Central Illinois Ballet Company Members
Central Illinois Ballet
Jiwon Ha-Apprentice Female Artist
Jiwon began her dance training at the age of nine in Bupyeong City under the direction of Hye-young Kim. Later she received training from Universal Ballet Director Bong-heon Yu, Artistic Director of Houston Ballet Soo-yoon Cho, soloist Jian Kim, and Director Byeong-nam Moon of Korea National Ballet. She graduated from Sunhwa Arts High School. Under the direction of Sun-hee Park. In 2014, she entered Sookmyung Women's University majoring in Dance, under the direction of In-ja Park. Jiwon has always been the highest in the university, both in ballet and contemporary dance. And she performed as a member of HUZ dance company and Inja Park company. Jiwon performed principal roles, soloist, character, and corps de ballet in La Fill Mal Gardee, Black Swan, Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Creative contemporary, concerto Barocco, Airs, Raymonda, Talisman, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, and Paquita. She has received numerous awards including 1st prize at Korean Dance Association; 1st prize at National Dance Competition of KDTA; 2nd prize at Korean Teachers Association; and 3rd prize at Seoul Grand Prix Ballet.