Originally born in Seoul, South Korea, Grace Choi grew up in Evans City, Pennsylvania and began her training at Pittsburgh Ballet House in 2005. In 2013, Choi received a scholarship to participate in San Francisco Ballet’s summer program, after competing in the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition as a Third Round Finalist. She was also invited to compete in the USA International Ballet Competition in 2014. Choi went on to continue her training at San Francisco Ballet School and was named an apprentice with San Francisco Ballet in 2015. Her repertoire includes George Balanchine’s Coppélia (Swanhilda’s Friend), Helgi Tomasson’s Giselle (Wilis), Tomasson/Possokhonv’s Don Quixote (Driads), and The Nutcracker (Snowflake and Flower). Choi was a part of the U.S. premiere of Macmillan’s Soirées Musicales. In addition, Choi has worked with choreographers such as Norbert de la Cruz III and Natrea Blake through Tulsa Ballet’s Second Company. This is Choi’s first season with Cincinnati Ballet.