Song of the Mermaid is a fantasy ballet from Korea, based off of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”. It premiered as a lyrical pas de deux in 1997, and was eventually adapted as a full length story ballet in 2001. Choreographer Sunhee Kim strived to challenge her dancers by using an original score, composed by Hana Ryou, and incorporate unique and challenging neoclassical movements. After selling out for multiple seasons at the Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, South Korea, the Song of the Mermaid is excited to make its New York City debut. The New York Premiere performance will feature Principal Dancer, Kimin Kim of the Mariinsky Ballet as the Prince. He has previously performed, and received raving reviews, as a guest artist with American Ballet Theater. The role of the Mermaid will be shared by SooBin Lee and Seonmee Park of South Korea. Both dancers have numerous accolades from prestigious international ballet competitions around the world.