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Joo Won Ahn

Wonju, South Korea

Joined ABT 2014 / Soloist since 2019

Biography

Photo: Patrick Frenette.

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.  He was promoted to Soloist in September 2019. 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, Winter in The Seasons, Bluebird, the Italian Prince and a Fairy Cavalier in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, Neapolitan Dance in Swan Lake, leading roles in AFTERITE, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Garden Blue, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium and Thirteen Diversions, and featured roles in AfterEffect, Bach Partita and In the Upper Room.

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.

Upcoming Performances

December 14, 2019
2:00 pm
Costa Mesa, California
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Nutcracker
(Nutcracker, the Prince)
December 21, 2019
2:00 pm
Costa Mesa, California
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Nutcracker
(Nutcracker, the Prince)
February 16, 2020
1:30 pm
Washington, D.C.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Giselle
(Albrecht)
March 21, 2020
7:30 pm
Chicago, Illinois
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
La Bayadère
Act II
(Solor)
April 17, 2020
7:30 pm
Detroit, Michigan
Detroit Opera House
Swan Lake
(Prince Siegfried)
May 11, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Theme and Variations
May 14, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Garden Blue
May 14, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
The Seasons
(Winter)
May 16, 2020
8:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Garden Blue
May 16, 2020
2:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Theme and Variations
May 16, 2020
8:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
The Seasons
(Winter)
June 29, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Swan Lake
(Prince Siegfried)

Repertoire

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