DaYoung Jung, from South Korea, trained at Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy. She graduated with honors with a Specialist degree in Ballet Pedagogy, and was a semifinalist in the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition held in Donetsk, Ukraine in 2006.
Jung joined Oklahoma City Ballet in 2012, was promoted to Soloist in 2014, and to Principal in 2017. Her repertoire with Oklahoma City Ballet includes Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Beauty and the Beast, Firebird, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Little Mermaid. She has performed the title roles in Giselle, Jacob Sparso’s Cinderella, Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), and August Bournonville’s La Sylphide and performed lead roles in Toni Pimble’s Mowgli – The Jungle Book Ballet, Paul Vasterling’s Peter Pan, and Michael Pink’s Dracula.
Jung has been featured in George Balanchine’s Rubies and Serenade, Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, Robert Joffrey’s Pas des Déesses, Ma Cong’s Forgotten Memories, Sarah Tallman’s If These Walls Could Talk, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, and Cayetano Soto’s Adam. Jung also teaches on the faculty of The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School.