Awards: International Ballet Competition in Rome first prize 2008, International Ballet Competition in Moscow second prize 2009, International Ballet Competition in Seoul first prize 2009, International Ballet Competition in Jackson second prize 2010, International Ballet Competition in Varna first prize 2010, Arabesque International Ballet Competition Grand Prix Award 2012, Youth America Grand Prix Grand Prix Award 2012, Winner of Rossiya-Kultura TV’s project Grand Ballet 2016, Benois de la Danse Prize 2016
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kimin Kim graduated from the Korea National University of the Arts. Mr. Kim first participated in YAGP at age 13, eventually winning the Grand Prix Award at YAGP in 2012. He also won top prizes at many other international ballet competitions, including Moscow IBC, USA IBC in Jackson and Varna IBC. Soon after he joined the Mariinsky Ballet and was promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer. Mr. Kim is widely regarded as one of the most technically advanced dancers of his generation. Mr. Kim is a recipient of the 2016 Benois De La Danse Award.