Kang Sue-jin, a prominent ballerina who was the first Korean to win the prestigious Benois de la Danse award for best female dancer in 1999, has been reappointed as the artistic director of the National Ballet of Korea. According to sources in the cultural sector, Kang will receive her appointment letter on April 5th. Her previous term ended in February, but with no new successor named, Kang continued to carry out her duties.
Kang first assumed the position of artistic director of the National Ballet in January 2014 for a three-year term and was reappointed for a third term in 2020. With this latest reappointment, she will lead the National Ballet until 2026, marking a total of 12 years at the helm.
The news of Kang’s reappointment for a fourth term was confirmed through a press release by the National Ballet. She is scheduled to present the organization’s vision on the afternoon of April 5th. Kang is also set to receive her appointment letter in the morning of the same day.