Kwang-suk Choi

Artistic Director & Founder

Originally from South Korea, Kwang-Suk Choi graduated with a master's degree in Physical Education from Se-jong University in Seoul, South Korea. He had training from Roy Tobias, who was a leading soloist at New York City Ballet. Kwang-Suk Choi was a founding member of the Seoul Ballet Theatre. He danced with the National Ballet of Korea, Atlanta Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and Cleveland San Jose Ballet as a principal dancer. Also, he retired in 2010 as a principal dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He has danced principal roles in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, Coppelia and Carmina Burana.

He is currently adjunct faculty at Point Park University. He is also the Director of the Seneca Valley Performing Arts program and Director of the Pittsburgh Ballet House.


At 14 years of age she began studying ballet which was rather late but through hard work and determination she was accepted into the famous performing art school in Seoul, Korea. Upon graduation she was recruited by Se-jong University in Seoul and graduated with a degree in Ballet. While at the university she was the soloist dancer for many performances and one of only two students from all of Korea awarded a scholarship to study ballet for one year at Azumi Ballet Theatre in Osaka Japan. After graduation she was invited to join the Korean National Ballet Theatre in Seoul and danced with them from 1991-1996 at which point she retired from dance and began raising her family. In 1994 she was one of seven dancers that started the Seoul Ballet theatre which still continues today. From 1986 to present she has taught numerous students from elementary up through the university level. Her specialty is Classical Ballet and has much experience with choreographing and stage work from repertoire. She combines her God given talent and passion for ballet and dedicates her life to sharing her knowledge with her students.