Kolleen Park

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Kolleen Park
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Born (1967-05-01) May 1, 1967 (age 52)
United States
Alma materCalifornia Institute of the Arts
Seoul National University
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationBak Kalrin
McCune–ReischauerPak K'alrin

Kolleen Park (born May 1, 1967) is an American-born South Korean musical director, conductor, and actress, and is also a judge on the Korean talent show Korea's Got Talent.

Background[edit]

Kolleen was born in the United States to a Korean father and an American mother of Lithuanian descent. Kolleen has two sisters named Kim and Kelly. She is bilingual, being fluent in both English and Korean.[1]

She has a bachelor's degree in cello from California Institute of the Arts and a master's degree from Seoul National University's Graduate School of Music in traditional Korean music.[2]

Career[edit]

Kolleen currently serves as artistic director for Kyyk Musical Studio and as head professor at Howon University.[2]

She was the conductor for the musical "Aida", the Korean version of Disney's first original Broadway musical rather than the opera, which was the most popular show in Korea at the end of 2010 and topped the booking rankings for December that were compiled by Inter Park.[1]

Kolleen performed her one-woman show "This is Kolleen" to open the 2011 Seoul Jazz Festival.[2]

In 2011, she also directed the Korean production of Rent.[1]

Kolleen starred in the Korean production of the rock musical "Next to Normal" starting November 18, 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Musical Director Kolleen Park Lives for the Moment of Performance". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Kollen Park storms Seoul jazz festival". Korea Herald. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Kolleen Park to Make Stage Acting Comeback". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved June 10, 2011.

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