1/8/2015 - Kimin Kim, a first soloist with the Mariinsky Ballet, will debut as a Guest Artist with American Ballet Theatre during the Company’s 2015 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.
Kim will perform the role of Solor in La Bayadère on Monday evening, June 1 and at the matinee on Saturday, June 6, opposite Polina Semionova as Nikiya and Gillian Murphy as Gamzatti.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kimin Kim trained at the Korea National University of the Arts under Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kulik. He was a prizewinner at the international ballet competitions in Rome (1st prize, 2008), Moscow (2nd prize, 2009), Jackson (2nd prize, 2010) and Varna (1st prize, 2010). In 2012, he won the Grand Prix at the Arabesque international ballet competition in Perm and the Youth America Grand Prix in New York. Kim joined the Mariinsky Ballet as a trainee before being promoted to first soloist in July of 2012. His repertoire with the Mariinsky includes Solor in La Bayadère, Ali in Le Corsaire, the Diana and Acteon Pas de Deux, Basilio in Don Quixote, Count Albrecht in Giselle, Rubies from Jewels, the Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, the third movement of Symphony in C, Aminta in Sylvia and roles in Études, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Concerto DSCH and Infra.
Subscriptions for American Ballet Theatre’s 2015 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House are on sale now by phone at 212-362-6000, or online at ABT's website www.abt.org.