Sae Eun Park born in Seoul (South Korea), and trained at the National Academy of Dance of the Korean Ballet, has won the best female dancer prize at one of the ballet world’s most prestigious awards.
Park Sae-eun who is a “premier dancer,” the second-highest tier at the Paris Opera Ballet, grabbed the honor at the Benois de la Danse awards ceremony held in Moscow on Tuesday. Park was chosen as the best female dancer over five competitors from ballet companies worldwide by the award’s organizing board.
The 29-year-old was recognized for her lead role in “Diamonds,” a part of the “Jewels” trilogy by choreographer George Balanchine. She is the fourth South Korean to win the award
Being one of the world’s most authoritative ballet awards founded by the International Dance Association in Moscow in 1991, the Benois de la Danse was founded to honor French dancer and ballet master Jean-Georges Noverre.
The award ceremony, held in Moscow each year, evaluates ballet productions staged by the top ballet troupes around the world.