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Kee Juan Han

Kee Juan Han was appointed director of the Washington School of Ballet in 2006. He was also the school director for Arizona Ballet School from 1993-2003.

His dance career began in his native Singapore, where he began his training at age ten with Florrie Sinclair and Goh Soo Khim. Upon graduation from the Australian Ballet School, he was invited to dance with the Sydney Dance Company, then the Goh Ballet in Canada, where he was also trained by Lin Yee Goh to teach the Vaganova method. Additionally, he was a principal dancer with the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre and was a Soloist with the Boston Ballet. He danced most of the principal roles in the classical repertoire, as well as the ballets by Balanchine and modern works by Jose Limon, Mark Morris, Ralph Lemon. Susan Marshall, and Bebe Miller.

Mr. Han’s international teaching experiences, master classes and guest teaching include: the Singapore Dance Theatre, Edmonton Ballet Academy, Sydney Dance Company, Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Los Angeles Ballet Academy, Orange County Ballet Theater, Vail International Summer of Dance festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Milwaukee Ballet and the renowned Jackson International Ballet Summer School.

Mr. Han was full-time faculty at the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts and was the recipient of The Excellence in Teaching Award at NCSA. He was also named the best teacher/coach at the Youth America Grand Prix (Long Beach) in 2000. He is also the co-founder of the American Ballet Competition and is also featured in the Singapore Encyclopedia. He was awarded the 2008 Dance Teacher Award for Best Teacher of the Year. Under his directorship, The Washington School of Ballet was awarded the best youth dance performance by Washington DC/Metro Dance and the school also won the Best School Award at the Youth America Grand Prix (Torrington) for three consecutive years.

Kee Juan Han has trained many prominent dancers, namely David Hallberg, principal of Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theater, Ginger Smith, ballerina of Ballet Arizona and many others who are dancing professionally in United States and around the world. He has coached many prize winners in numerous international ballet competitions and continues his work with students and professionals preparing them for stage.

He also implemented the teaching syllabus for Washington School of Ballet, and continues to train and guide teachers to their highest quality.

Mr. Han is an adjudicator for numerous prestigious ballet competitions around the world.