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Posted : 2014-01-10 17:12
Updated : 2014-01-10 17:12

Ballerino Lee Sang-man dies at 66

Lee Sang-man
Ballerino Lee Sang-man died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Wednesday. He was 66.

Lee was born in 1948 and studied at Hanyang University. In 1975, he became the first Korean ballerino to receive a master's degree in dance.

Lee entered the Im Seong-nam ballet troupe in 1970. Soon afterwards, he danced with the Korean National Ballet as one of its inaugural members.

In 1977, he joined the National Ballet Illinois, becoming the first Korean ballerino to sign with a foreign ballet company.

He returned to Korea in 1985 and founded the Lee Ballet, creating productions including "When Buckwheat Blossoms," "Female Shaman Painting" and "Arirang."


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