Jin Young Won

Contemporary for Dancers

27., 29.10.20, 14:00–15:30
31.10+01.11.20, 13:00–14:30


Training for Dancers


Born in 1987, From Seoul , South Korea. Graduated from SunHwa Art high school in Korea. In 2005 she won 5th prize and contemporary prize in ‘Prix de Lausanneʼ were she was offered to join The Netherland Dance Theatre II as apprentice and then was offered a contract for the years 2006-2009. She worked and danced pieces by Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman, Stijn Celis, Marco Goecke, Hans van Manen and Pual Lightfoot and Sol Leon. In 2009 she was invited to join Basel Ballet, Switzerland under the direction of Richard Wherlock were she had the chance to work and preform pieces by Mauro Bigonzetti, Angelin Preljocaj, Rami Beʼer, Richard Wherlock and many more. Upon leaving Basel Ballet Won was moved to New-York and in 2012 she joined Cedar Lake dance company directed by Benoit-Swan Pouffer/ Alexandra Damiani. She had the opportunity to work with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Jo Strømgen, Emanuel Gat, Richard Siegal and Andonis Foniadakis. After 3 years Jin Young return to Europe and joined the Saarländische Staatstheater under the artistic director- Stijn Celis. She preformed pieces by Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman, Stijn Celis, Martin Chaix and many more. Since summer 2017 Jin Young moved to Berlin and sheʼs an active Freelance Performer and so far Worked with kNoname Artist- Roderick Goerge, JC Movement – Jill Corvisier, Ballet of difference – Richard Siegal, Fabien Prioville dance company, Diego Tortelli. Human Field – Dor Mamalia and Dariusz Nowak, Emanuel Gat dance compan.


In 2016 received the “SponsorClub Preis”, award given by the Sponsor Club from the Saarlándische Saatstheater for Outstanding Performance in Hora by Ohad Naharin and Bernada Albas haus by Stijn Celis Final Prize Winner (Apprenticeship NDT2) and Contemporary Dance Prize Winner (Scholarship ADF Summer School) of 2005 Prix de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland 200.


Jin Young’s class will be a guided improvisation base exploration playground reconnecting our imagination and body.
The movement of the body and the mind meet, movement that begins with thought, movement that begins with imagination,
breathing and feeling the presence of movement where the mind is.
A playground where you can experience the diversity of the dancers themselves by approaching the various possibilities of movement that our body makes most naturally where the mind is right now and beyond the limits of movement.

“All grown-ups were once children, but only few of them remember it.”
Antoine Saint Exupery, The Little Prince