Here Are the Current SMTOWN Dance Machines; Both From Groups And Solo Artists


Kang Seul-gi (Hangul: 강슬기) was born in Ansan, South Korea, on February 10th, 1994. She is also known by her stage name Seul-gi (Hangul: 슬기) and debuted as a member of the girl group Red Velvet with 3 other girls, on August 1st, 2014, by releasing a music video titled “행복 (Happiness).”

Red Velvet’s Seul-gi is known as one of the best female dancers from SM Entertainment and is mostly known as a dancing machine among the female idol groups. Before debuting, Red Velvet’s Seul-gi began her trainee period in SM Entertainment in 2007 and was one of the female trainees who was added to SM Entertainment’s pre-debut project, SM Rookies, in December 2013.

After a sneak peek video of her dancing to “Be Natural” with her fellow member, Red Velvet’s Irene, while they were still on SM Rookies, they were recognized with their great skills in dancing and will be SM Entertainment’s best female dancers in the future. As time went by, Red Velvet’s Seul-gi became more famous for her dancing skill as she could dance in such powerful movements and has her own solo stage or has performed with other well-known and acclaimed female dancers at many award events.

Nowadays, Red Velvet’s Seul-gi has been known among her fans, ReVeLuv, and the many K-Pop fans, as the best dancer since her movements always look perfectly sharp and powerful, especially in any comeback she has made. No matter what genre it is, Red Velvet’s Seul-gi always has her charm with the dance moves and she could hype up everyone with her charisma as well.

On June 19th, 2019, Red Velvet released another comeback with the EP titled 짐살라빔 (Zimzalabim) by also uploading their newest music video on SMTOWN’s official YouTube account. This comeback came along with a mini-album The Reve Festival: Day 1. The enthusiasm of ReVeluv for this comeback of the group could easily be seen as the music video had been watched hundreds of thousands of times in the first 30 minutes.

Zimzalabim’s concept invited the audience to enjoy a playground full of imagination and a colorful theme. The same spirit is also reflected in the song as it resembles a summer theme song, indulging in cheerfulness with easy chorus parts and a strong electronic touch towards the end, before the tone moves to pop.

NCT’s Taeyong

Lee Tae-yong (Hangul: 이태용) was born on July 1st, 1995, in Seoul, South Korea. He is known for his stage name as Tae-yong (Hangul: 태용) and debuted with a boy group under SM Entertainment, NCT, on April 4th, 2016, with 5 other members in the first NCT unit named NCT U and they released The 7th Sense as their first digital single.

Before debuting with NCT, Taeyong was found by a casting agent of S.M. Entertainment in front of his school in 2012 and joined S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Casting System the same year. He was introduced as a member of the SM Rookies in December 2013. In October 2014, Taeyong collaborated with Red Velvet for the song “Be Natural.”

While he was introduced as SM Rookies with NCT Dream’s Jeno, Taeyong mostly came up in SR14B or SR15B performance clips along with his fellow members from NCT.

Until then, NCT’s Taeyong was known as one of SM Entertainment’s best dancers in the future and everyone has been anticipating his debut. Finally, NCT’s Taeyong was chosen to be NCT’s leader and added to every NCT unit except NCT Dream. His dancing skill is above average and he is one of the members who took the center position the most and become the group’s lead dancer because of his powerful movements every time he dances.

On June 30th, 2019, NCT 127 just finished their world tour concert entitled The Origin in Russia. On this schedule, NCT 127 was busy with their world tour concert after releasing a single titled “Superhuman” on May 24th, 2019.