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Universal Ballet

The Universal Ballet was founded in Seoul, South Korea in 1984. One of only four professional ballet companies in South Korea, the company performs a repertory that includes many full length classical story ballets, together with shorter contemporary works and original full-length Korean ballets created especially for the company. The company is supported by followers of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, with Moon's daughter-in-law Julia H. Moon, who was the company's prima ballerina until 2001, now serving as General Director.[1][2][3][4]

According to the New York Times the Universal Ballet is considered to be one of Asia's leading ballet companies.[5]

References

  1. ^ Moon Church Founds Ballet School New York Times, 1990-09-08
  2. ^ Universal Ballet
  3. ^ Interview with Julia Moon exploredance.com
  4. ^ Inside and Outside the Korean Dance Scene
  5. ^ DANCE; A Small Place Reaches for Ballet's Big Time, New York Times, July 29, 2001

External links

  • Official website
  • Interview with Julia Moon
  • Interview with Julia Moon, Korea Herald, 2014
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