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Joo Won Ahn

Wonju, South Korea

Joined ABT 2014

Biography

Joo Won Ahn is originally from Wonju, Korea and began his formal training in 2006 at Y.J. Ballet People Academy and Sun Hwa Art School.  In 2012, he became a student at Korea National University of Arts in Seoul where his performance credits include Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Raymonda, La Bayadère and Don Quixote.  Ahn won the Silver Medal at the Korean International Ballet Competition and 3rd Prize at the 2012 Varna International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria.  Ahn was invited to join the ABT Studio Company in 2013 after winning the Gold Medal at Youth America Grand Prix in New York City.

Ahn joined ABT as an apprentice in January 2014 and the corps de ballet in June 2014.  His repertoire with the Company includes Solor in La Bayadère, a Cavalier in Cinderella, Ali, the slave and Lankendem in Le Corsaire, Persian Man in The Golden Cockerel, the Russian Dance and Spanish Dance in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, a Fairy Cavalier in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, Neapolitan Dance in Swan Lake, leading roles in AFTERITE, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium and Thirteen Diversions, and featured roles in AfterEffect and Bach Partita.

He created roles in After You and Songs of Bukovina.

Mr. Ahn’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.

Photo: Courtesy of dancer

Upcoming Performances

June 12, 2019
2:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Le Corsaire
(Lankendem)
June 12, 2019
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Le Corsaire
(Ali, the Slave)
June 14, 2019
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Le Corsaire
(Lankendem)
June 15, 2019
2:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Le Corsaire
(Ali, the Slave)

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