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SM the Performance Profile:

SM The Performance is a collaboration dance unit that consists of artists who are considered to be among the best performers in SM Entertainment. The original lineup performed for the first time in December 2012 with the song “Spectrum” and featured the artists U-Know (TVXQ), Eunhyuk and Donghae (Super Junior), Taemin and Minho (Shinee) and and Lay (Exo). In 2017 Ten (NCT/WayV) was added with his song “Dream in a Dream”. In 2019 Hyoyeon (SNSD), Irene and Seulgi (Red Velvet), as well as Taeyong, Jaehyun, Yuta, Mark  and Haechan (NCT)  performed as part of SM the Performance in SMTown in Tokyo.


Stage Name: U-Know
Birth Name: Jung Yun Ho (정윤호)
Group: TVXQ
Position: Main Dancer
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
Birthday: February 6, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @yunho2154

Yunho Facts:
– He was born in Gwangju, South Korea.
– Family: He has a younger sister named Jung Ji Hye
– Hobbies: Music, Reading, Playing sports, Composing music
– He is good friends with Super Junior’s Heechul & Donghae.
– Yunho enlisted on July 21, 2015.
– He was discharged from the military on April 20, 2017.
Yunho’s ideal type: “I’d like her to be sunny and considerate. It’s because I’d like to lean on her when things get rough. It doesn’t matter if she’s a celebrity or not, but I’d like for her to be understanding of the work I do. In terms of appearance, it will always be Jeon Ji Hyun for me.
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Stage Name: Eunhyuk (은혁)
Birth Name: Lee Hyuk Jae (이혁재)
English Name: Spencer Lee
Group: Super Junior, Super Junior D&E
Position: Main Dancer
Birthday: April 4, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)
Weight: 58 kg (127 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Hobbies/Specialties: Dancing (all genres), Exercising, Listening to music
Instruments: Piano
Instagram: @eunhyukee44
Twitter: @AllRiseSilver

Eunhyuk Facts:
– He was born in Neunggok, Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
– He grew up in a family who struggled financially.
– In elementary school he started a dance crew, named ‘SRD’.
– Eunhyuk’s best friend is Xiah Junsu (TVXQ/JYJ) They have been friends since childhood.
– He has contributed to the lyrics of several of SuJu’s songs.
– Eunhyuk is said to be the dirtiest (as in unclean) and smelliest member in Super Junior.
– He has his driver’s license and his own car.
– He helps in making the choreography.
– He’s a coach for the Performance team on “Under 19” survival show.
– He is in Super Junior’s sub-unit’s Super Junior-T, Super Junior-Happy, Super Junior-M, and Donghae&Eunhyuk


Stage Name: Donghae (동해)
Birth Name: Lee Dong Hae (이동해)
English Name: Aiden Lee
Group: Super Junior, Super Junior D&E
Position: Lead Dancer
Birthday: October 15, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Hobbies/Specialties: Dancing, Exercise, Singing, Watching movies
Instruments: Keyboard, Guitar, Piano
Instagram: @leedonghae
Twitter: @donghae861015

Donghae Facts:
– He was born in Mokpo, Jeollanam, South Korea
– He loves kids and puppies.
– He is scared of ghosts.
– Donghae and Yunho from DBSK came from the same town.
– He wanted to become a professional athlete (soccer) but he had also always loved dancing.
– In 7th grade, Donghae asked his father if he could audition and his father replied “yes” while slipping some money into his hand. Donghae fortunately passed but was forced to move to Seoul and leave behind his family in Mokpo.
– Donghae and Eunhyuk used to share a room. They lived next to a shopping mall. Donghae complained about wanting to go shopping with Eunhyuk who was secretly sneaking out at night shopping by himself. Eunhyuk later said that going out with Donghae attracts too much attention.
– Donghae is very close to EXO’s Sehun and SHINee‘s Minho.
– He is in Super Junior’s sub-unit’s Super Junior-M and Donghae&Eunhyuk.


