Artistic Staff

Artistic Director & CEO 강수진
Kang Suejin 강수진 Artistic Director & CEO
  • 1985Graduated from the Académie de Danse Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • 2016Awarded honorary doctorate degree from the Department of Dance, Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 1986-2016Stuttgart Ballet, Germany
  • ∙1994Soloist at Stuttgart Ballet
  • ∙1997Principal dancer at Stuttgart Ballet
  • 2007Appointed “Kammertänzerin (Royal Court Dancer)” in Germany
  • 2013Appointed honorary ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018
  • 2014~Artist director at Korean National Ballet
  • 2022Principal speaker for International Dance Day
  • 1985Prix de Lausanne (scholarship)
  • 1990President’s Prize, Republic of Korea
  • 1999Prix Benois de la Danse—Best Female Dancer
  • 1999Order of Cultural Merit, Bogwan, Republic of Korea
  • 2001The 9th KBS Global Korean Award, Arts & Culture category
  • 2002The Ho-Am Foundation, Ho-Am Prize—The Arts
  • 2007John Cranko Association, John Cranko Award, Germany
  • 2007Order of Civil Merit, Seokryu Medal, Republic of Korea
  • 2014Order of Merit from Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 2014The Kowoon Foundation, Kowoon Cultural Award
  • 2015Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, Sejong Cultural Award—Art and Culture
  • 2015Association of Korean Journalists, Proud Korean Award—Art and Culture
  • 2016Paradise Culture Foundation, Paradise Award, Special Merits
  • 2016Korean-German Society, 9th Mirok Li Prize
  • 2017The 7th Korea Wave Awards, Award for Service of Excellence in Pure Art
  • 2021The 25th Manhae Prize, Literary Arts Awards
  • 2022The 2021 Arts Awards (Korea Dance Association)—Ballet
  • 2023The Grand Prize, The 28th Korea Ballet Association Awards
International dance competitions, jury member
  • 2006Prix de Lausanne
  • 2006Seoul International Dance Competition (ballet category)
  • 2010International Istanbul Ballet Competition
  • 2012Prix de Lausanne
  • 2017Prix de Lausanne
  • 2017Benois de la Danse
  • 2017Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition
  • 2024Prix de Lausanne
  • 2013A Passionate Heart Takes a Long Breath (autobiography)
  • 2017Every Step I Take Is My Own (autobiography)
  • 1998German Orchid Society names a brand new orchid Phalaenopsis Sue Jin Kang.
  • 2015Invited to the 4th St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Deputy Artistic Director  신무섭
Sin Museop 신무섭 Deputy Artistic Director
  • 1989Graduated from Busan High School of Arts
  • 1993Graduated from the Department of Dance at Sejong University
  • 2003Graduated from the Graduate School of Music, Fine Arts and Physical Education at Sejong University
  • 1993 - 1994Soloist at KNB
  • 1995 - 1996Principal dancer at KNB
  • 1997 - 1999Principal dancer at US New York Theater Ballet Company
  • 1998Guest dancer with the Shore Ballet Company
  • 2000 - 2009Principal dancer at KNB
  • 2008Teaching professor at the Department of Dance and Well-being at Hanyang University's ERICA Campus (Ansan)
  • 2009 - 2010Adjunct professor at the Department of Dance and Well-being at Hanyang University's ERICA Campus (Ansan)
  • 2009 - 2013Ballet master at KNB
  • 2014 -Deputy artistic director at KNB
  • 1988Dong-A Dance Competition, first prize (student category)
  • 1989Nationwide University Student Dance Competition, first prize
  • 1990Korea Ballet Association Competition, first prize
  • 1991Korea Ballet Association Competition, first prize for a duet
  • 1992Dong-A Dance Competition, first prize (general category)
  • 2005Minister of Culture and Tourism of Korea award
  • 2006Korea Ballet Association, Rising Choreographer award
  • 2009The 5th Busan International Dance Festival's AK21 International Choreographer Competition, White Horse award
Choreographic works
  • 1996Feeling, Night of Young Korean Choreographers event
  • 2004LOVE IS ... (private performance)
  • 2005Men 1, 2, 3... And, KNB ballet with commentary
  • 2006The Other Side presented to the 9th Korea Ballet Association Choreographer Competition
  • 2006Throb, part of Triangle, a collection of three works by the Lee Won-kuk Ballet Company
  • 2007Choreographed for the Busan International Beach Dance Festival
  • 2009The 5th Busan International Dane Festival's AK21 International Choreographer Competition
  • 2011Astor Piazzolla's tango Primavera Portena at the invitation of the Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music
  • 2012 - 2014Carmen at the invitation of the Ballet Festival Korea
  • 2012Méditation from Thaïs by Jules Massenet for the Incheon International Airport Sky Festival
  • Ballet Master 박일
    Park Il박일 Ballet Master
  • Ballet Master 정현옥
    Jung Hyunok정현옥 Ballet Master
  • Ballet Master 안효진
    Ahn Hyojin안효진 Ballet Master
  • Ballet Master 이영철
    Lee Youngcheol이영철 Ballet Master
  • Ballet Master 박나리
    Park Nari박나리 Ballet Master
  • Guest 
Class Teacher 이원국
    Lee Wonkook 이원국 Guest
    Class Teacher
  • Guest 
Ballet Master 신혜진
    Shin Hyejin신혜진 Guest
    Ballet Master