Kang, Sue Jin

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Sue Jin Kang Biography

Notable: Born 1967; Stuttgart Ballet

Sue Jin Kang was born in 1967 in Korea. After initial ballet lessons in her native country, she studied with Marika Besobrasova at the Académie de Danse classique in Monte Carlo. In 1985, she won the Prix de Lausanne. In 1986, she became a member of the Stuttgart Ballet, where she was appointed Soloist in 1994 and Principal Dancer in 1997.

Repertoire includes:
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Tatiana in Onegin, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, the Diva in Poème de l´extase, the Lady in The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko), Marguerite Gautier in The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier), Pamina in The Magic Flute (Maurice Béjart), Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Giselle in Giselle (Sir Peter Wright), Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Taneo Ishida), the title role in Mata Hari (Renato Zanella), Cinderella in Cinderella, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Jean Christophe Blavier) and Queen Isabella in Edward II (David Bintley). In addition, she has danced leading roles in ballets by Jirí Kylián (Nuages, Symphony in D, Return to a Strange Land and Forgotten Land), George Balanchine (Chaconne, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, The Four Temperaments, Stravinsky Violin Concerto and Symphony in C), Hans van Manen (Grosse Fuge and In and Out) and William Forsythe (Love Songs and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude), John Cranko’s Bolchoi, Legende and Autumn as well as in John Neumeier’s Now and Then, Glen Tetley’s Voluntaries, Nacho Duato’s Rassemblement, Christophe Maillot’s Vers un Pays Sage, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth, Renato Zanella’s La Chambre, Uwe Scholz’ Bartók Piano Concerto No. 1 and Jerome Robbins’ The Concert.


  • Prix de Lausanne 1985
  • Prix Benois de la Danse 1999