Former Principal Soloist
Minju is from Seoul, South Korea. She trained at Seoul Arts High School, Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts and The Hamburg Ballet School. She performed with Bundesjugendballett for two years before joining Northern Ballet in 2016. In 2022 she joined English National Ballet and returned as a Guest Artist to perform the role of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby.
Learn more about Minju
Where were you born and raised?
Seoul in South Korea.
At what age did you start dancing?
At four years old. My mum was a ballet dancer too and had her own ballet academy where I started and studied intensely.
Where did you train?
Yewon School - Seoul Arts High School, Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts and The Hamburg Ballet School.
Awards, nominations and prizes
Second prize at the Boston International Ballet Competition 2011 and Semi-finalist at the Prix de Lausanne 2012.
Being a part of the creation process for Kenneth Tindall’s Geisha in 2020 and having the lead role of Okichi created on her. Performing the lead role of the woman in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Gloria.
Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Manon in Manon, and Carmen in Carmen.
Production photos taken by Emma Kauldhar, Emily Nuttall and Amy Kelly.