South Korean dancer Hanna Park joined The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme from the start of the 2020/21 Season.
Park was born in Seoul, South Korea and trained at the Sunhwa Arts Middle and High School and then the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Art (KNIGA). In 2015 she won first prize at the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition and second prize at Tanzolymp Berlin in 2016. In 2017 she won first prize at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) and won a scholarship to The Royal Ballet School at the Prix de Lausanne the year after. Park was also awarded the London Ballet Circle Dame Ninette Award in 2020.
While at The Royal Ballet School, she performed the main role in Paquita, and danced in Marriott’s Simple Symphony, Scarlett’s The Cunning Little Vixen, and Ashley Page’s Larina Waltz at the Prix de Lausanne gala in 2020. Her professional performances while a student included dancing with The Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, and Swan Lake.