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Joonhyuk Jun

Artist of The Royal Ballet


South Korean dancer Joonhyuk Jun joined The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme from the start of the 2017/18 Season and was promoted to Artist in 2018. He will be promoted to First Artist at the start of the 22/23 Season.

Jun was born in Gwangju and began studying ballet aged three. He trained at Sunhwa Arts School and The Royal Ballet Upper School. He was a finalist at the 2014 Prix de Lausanne and in 2016 won the grand prix at Youth America Grand Prix and the School’s Gailene Stock Award. Roles while at the School included performances in Les Rendezvous, La Bayadère, Les Patineurs, Concerto and the Swan Lake pas de quatre.

Professional engagements while a student have included dancing with The Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty and Anastasia. His repertory with the Company includes Benno (Swan Lake), Mandolin Dancer (Romeo and Juliet), Russian Dance, Chinese Dance and Spanish Dance (The Nutcracker), pas de six (Giselle) and roles in Flight Pattern and Like Water for Chocolate.

News and features

New dancers to join The Royal Ballet for 2017/18 Season

28 April 2017
New dancers to join The Royal Ballet for 2017/18 Season

The Royal Ballet announces new additions to the Company for the forthcoming 2017/18 Season.