Park Jae Keun
PARK JAE KEUN is a widely known Ballet personality all over the world. For years he was a leading dancer in the Universal Ballet Company in Korea and interpreted principal roles of classical repertoire ballets like „Swan Lake”, „Sleeping Beauty”, „La Bayadere”, „La Sylphyde”, „Don Quixote”, and many others, as well as in contemporary creations, performing in different countries all of the world. Artistic carrier was followed by teaching and choreography experience
After his assistance to a professor in Moscow Ballet Academy he was invited as a professor and choreographer to the State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Almaty, Kazakhstan,
In 1986 J. K. Park established and became founder of the Seoul Ballet Company after years of presenting classical ballet repertoire and modern creations in Korea and abroad.
Between 2002 and 2003 he was Member of the Korean President Commission responsible for state cultural projects. He also contributed to the establishing of the Korean Teachers Association which runs educational projects on a large scale in Korea and on international level.
At present he is President of the Korean Ballet Foundation, at the same time Professor of Ballet Department in Sang Myung University, Director of UNESCO International Dance Festival. He is as well Director General of Sang Myung Arts Center and Artistic Director of Seoul Ballet Company.
He was awarded the Noble Dancer Title by the Korean Ministry of Culture, and is a Gold Medal winner of Dong-A Ballet Competition.
Leading currently different Ballet International projects Dr. Park Jae Keun is invited as Jury member for Ballet Competitions all around the world (Rome IBC, Istanbul IBC, Nureyev IBC, Sopoleto IBC, Perm IBC, Korea IBC, Almaty IBC, Astana IBC, Sergei Lifar IBC, Fouette IBC, Baltic IBC, Tallinn IBC, Kiev BGP, Mongolia IBC, America IBC, Asia BGP etc.). He is also Vice president of the Federation of International Ballet Competition and Chairman of Asia FIBC.
In 2007 Dr Jae Keun Park organized First Korea International Ballet Competition, being a high rank international Event and uniting dancers from all over the world,
The 12th Korea International Ballet Competition will be held 26-30 of June 2019 in Seoul.
In 2018 he created the 1st World Ballet Grand Prix, its goal being to discover as many talented, artistic people it could and opening doors for young devoted generations of dancers