KIM Eunsil


Born in Seoul, Korea, Eunsil Kim trained at John Cranko School in Stuttgart on scholarship and joined Ballet National Sodre Uruguay in 2017. She joined Hong Kong Ballet in 2019 as a Coryphée and became Soloist in 2022.

Her notable roles with HKB include Gamzatti in Vladimir Malakhov’s La Bayadere, Coco’s Sister Julia in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Coco Chanel:The Life of a Fashion Icon, Princess Aurora in Cynthia Harvey’s The Sleeping Beauty, Ballerina in Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Peony and Dew Drop Fairy in Webre’s The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Spring Fairy in Webre’s Cinderella, Cupid in Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Fei Nui and Lam Au Chun in Webre’s Romeo + Juliet, Eaglet and Dormouse in Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), Tinkerbell in Webre’s Peter Pan and lead roles in George Balanchine’s Jewels. She also danced in John Meehan’s Swan Lake and Webre’s Camina Burana. Prior to joining the company, she performed as Juliet in Kenneth Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet and Medora in Anna-Marie Holmes’ Le Corsaire and had featured roles in George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations.

Dancer Q&A

1. Why did you start dancing?
I was too young to remember the moment, but mom told me that when I was two years old, my friend came to kindergarten with her ballet clothes on, and I found it so pretty and then told my mom I wanted to dance ballet.

2. How do you unwind after a show?
I feel most happy and relaxed when I have delicious food with my family talking about the performance after the show.

3. What is the place where you feel most yourself?
I feel most comfortable when I'm at home, since I can be myself and have time to contemplate.

4. If you could have one more talent, what would it be?
I'd like to learn lots of different languages to have deep conversations with people from different countries.

5. What’s your favourite food?
My favourite dish is Korean BBQ. I go for Korean BBQ quite often after a performance as well.

6. What would you be if you were not a dancer?
If I were not a dancer, I'd like to be a psychiatrist. Because I think I will get to learn a lot by listening to others and responding to them.

7. What are your hobbies?
I love cooking at home. I feel great when I cook and have dishes that I want to eat.

8. What is the coolest thing about being a dancer?
I feel so grateful and special that I get applause from people.


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