DaYoung Jung, a former Principal Dancer and current Rehearsal Director at Oklahoma City Ballet, is from South Korea. Jung trained at Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy and graduated with honors with a specialist degree in ballet pedagogy. Throughout her career, Jung performed the title roles of many of the great classics, such as Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty, as well as works by George Balanchine, Jirí Kylián, Septime Webre, Twyla Tharp, Michael Pink, Robert Mills, and many others.

Transitioning away from the stage, Jung became a Rehearsal Director at Oklahoma City Ballet. She is also a dance educator who has been invited as a panelist by Ballet Des Moines to speak on moving arts and dances in April 2022 and called upon for her expertise as a judge at ADC/IBC final in 2023. She has quickly established herself as an award-winning choreographer. She was invited to present her work Dissipation at The Five Moons Dance Festival in August 2021. The following year, she was invited again to present – this time with her work, Composition. In 2022, Vignettes was chosen as the audience’s favorite of the Milwaukee Ballet’s competition Genesis: International Choreographic Competition. Her most recent work, There, Never There. was performed by Oklahoma City Ballet in 2023 at the Ballet Under The Stars, a free performance for the entire Oklahoma City metropolitan area at Scissortail Park.