Sue Jin Kang
Artistic Director of the Korean National Ballet
Prix de Lausanne Prize Winner 1985
Prix de Lausanne 2017 jury member
About her participation as jury member in 2017
What does the Prix de Lausanne represent to you ?
The Prix de Lausanne is a way to the world of Dance. It helps you to start your professional career as a dancer.
Why did you accept to be a member of the jury this year ?
The Prix de Lausanne helped me a lot when I participated. It means very much to me throughout my whole career as a ballet dancer. And now, I feel responsible for the young generation. I think that to be a member of the jury of the Prix de Lausanne is a good way to help young generation.
What do you expect from the Prix de Lausanne 2017? What are you looking forward to?
I hope to have a chance to discover the talented young dancers and their purity for art.
1985 | Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace in Monaco
2016 | Honorary Doctorate Degree in the Department of Dance, Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea
1986~2016 | Stuttgart Ballet
1994 | Soloist in Stuttgart Ballet
1997 | Principal Dancer in Stuttgart Ballet
2007 | Appointed as ‘Kammertänzerin’ in Germany
2013 | Honorary Ambassador of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
2014 ~ Now in December 2016 | Artistic Director of the Korean National Ballet
1985 | Prix de Lausanne, Scholarship
1990 | President Prize, Republic of Korea
1999 | Prix Benois de la Danse, Best Female Dancer
1999 | Order of Cultural Merit, BoGwan, Republic of Korea
2001 | The 9th KBS Global Korean Award, Arts & Culture Category
2002 | The Ho-Am Foundation, Ho-Am Prize, The Arts
2007 | John Cranko Association, John Cranko Award
2007 | Order of Civil Merit, SeokRyu Medal, Republic of Korea
2014 | Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg, Germany
2014 | The Kowoon Foundation, The Kowoon Cultural Award
2015 | Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, Sejong Cultural Award, Art and Culture
2015 | Association of Korean Journalists, Proud Korean Award
2016 | Paradise Culture Foundation, Paradise Award, Special Merits
2016 | Korean-German Society, 9th Mirok Li Prize
Jury of competition
2005 | Prix de Lausanne
2006 | Seoul International Dance Competition
2010 | International Istanbul Ballet Competition
2013 | ‘I do not wait for tomorrow’
1998 | German Orchid Society named a brand new orchid as Phalaenopsis Sue Jin Kang
2015 | Invited to the 4th St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum