⭐️💫 Born in Korea and raised in Japan, Soonja started taking ballet classes from the age of 4. She moved to London when she was 16 and studied at the London Studio Centre.
Upon graduation Soonja joined Ballet Ireland’s Sleeping Beauty tour. Her acclaim grew quickly and she was snapped up by the Royal Scottish Ballet, where she was resident for 7 years. Soonja danced many leading roles with the Company, including both Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother in Ashley Page’s critically acclaimed production of Cinderella. She also performed in many other principal roles by famous choreographers, including George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Trisha Brown and Krzysztof Pastor.
Soonja became a freelance dancer after leaving the Scottish Ballet, before going on to study with the British Ballet Organisation to become a qualified teacher.
Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, which aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The theme for this day in 2018 is With Her: A Skilled Girl Force. We stand with girls everywhere as they inspire, innovate and take charge of their own future✨
It’s hard not to get inspired when surrounded by such beauty! Grishko shop in Moscow @grishkoworld is like a candy store for a dancer 🍭.
How amazing was last night with our school enjoying @richardalstondance at the Churchill Theatre! Our students were so inspired! Here is what one of the parents wrote: ‘Thank you Skylark for a sensational experience tonight. The kids loved the show. They danced in the foyer during the interval. It was wonderful and they met Richard Alston himself. Superb. Thank you. X’
Dear Skylarks, the new academic year is just around the corner and our timetable is now available to download. We look forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks!