ROSA PARK

Rosa Park was the Principal Artist with the Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) from 2009 to 2016. Prior to that, she was a Soloist with the Korea National Ballet Company (KNB) from 2002 to 2007.

She graduated from Sunwha Arts School in Korea after six years of rigorous training and as a student, she danced Clara in The Nutcracker. She went on to pursue her academic interest in Dance by attending Ewha Womans’ University in Korea and was later offered to dance Marie in The Nutcracker with Korea National Ballet in her senior year. Upon graduation, she joined KNB and danced many Principal and Soloist roles with the company, including collaborating with other companies such as Royal Swedish Ballet and as a Guest Soloist in Swan Lake, until she left for Singapore.

Rosa excelled in numerous and abundance of principal roles and represented SDT, inspiring many young dancers. In 2015, she was featured on the cover of Dance Europe and received an overwhelmingly positive review of her performance in Dance Europe’s Feature article for SDT’s premiere of Don Quixote as Kitri. She also received plaudits for her astute performance in classical ballet pieces such as Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, and many more and danced in several pieces choreographed by Choo San Goh. She also worked with world class choreographers by taking part in many premier works for the company. After she decided to take her final bow as the Principal Artist in December 2016, she started a new chapter of her professional career by working with SDT’s female dancers including its Specialized Trainee/Apprentices class plus scholars program, while at the same time teaching young dancers as a adjunct lecture at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She is frequently invited for master classes and coaching as well as a judge. She holds a B.A. in Dance from Ewha Womans University and a Master’s in Dance from Sejong University in Korea.