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Seo Hye Han

Seoul, South Korea

Joined Boston Ballet in 2013

Seo Hye Han in John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet
Photo by: Liza Voll


Seo Hye Han joined Boston Ballet as a Company dancer in 2012, after dancing with the Universal Ballet Company as a soloist for three seasons. She began her studies at the Korea National University of Arts and graduated in 2009.

Han performed in the World Ballet Star Festival in Korea with Daniil Simkin and the Havana Ballet Festival in Cuba. She has had roles in performances of Don Quixote (Kitri), La Bayadère (Gamzatti), Onegin (Olga), The Nutcracker (Clara), Swan Lake (Odette, Odile), Simchung (Simchung), and Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze.

Her repertoire with Boston Ballet includes George Balanchine’s JewelsCoppéliaSerenade, Symphony in Symphony in Three Movements, Theme and Variations, and Kammermusik No. 2; John Cranko’s Onegin. Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites, William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Jose Martinez’s Resonance, Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, and Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

Han has received honors and awards in many international dance competitions including the silver medal in 2004 at Bulgaria’s Varna International Ballet Competition, a scholarship to Vaganova Ballet Academy in the 2005 Prix de Lausanne, a silver medal in the 2008 Varna International Ballet Competition, a silver medal in the 2008 Seoul International Dance Competition, the Joffrey Prize in the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition, and the Gold Medal in the 2012 Boston International Ballet Competition

Han joined Boston Ballet in 2012 as a soloist and was promoted to principal dancer in 2016.