Becomes 1st Korean Soloist in American Ballet Theater

      July 06, 2010 08:40

      Ballerina Seo Hee has been promoted to soloist in the American Ballet Theater, one of the world's top three ballet companies along with Britain's Royal Ballet and the Paris Opéra Ballet.

      Seo is the first Korean ballerina to become a soloist in the prestigious company. She was promoted to the position below the principal within just four years of joining it.

      Seo Hee

      The 24-year-old dancer began her ballet training at Sunhwa Arts Middle School in Seoul and is recognized for her great physique and expressive skills. Her promotion did not come as a surprise as she had starred as Juliet in the theater's performance of "Romeo and Juliet" last year.

      "I feel good but also calm at the same time," Seo said. "This is just the beginning, and I will work even harder from now on."

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