Tae-ji Choi

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Tae-ji Choi (최태지)
Born 1959 (1959) (age 57)
Kyoto, Japan
Occupation artistic director (ballet)

Tae-ji Choi (born 1959[1][2]) was appointed as the 6th artistic director of the Korea National Ballet in 2008.[2] She was born in Kyoto, Japan and performed as a dancer there from 1968 to 1980.[2] Her first performance for the Korea National Ballet was Scheherazade, in 1983, and she performed as guest dancer then.

She became a regular member of the Korea National Ballet in 1987 and danced as prima ballerina until 1992. She acted as member of the direction committee from 1993 to 1995 and worked as the 3rd head and artistic director of the Korea National Ballet from 1996 to 2001. She created Ballet with Commentary, an entirely new and popular program, and collaborated on a work with world artists such as Yuri Grigorovich and Jean-Christophe Maillot.

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  1. ^ Benois de la danse: Choi Tae-ji
  2. ^ a b c d e f Seo Ji-eun "The driving force behind the Korea National Ballet" Korea JoongAng Daily (online) June 28, 2011 retrieved January 2012

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