Kuzey Kıyıcan was born in Ankara in 1984. He started ballet at the age of 10 and got accepted into Hacettepe Ankara State Conservatory when he was 11 years old. He studied there for the following five years. In 2000, he was invited to the Kirov Academy of Ballet’s Summer Program by Mme. Yelena Vinogradova with full scholarship. In the academy, he studied under Viladimir Djouloukhadze, Anatoli Kucheruk and Alla Sizova. Kıyıcan won a prize in the finals of Youth America Grand Prix in 2002. He graduated from the Kirov Academy of Ballet in May 2002 but stayed there and continued to study for another season.
In July 2003, Oleg Vinogradov (the former Director of the Kirov Ballet in St. Petersburg) invited Kıyıcan to work in the Universal Ballet Company in Seoul, where he started his professional career as a Corps De Ballet. In there, Kıyıcan worked with Julia Moon, the General Director of UBC, and Evgeny Neff, the Ballet master. Kıyıcan also danced in productions like “All Shall Be” by Hans Spoerli and “Requiem” by Jean Paul Commelin. In 2005, Kıyıcan started to work in a neo-classic company, the Seoul Ballet Theatre. In 2006, he danced as W.A. Mozart in James Jeon’s choreography “Marriage of Figaro” for the anniversary of W.A. Mozart’s 250th birthday.
Since 2007, Kıyıcan has been dancing as a principle dancer in the Lee Won Kuk Ballet Company, with the famous Korean dancer Lee Won Kuk, who is also the director of the company.
“All Shall Be”, Choreography by Heinz Spoerli UBC 2003-2004
“Requiem”, Choreography by Jean Paul Commelin UBC 2004
“Romeo & Juliet”, UBC 2004
“Bach and I”, Choreography Heo Yong Soon, Seoul Ballet Theatre 2005
“Line of Life”, Seoul Ballet Theatre 2005
“Grand Pas de Deux from Esmeralda”, Seoul Ballet Theatre 2006
“Marriage of Figaro (W.A. Mozart)”, Choreography by James Jeon Seoul Ballet Theatre 2006
“Grand Pas de Deux from le Corsaire, Conrad ”, Lee Won Kuk Ballet Company 2007
“La Boheme”, solo, Choreography by Seo Mi Suk, Dance Festival 2007
“Nutcracker”, Prince Choreography by Lee Won Kuk, Lee Won Kuk Ballet Company Dec 2007