Kimin Kim was born in Seoul and graduated from the Korea National University of Arts (class of Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kulik). Kim joined the Mariinsky Ballet as a trainee in December 2011 and was promoted to First Soloist in July 2012 and Principal Dancer in April 2015. At the Mariinsky Theatre he made his debut as Ali in the ballet Le Corsaire (coached by Viktor Baranov).
Kim 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 Grand Prix at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York. He has been a guest artist with many of the world’s greatest ballet companies including Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Vienna State Ballet.
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Le Corsaire Solo
Le Corsaire SoloKimin Kim29 MinutesAdvanced LevelIn this film, Kimin teaches through Ali’s Variation and Coda from the famous “Le Corsaire” Act II Pas De Deux. Kimin has danced this role extensively around the world to great critical acclaim and here shares his tips...