Hyo-Jung Kang was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She was trained at the Sunwha Art Middle School in Seoul and the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., USA. She continued her ballet training at the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart from which she graduated in 2004. In 2003/04 she joined the Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice and in 2004/05 she became a Corps de ballet member. After her debut as Juliet in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet in 2011, Artistic Director Reid Anderson promoted Hyo-Jung Kang to Principal Dancer.
Her repertoire includes a wide range of leading and solo roles such as the title role in La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after Bournonville), Giselle (after Coralli, Perrot, Petipa), Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée), Kitri in Don Quixote (Maximiliano Guerra), Manon Lescaut in The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier) as well as leading roles in John Cranko’s ballets Onegin (Tatiana, Olga), Romeo and Juliet (Julia), The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca) and Swan Lake (Odette/Odile). In addition, Hyo-Jung Kang has performed in ballets by renowned choreographers such as Hans van Manen, Maurice Béjart, Kenneth MacMillan, Jiri Kilian, William Forsythe, Uwe Scholz, Jorma Elo, Itzik Galili and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Several choreographers including Christian Spuck, Douglas Lee, Edward Clug, Kevin O’Day, Demis Volpi and Katarzyna Kozielska have created roles for her.