Park Sae-eun Honored by Paris Opera Ballet

October 17, 2013

Awarded Prestigious Prix Du Cercle Carpeaux

The Paris Opera Ballet (BOP) awarded the prestigious Prix Du Cercle Carpeaux on Monday to a Korean member of their French Ballet company, Park Sae-eun.

The Prix Du Cercle Carpeaux is an award given to an up and coming young dancer who has shown the most promise and potential. It was created in 1982 and is known to be a stepping stone for highest ranking and stardom.

Sae Eun Park/Korea Times File

Sae Eun Park (Korea Times File)

In June 2012, Park became the first Korean female ballerina to be admitted to the BOP after winning the 2007 Prix de Lausanne ballet competition in Switzerland. She began dancing when she was 10, and is known for her graceful technique and expression.

Park won the Jackson International Ballet Competition in 2006 and the Varna International Ballet Competition in 2011.

She has danced with the American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company and the Korea National Ballet.

Sae Eun Park / Korea Times File

Sae Eun Park (Korea Times File)


  1. DI Cheon

    October 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM


    She is so cute..

  2. writemyessay

    December 1, 2017 at 3:39 AM

    Wow! You look fantastic and you are so talented! You must have a strong heart, back, feet and legs, a flexible body, grace at dance and general health. You should also be in a healthy weight. You do not need to have all these qualities to start a ballet, but it’s all good if you want to become a professional ballerina. Dancers are strong and bending at the same time.