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Sae Eun Park

About this Artist

Following her performance in Romeo and Juliet(Nureyev) in June 2021, Sae Eun Park was named Étoile of the Paris Opera Ballet. 

Principal creations and repertoire entries at the Paris Opera  
Psyché (Ratmansky, 2011), Quatuor No. 4 (De Keersmaeker), La Nuit s’achève (Millepied, 2016), Polyphonia (Wheeldon, 2015), Le Chant de la terre (Neumeier, 2015), Seven Sonatas (Ratmansky, 2016), Entre Chien et loup (Peck, 2016), Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Mozartiana (Balanchine, 2016), Dogs Sleep (Goecke, 2019).

Park begins studies at the National Ballet Academy of Korea. 

She is awarded a silver medal (junior category) at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as the silver medal at the Beijing International Ballet Competition. 

Park wins the Grand Prix de Lausanne, receiving a scholarship to the American Ballet Theatre’s second company. 

She joins the Korea National Ballet. 

As soloist with the Korea National Ballet, notable performances include Kitri (Don Quixote), Nikiya (La Bayadère), Clara (The Nutcracker), and Odette/Odile (Swan Lake). Park is awarded the gold medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition as well as the gold medal at the Premio Roma Danza. 

Park joins the Paris Opera Corps de Ballet on contract. 

She becomes a permanent member of the Corps de Ballet. 

Park is named a Coryphée. She wins the Prix du Cercle Carpeaux. 

She is promoted to Sujet. She dances Naïla in La Source (Bart) and Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Nureyev). 

Park is named Première danseuse. Notable roles include Emeralds and Diamonds from Joyaux (“Jewels”) (Balanchine), Myrtha in Giselle (after Coralie and Perrot), Tatiana in Onegin (Cranko), Manon in La Dame aux camélias (Neumeier), Henriette in Raymonda and La Reine des Dryades in Don Quixote (Nureyev), Glass Pieces and In the Night (Robbins), Lamentation (Graham), and The Dying Swan (Fokine). 

Park is named best female dancer at the Benois de la Danse competition in Moscow.