Stage Name: Hyoyeon (효연)
Birth Name: Kim Hyo Yeon (김효연)
Group: Girls Generation, Oh!GG
Position: Main Dancer
Birth Date: September 22, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Birth Place: Incheon, South Korea
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music
Specialty: Chinese, dance
Twitter: @hyoyeon_djhyo
Instagram: @hyoyeon_x_x
Weibo: hyoyeon_GG

Hyoyeon facts:
– She was born in Incheon, South Korea.
– She has a younger brother, named Kim Min Gu.
– Hyoyeon auditioned for S.M. Entertainment at the age of 11 through SM 2000 Casting System.
– She’s very interested in fashion. She admires a lot the fashionista, Jennifer Lopez.
– Can memorize a dance move/routine by just watching it once or twice.
– She has learned jazz, ballet, hip-hop, belly dancing, popping and locking.
– In 2004, along with Super Junior’s Siwon, she was sent to study Chinese in Beijing.
– Before debuting with Girls’ Generation, she worked with Janet Jackson and was BoA’s silhouette dancer during a performance at M.net KM Music Festival 2005.
– In December 2016, she released her first solo song, titled “Mystery” (via SM Station).
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Stage Name: Irene (아이린)
Birth Name: Bae Ju Hyun (배주현)
Group: Red Velvet
Position: Lead Dancer
Birthday: March 29, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 160 cm (5’3″) (Official) / 158 cm (5’2″) (Approx. real height)*
Weight: 44 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Birth Place: Daegu, South Korea
Family: Parents, younger sibling
Instagram: @renebaebae

Irene facts:
– Her nicknames are: Baechu, The 2nd Tiffany, Hyun-ah.
– Specialties: Acting, Rapping
– Education: Haknam High School
– She was casted in 2009 through public audition.
– She was a part of the predebut team SM Rookies.
– She was close with f(x)’s Amber when they were trainees.
– Her hobbies are dancing, cooking seaweed soup for the members’ birthdays.
– She was in Henry’s “143” MV and SHINee’s “Why So Serious”
– She also dislikes coffee.
– Irene is ranked 41th on TC Candler “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018”.
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Stage Name: Lay (레이)
Birth Name: Zhang Jiashuai, his legalized name is Zhang Yixing (张艺兴)
Group: Exo, Exo-M
Position: Main Dancer
Birthday: October 7, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Chinese
Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China
Specialties: Guitar, dancing, piano
Instagram: @zyxzjs
Twitter: @layzhang
Weibo: 努力努力再努力x

Lay Facts:
– He’s an only child.
– He used to be a local child star in China.
– Education: Hunan Normal University High School
– He became an SM trainee in 2008 when he was 16.
– He speaks Chinese, Korean and English.
– He was supposed to be EXO-M’s leader but it was changed to Kris.
– His favorite foods are tidbits, junk food, anything he cooks.
– He established his own charity foundation entitled “Zhang Yixing Arts Scholarship”.
– Lay didn’t participate in a few comebacks staring with “KoKoBop” promotions with EXO, due to conflict with his promotion schedule in China.
– Lay is first ambassador of Perrier company in China, first ambassador to the Valentino brand, Huawei Nova ambassador, the first ambassador of Milka company, first ambassador of Converse in Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
– He acted in Chinese movies: “Ex Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back” (2015), “Oh My God” (2015), “Kung Fu Yoga” (2017), “The Founding of an Army” (2017)
– Lay is the MC of Idol Producer.
– Lay is ranked 18th on TC Candler “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018”.
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Stage Name: Minho (민호)
Birth Name: Choi Min Ho (최민호)
Group: Shinee
Position: Dancer
Birthday: December 9, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Hometown: Incheon, South Korea
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: B

Minho Facts:
– He was born in Incheon, South Korea.
– He has an older brother.
– Education: Konkuk University
– He trained since 2006 S.M. Casting System
– When he was a child he dreamed of becoming a soccer player.
– His hobbies are soccer and basketball.
– Minho is the SHINee member who eats the most.
– He acted in Girls’ Generation’s “Gee” MV.
– He acted in the movies: “Canola” (2016), “Marital Harmony” (2016), “Derailed” (Two Men) (2016), “In Rang” (2018).
– Minho won the New Star Award for his role in the drama “To The Beautiful You” during 2012 SBS Drama Awards.
– Minho attended the ‘Girls Play 2’ campaign at the US Embassy in Korea. He met Melania Trump (US’s first lady).
– In September 2017 Minho received a Special Award at the Indonesian Television Awards 2017 for his acting career.
– In 2017 he was voted as among one of the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by Vogue fashion magazine.
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Stage Name: Taemin (태민)
Birth Name: Lee Tae Min (이태민)
Group: Shinee, Super M
Position: Main Dancer
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Birthday: July 18, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 179 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 53 kg (116 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Official Website: taemin.smtown
Instagram: @lm_____ltm

