H Y O Y E O N (효연)Stage Name: Dancing Queen HYOYEON (댄싱퀸 효연 – dancing queen Hyoyeon)
Birth Name: Kim Hyo-yeon (김효연)Nicknames: Hyoraengi (tiger), Kim-choding (elementary school-kid Kim), Kim Yeolsal (10-year-old Kim)Position: Supporting Vocalist/Main Dancer
Date of Birth: September 22, 1989
Zodiac Sign: VirgoBloodtype: AB
Sibling(s): 1 younger brother (Kim Min-goo)Language:Korean (Fluent), English , Chinese (Fluent), Japanese (Basic)Specialty: DanceCasted: 2000 SM Casting SystemTraining Duration: 6 Years 1 MonthSchool: China Beijing Language Courses (중국북경어학연수)Career:
– 2004 Hip hop dance crew ‘Little Winners‘ (with Miss A Lee Min-young)- 2005 MKMF BoA’s ‘Over the Top’ silhouette dancer
– 2010 Recurring guest on KBS2 ‘Dream Team’
- The best dancer of SNSD.
- Hyoyeon is ambidextrous, she actively use both of her left hand and right hand.
- She’s considered as SNSD’s mood maker and also the funniest member.
- One of her most well-known nickname is “Kim Yeolsal” (ten-year old Kim) or because her jokes are similar to that of ten-year old and she also has a lot of mood swings.
- She hits people and tell secrets when drunks.
- Prior to her debut, Hyoyeon traveled to Beijing, China in 2004 with Super Junior’s Siwon to learn Mandarin and more about Chinese culture.
- In 1999, she enrolled in Winners Dance School, a famous dance school in South Korea specializing in popping, locking, animation and various other hip-hop styles.
- At Winners Dance School, Hyoyeon teamed with MissA’s Min and formed a dancing duo called Little Winners.
- Besides Hip -hop dance, Hyoyeon also learned Jazz and Latin dance.
- She received dance instruction from the Electric Boogaloos and top choreographers such as Kim Hye Rang, Poppin Seen, Kwang Hoo (aka Crazy Monkey), Poppin DS, Kwon Seok-Jin (aka Locking Khan) and Black Beat’s Shim Jae Won.
- Hyoyeon’s Chinese name is 孝渊 (Xiàoyuān)