Lina Kim


Introducing Lina

Born in South Korea, Lina began dancing at four-years-old and moved to Brisbane when she was 10, where she continued to study dance at The Dance Centre under Janice Heale. 

Lina attended Queensland Dance School of Excellence from 2005 to 2007, where she was the recipient of the Most Outstanding Dancer Award and Queensland Ballet Scholarship. She was accepted into Queensland Ballet’s Pre-Professional Program between 2007 and 2009, and became a Company Dancer in 2010, before being promoted to Soloist in 2016. Her favourite roles include Nikiya in La Bayadere; and Lise in La Fille Mal Gardee. During her time with Queensland Ballet, she has been on international tours to London and China, and guest-performed for Dance Salad Festival in Houston, USA.

Repertoire Highlights

  • 'Nikiya' in Greg Horsman's La Bayadère 
  • 'Lise' in Marc Ribaud's La Fille Mal Gardee
  • 'The Russian Girl' in George Balanchine's Serenade
  • 'Carmen' in Carlos Acosta's Carmen
  • 'Blue Bird' and 'Fairy of Grace' in Greg Horsman's The Sleeping Beauty
  • 'Snow Queen' and 'Clara' in Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker
  • 'Titania' and 'Hermia' in Liam Scarlett's A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Pas de Trois, Cygnets and Neapolitan in Ben Stevenson's Swan Lake  
  • 'Cecile' in Liam Scarlett's Dangerous Liaisons
  • 'Spring Fairy' in Ben Stevenson's Cinderella
  • Lead Willi and Peasant Pas de Huit in Ai-Gul Gaisina's Giselle 

Did you know? 

Lina founded and owns a successful handmade dance wear brand, LINA Dancewear.

“One of my biggest dance inspirations is the music – when the music is beautiful, it drives me to dance and to portray emotions without trying. I also love being able to portray different characters in different ballets – someone completely out of character, personally, or those I can build throughout the acts.” 


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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