Taemin Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He has an older brother.
– Education: Hanlim Multi Art School (he transferred from Chungdam High School); Myongji University (Musical and Film major)
– He trained since 2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting
– His nicknames are Handy Boy Taemin, Maknae Taemin, Tae, Taememe, Dancing Machine, Taeminnie, Taem.
– He’s considered to be one of the best dancers in K-Pop.
– He can speak Japanese.
– He is Catholic.
– Taemin said he would want to have a collaboration with Kai (EXO) and Jimin (BTS) on his solo album (Singles Sep 2017 Taemin Interview).
– Taemin is close friends with Kai (EXO), Ravi (VIXX), Jimin (BTS), Timoteo (HOTSHOT) and Sungwoon (Wanna One).
– His hobbies are listening to music, dancing and playing the piano.
– Taemin was in “We Got Married” where he was paired with APink’s Naeun.
– Taemin’s albums: “ACE” (2014), “Press It” (2016), “Sayonara Hitori” (2016), “Flame of Love” (2017), “Move” (2017).
– Taemin was a mentor on “The Unit“.
– Taemin’s on the show “Why Not The Dancer?“, where his nickname is Taem.
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Stage Name: Kai (카이)
Birth Name: Kim Jong In (김종인)
Chinese Name: Jin Zhong Ren (金鐘仁)
Group: Exo, Exo-K, Super M
Position: Main Dancer
Birthday: January 14, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Korean
Height: 182 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 62 kg (136 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Specialties: Dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, rocking)
Instagram: @zkdlin

Kai Facts:
– Has 2 older sisters (one 9 years older and another 5 years older).
– Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul.
– Personality: Kind-hearted, quiet, shy, and very gentle, hard to express feelings.
– Kai has the hottest temper out of all of the members.
– He became a SM trainee in 2007, when he was 13.
– He has a habit of often biting his lips.
– He loves playing video games.
– He is friends with SHINee’s Taemin, BTS’s Jimin, VIXX’s Ravi and HOTSHOT’s Sungwoon.
– Kai was in a relationship with Krystal of f(x) from March 2016 to May 2017.
– He acted in the Korean dramas: “To The Beautiful You” (2012-ep. 2 cameo), “Exo Next Door” (2015, web drama), “Choco Bank” (2016, web drama), “First Seven Kisses” (2016, web drama), “Andante” (2017), “Miracle That We Met” (2018)
– Kai is ranked 51st on TC Candler “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018”.
– On January 1, 2019 it was revealed that Kai is dating Jennie from Black Pink.
– On January 25, 2019 SM Ent. confirmed that Kai and Jennie broke up, in order to focus on their personal careers.
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Stage Name: Seulgi (슬기)
Birth Name: Kang Seul Gi (강슬기)
Group: Red Velvet
Position: Main Dancer
Birthday: February 10, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 164 cm (5’5″) (Official) / 160 cm (5’3″) (Real height)*
Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Birth Place: Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Family: Dad, mom, oppa (t/n: older brother), grandmother
Instagram: @hi_sseulgi

Seulgi facts:
– Her nicknames are: Kkangseul, GomDoli and Teddy Bear
– Education: Byungmal Middle School; Seoul School of Performing Arts
– She was a part of the pre-debut team SM Rookies and was the first member to be revealed.
– She was casted in 2007 through public audition.
– Specialties: Guitar, Japanese.
– Her hobbies are drawing and playing the guitar.
– She is friends with f(x)’s Krystal and Sulli also Super Junior’s Kyuhyun.
– Seulgi is ranked 20th on TC Candler “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018”.
– She is part of SM Station X girl group project: Seulgi x SinB x Chungha x Soyeon.
Seulgi’s ideal type: Someone comfortable, laughs a lot and looks pretty when they laugh.
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Stage Name: Taeyong (태용)
Birth Name: Lee Tae Yong (이태용)
Group: NCT, NCT U, NCT 127, Super M
Position: Main Dancer
Birthday: July 1, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood Type: O

Taeyong Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul
– Nickname: TY (given by SM producer, Yoo Young Jin)
– He’s called Tyong by his friends. (MTV Asia Spotlight)
– Specialty: Rap
– Hobbies: listening to music, watching movies, playing games and ordering delicious food
– Favorite Foods: Melons, Strawberry Macaroons, Green Tea Ice Cream
– His favorite color is Pink. (“Guessing game Taeyong x Ten in Sudspada”)
– Favorite Artist: Drake
– Taeyong featured in Red Velvet’s ” Be natural ”
– He has Mysophobia, which is the fear of contamination and germs.
– His mood depends on the weather. He loves clear weather. He likes to take naps when it’s rainy outside
– He loves swimming.
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Stage Name: Yuta (유타)
Birth Name: Nakamoto Yuta (中本悠太)
Group: NCT, NCT 127
Position: Lead Dancer
Birthday: October 26, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Place of Birth: Osaka, Japan
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @yuu_taa_1026

