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Washington Ballet hires Korean National Ballet principal

By Sarah L. Kaufman

July 13, 2016 at 11:07 AM

New Washington Ballet member Eun Won Lee. Photo courtesy of the Washington Ballet.

In the latest sign of high artistic aims for her company, Washington Ballet Artistic Director Julie Kent has hired Eun Won Lee, a top-rank ballerina with Korean National Ballet, the Washington Ballet announced today. Lee, a willowy dancer with fine technical and musical strengths, has won honors at many international competitions, including the Korea Ballet Association's Prima Ballerina Award. Her repertoire includes leading roles in "Giselle," "Swan Lake," "Don Quixote" and "La Bayadere," among other staples of the ballet canon.

"I am confident that our unique artistic profile will be further elevated with the arrival of Eun Won Lee and her commitment to further development as an artist," Kent said in a statement.

Kent's previous hires include the internationally lauded Cuban dancer Rolando Sarabia and former Boston Ballet member Brittany Stone.

[Read about the Washington Ballet's all-star lineup of works for the coming season.]

[More on Julie Kent's plans for the Washington Ballet.]


Sarah L. Kaufman is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic of The Washington Post and is the author of "The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life." She writes about the arts, entertainment and the union of art and science. Kaufman joined The Washington Post in 1994 after working at the Buffalo News and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

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Arts and Entertainment

Washington Ballet hires Korean National Ballet principal

By Sarah L. Kaufman

July 13, 2016 at 11:07 AM

New Washington Ballet member Eun Won Lee. Photo courtesy of the Washington Ballet.

In the latest sign of high artistic aims for her company, Washington Ballet Artistic Director Julie Kent has hired Eun Won Lee, a top-rank ballerina with Korean National Ballet, the Washington Ballet announced today. Lee, a willowy dancer with fine technical and musical strengths, has won honors at many international competitions, including the Korea Ballet Association's Prima Ballerina Award. Her repertoire includes leading roles in "Giselle," "Swan Lake," "Don Quixote" and "La Bayadere," among other staples of the ballet canon.

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