Q&A With South Korean Ballerina Doyoon Kim

I recently had the chance to ask Doyoon Kim some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She graces the stage with finesse, poise and control. Her dedication and passion for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

When I was 4 years old but I really think that I want to be a dancer like ballerina was when I was 8 years old!

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Kirov Academy of ballet Washington DC

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

10 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?


Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

When I was little I did it with my friend

Q6: What is your favourite variation?


Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Korea National Ballet

Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?

When I start first pas de deux and go out competition

Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.

Evgenia Obraztsova

Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?

Don’t get nervous or afraid before you try

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical tutu

Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?

I usually listen ballet music but also just pop music too and I’m looking for my leotard with online shopping!!


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