Yuta facts:
– He was born in Osaka, Japan.
– Education: Yashima Gakuen High School.
– Specialty: Dance, Football
– Nickname: Guardian of Takoyaki, Osaka Prince, Takoyaki Prince, Yakisoba Prince
– Shoulders’ Length: 53 cm
– He likes playing soccer and hanging out with friends.
– Yuta passed the global audition in Japan.
– Yuta gets sad if Winwin doesn’t watch animation with him. XD
– The first thing Yuta does when he wakes up is to brush his teeth.
– Yuta doesn’t sleep with a pillow. (MTV Asia Spotlight)
– His hobbies are reading comics, working out, watching videos and reading comments saying how handsome he is. (MTV Asia Spotlight)
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Stage Name: Ten (텐)
Birth Name: Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล)
Korean Name: Lee Young Heum (이영흠)
Chinese Name: Li Yong Qin (李永钦)
Group: NCT, NCT U, WayV, Super M
Position: Main Dancer
Birthday: February 27, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Weibo: 威神V_TEN_李永钦
Instagram: @tenlee_1001

Ten Facts:
– He was born in Bangkok, Thailand.
– Ten has a younger sister (3 years younger), named Tern Kulisara Leechaiyapornkul.
– Ten is ethnically Chinese but his nationality is Thai.
– Education: Shrewsbury International School
– Specialty: Basketball, Piano, Dance, Rap
– Nickname: TNT (Ten), Cute Devil
– He speaks Thai, English, Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin.
– He can play the guitar and piano.
– Hobbies: Sports, Drawing, Singing, Dancing, Rapping, Playing with animals
– He loves surfing and snwboarding.
– Ten likes coffee.
– Ten was a participant in Hit The Stage.
– He is friends with GOT7’s Bambam.
– The song that made him wanna become an artist: Jorja Smith’s “Blue Lights” (Apple NCT’s Playlist)
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Stage Name: Jaehyun (재현)
Birth Name: Jung Yoon Oh (정윤오)
Group: NCT, NCT U, NCT 127
Position: Lead Dancer
Birthday: February 14, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 180 cm (5’11″)
Weight: 63 kg (138 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @_jeongjaehyun

Jaehyun Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts.
– Nickname: Casper, J, WooJae (short for uri jaehyun)
– Specialty: Rap, Piano, Basketball
– Favorite Foods: Meat, Spicy Pork, Peach, Green Tea Ice Cream
– Favorite Color: White
– Favorite Sport: Basketball
– Hobbies: Playing the Piano, Playing Sports
– Strengths: Happy Virus, Cutie
– Weaknesses: Very sensitive at times
– Jaehyun speaks fluent English because he lived in America for 4 years. 🙂
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Stage Name: Mark (마크)
Birth Name: Mark Lee
Korean Name: Lee Min Hyung (이민형)
Group: NCT, NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream (formerly), Super M
Position: Main Dancer
Birthday: August 2, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: A

Mark Facts:
– He was born in Toronto but moved to Vancouver, Canada at a very young age. (vLive)
– He has an older brother (3 years older).
– Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul (graduated on February 7, 2018)
– Specialty: Rap, Guitar
– His favorite school subjects are English, Writing, Physical Education and the subject he hates the most is Science.
– Favorite artists: Beyonce, Coldplay, Chris Brown, SHINee’s Minho, EXO’s Xiumin
– Favorite sports: Badminton, Ice skating.
– He speaks English and Korean.
– Mark doesn’t like Green Tea.
– Mark has lived in four cities in his life: New York, Toronto, Vancouver, and Seoul.
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Stage Name: Haechan (해찬)
Birth Name: Lee Dong Hyuck (이동혁)
Groups: NCT, NCT 127, NCT Dream, NCT U
Position: Dancer
Birthday: June 6, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 174 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 57 kg (126 lbs)
Blood Type: AB

Haechan Facts:
– Haechan’s hometown is Seoul, but he lived in Jeju when he was 7-12 years old.
– Haechan has a younger sister and two younger brothers.
– Specialty: Dance and playing football
– Nickname: Dongsookie
– He dreams to become a singer-songwriter.
– Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts
– He’s the mood maker of the group.
– Likes: NCTzens, tasty food, Mark Lee (NCT 2018 Spring Fan Party)
– Dislikes: Mark Lee (NCT 2018 Spring Fan Party)
– Haechan is the only member who is most likely to answer his phone. (NCT Night Night)
– The song that made him wanna become an artist: SHINee’s “Replay” (Apple NCT’s Playlist)
– Haechan’s idol is Michael Jackson.
– HaeChan’s phone wallpaper is Michael Jackson.
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