Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hee Seo began her ballet training in her
hometown at the Sun-hwa Arts Middle School. She was awarded a
three-year full scholarship to continue her training at the Kirov
Ballet Academy in Washington, D. C. In 2003, Seo won a scholarship to
train at the John Cranko Ballet Academy in Stuttgart. She is the
recipient of the 2003 Prix de Lausanne Award and the 2003 Grand Prix
at the Youth American Grand Prix in New York.
Seo joined the ABT Studio Company in 2004 and the main Company as an
apprentice in May 2005 and the corps de ballet in March 2006. Her
repertoire with the Company includes Polyhymnia in Apollo, Nikiya,
Gamzatti, the Lead D’Jampe and a Shade in La Bayadère, Cinderella in
Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, Twig in James Kudelka’s Cinderella,
Prayer in Coppélia, Mercedes and a flower girl in Don Quixote, the
Glove Seller in Gaîté Parisienne, Giselle and Zulma in Giselle,
Caroline in Jardin aux Lilas, Olympia in Lady of the Camellias, The
Moor’s Wife in The Moor’s Pavane, Natalia Petrovna in A Month in the
Country, Clara, the Princess and one of the Nutcracker’s Sisters in
Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Natalia in On the Dnieper, Tatiana
in Onegin, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Aurora, the Lilac
Fairy, the Fairy of Sincerity and Princess Florine in The Sleeping
Beauty, Odette-Odile, the pas de trois, the Polish Princess and a big
swan in Swan Lake, the Sylph in La Sylphide, the Prelude in Les
Sylphides, Ceres in Sylvia, Thaïs Pas de Deux and roles in Ballo della
Regina, Birthday Offering, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Chamber
Symphony, Dark Elegies, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Duets, From
Here On Out, The Leaves Are Fading, Monotones II, Overgrown Path,
Raymonda Divertissements, Seven Sonatas,Thirteen Diversions and Valse
Fantaisie. She created a leading role in With a Chance of Rain.
Seo was appointed a Soloist in August 2010 and a Principal Dancer in July 2012.
Seo made Guest appearance at Mariinsky Ballet for her well known
repertories Giselle and Sleeping Beauty and dance most prestigious
stages In Italy, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, Mexico,United Kingdom
Russia and many more.
Seo also is a founder of non-profit foundation called “HeeSeo
foundation” and a representer of YAGP Korea.
Ms. Seo’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by
Pamela and David B. Ford.