Mnet’s competition show Street Woman Fighter has brought some of the South Korean dance world’s most talented figures into the spotlight. Viewers have gotten to see these powerful dancers in action, learned more about who they are, and even grown more familiar with some of K-Pop’s most prolific choreographers. But there’s still so much to learn about this talented crew!
Meet Aiki, whose full name is Kang Hye In. She’s a South Korean dancer born in 1989, the leader of the HOOK crew competing in Street Woman Fighter.
Aiki has been happily married for over 9 years to a college sunbae she met on a blind date. Though not much is known about him, he’s proven himself to be a very thoughtful and affectionate husband!
Aiki and her husband have a nine-year-old daughter named Yeon Woo who’s every bit as cool and confident as her mother. Yeon Woo is often featured in Aiki’s Instagram posts!
Her popularity skyrocketed when she and her team All Ready finished in fourth place on NBC‘s competition show World of Dance in 2019.
Aiki’s extremely active online and is super on top of the trends! There’s a ton of videos of her aceing popular dance trends on her TikTok and her Instagram, as well as some stunning editorial shots and choreography videos.
She often collaborates with other dancers, K-Pop idols, and internet personalities for her videos. Aiki and Wet Boy connected through social media, leading to collabs and even him appearing on Street Woman Fighter!
Aiki is also close with idols like Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung, who she often collaborates with for dance videos. Sooyoung also participated in a challenge on Street Woman Fighter! Though she had no clue what she was signing up for, Sooyoung agreed because her friend Aiki asked.
While competing on Street Woman Fighter, Aiki is also a trainer on the survival show My Teenage Girl which aims to create a girl group that will succeed in the global market.
Not only is she active on competition shows and variety shows, but Aiki also choreographs for K-Pop artists! She choreographed for Jessi, Uhm Jung Hwa, Lee Hyori, and MAMAMOO Hwasa‘s supergroup Refund Sisters. When the choreography and performance received harsh criticism, she was quick to defend the members whose hard work should not be dismissed.
Most recently, Aiki choreographed BTS‘s #Move4Gen1 dance challenge for their song “I’m On It”! This was a collaboration with Hyundai to promote their IONIQ line of vehicles. Hyundai’s TikTok account posted videos of all the members doing the choreography earlier this week.
And Aiki shared a video of herself doing the dance, where she let everyone know she was the mastermind behind this catchy choreography!
Fans of both Aiki and BTS were excited to hear that the dancer choreographed for them, and hope this will lead to more collaborations between them in the future. Read more about Aiki’s Street Woman Fighter journey below!