Benois de la Danse nominee

Dong-hoon Lee was born in 1986. He entered the Korea National Ballet when he was in the fourth year in Sejong University in September 2008. He took a role of Peasant Pas de Deux, Li-hoe Kim's partner, in act 1 of Giselle, and was greatly praised. With this performance, he showed a great potential for him to make debut as a starring role. He performs elegant but powerful ballet dances with energetic leaps and turns as well as his pretty face. He started dancing as a B-boy during his youth, but later moved to the world of ballet. Since then, he has showed great talent for ballet.

He has become a new star in the Korea National Ballet since he made debut in The Nutcracker three months after entering the ballet company in 2008. He received favors from the public when he performed Prince in Cinderella of Jean-Christophe Maillot in 2009. He showed charismatic performance in Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death choreographed by Boris Eifman. Recently he played a role of Prince Hodong in Prince Hodong, which is one of national representative project ballet repertoires, and was given huge applause from the audience.

Dong-hoon Lee received a Grand Prize in the Corporate Judiciary Korean Dancing Arts Promotion Association and a Bronze Award in the 2nd Seoul International Dance Competition (2005); Bronze Award in the Russia Perm Arabesque Competition, Gold Award in the Inaugural Kwang-Ju International and a Silver Award in the National Novice of Dance Competition (2006); Silver Award in the Inaugural Korean International Ballet Competition, Gold Award in the 37th Dong-Ah Dance Competition, Completed the Prague Dance Festival Workshop Course, Silver Prize in Korean International Ballet Competition (2007). He became a Semi-Finalist in Varna International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria (2008)/ Also he won Silver Prize in Moscow International Ballet Competition (2009).