Bailey Sok

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Bailey Drew Sok

Gender Female
Age 20
Birthdate February 24, 2004
Nationality Korean-American
Hometown Placentia, Orange County, California
Height 5'5"
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Pink & Blonde (at one time)
School Grade Class of 2022
Professional Information
Profession Choreographer
Dancer
Dance Teacher
Actress
Model
Amateur Golfer
Affiliations World of Dance
S-Rank
Kinjaz
Dance Studios Dance Precisions
Just Plain Dancin'
Titles see below
Friends and Family
Parents Judie Sok (mother; former Miss Korea)
Andrew Sok (father)
Siblings Kylie Sok
Brittney Sok
Friends Anna Cathcart
Ken San Jose
Josh Price
Julian DeGuzman
Gabe De Guzman
Logan
Sienna Lalau
Jenna Alvarez
Tate McRae
Big Will Simmons
Tahani Anderson
Sean Lew
Kaycee Rice
Logan Edra
Pets Thumper (dog)
Nicknames Bai, Bails

Bailey Drew Sok (born on February 24, 2004) is a professional dancer, international choreographer, celebrity choreographer, dance teacher, actress and model, an amateur golfer and a philanthropist from Orange Country, California with Korean roots.

Bailey Sok has worked with a lot of K-Pop artists, such as Red Velvet, Seulgi, Taeyang, Jimin of BTS, Lisa from Blackpink, Taemin, SHINee, Aespa, Jackson Wang, Kai, Minnie of (G)i dle and Wengie. As a dancer she has appeared on TV shows like America’s Got Talent and NBC’s World of Dance. She’s also been featured in many dance videos on YouTube that have gone viral and in music videos of many famous artists, such as Tate McRae, Jackson Wang, KSI, and K Camp. She’s also been noticed by celebrities like Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Ciara, Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Cardi B, Anderson Pask from Silksonic, DJ Khalid, Smino, Jennifer Anniston, Lee Youngji, Ed Sheeran, DK of Ikon, Zico, Jay Park, Keyshia Cole, Dwayne Wade and a few others. At the age of 14, Bailey had become an international dance teacher and choreographer.[1][2][3] She’s also acted and made her debut as an actress playing Viv Anderson on Brat's YouTube series Zoe Valentine during season 2.[4]

She performed in season 9 of America's Got Talent with her group Buns & Roses.[5][6][7] In 2018, she competed with S-Rank in season two of NBC's World of Dance in the Upper Team division between the adults teams. Bailey was the youngest member on her team being only 13 years old in her crew. S-Rank won their division and made it the world finals. She has performed with Janet Jackson, Meghan Trainor, Alessia Cara, Jason Derulo, Marshmello, who she co-choreographed to his song "Happier". She also performed with Sofia Carson and DJ Steve Aoki on Radio Disney's ARDYs.[8] Bailey was interviewed for Dance Network's To the Pointe [9] and Showstopper.

She started dancing when she was 2.5-3 years old. Bailey was first on stage when she was five years old, took her first industrial classes at the age of five and started competing at the age of five. She was a competitive dancer for Dance Precisions before she moved to Just Plain Dancin'. Bailey was part of Molly Long's dance group Molly's Monsters whose dance videos would go viral.[1]

Bailey started home schooling when she was in the 8th grade. She’s taken classes in acting and vocal lessons. Bailey is a versatile dancer having trained in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop and other styles. She’s mostly focusing on hip-hop now. She was strongly influenced by her teacher and later team leader of S-Rank Melvin Timtim. Bailey plays golf too, since she was five and it has become her second passion.

In 2017, she was nominated for the Industry Dance Awards for favorite dancer 17 & under. In that same year, she competed on Dance-Off Juniors season 2 episode 1.

In 2018, Bailey got to work with Keone and Mari Madrid and danced in one of the scenes for their Ruth dance book. Bailey appeared on the Korean Show Why Not The Dancer as a background dancer. She’s seen in episode 2 with Brian Friedman and Lia Kim and episode 6 with Ian Eastwood. [2][3] 2019 Bailey appeared in K Camp Lottery (Renegade) music video In Feb 2019, Bailey danced on one of Matt's class routines on a video with 20M+ views and two more videos with about 10M+ headlining her name. YouTube listed about 20 videos with 1M+ views featuring her name. At just 14 years old Bailey got to work on a K/DA Pop/Stars Dance video for the hugely known League of Legends video game company and contributed with a team of professional dancers - Ellen Kim, Stevie Doré and Eileen Harman - the matrix as dancing heroes for the music video and also for the onfly CGI addon opening show of the 2018 world finals of the e-sports game "League of Legends" with 173M+ views and the behind-the-scene dance video by them within 7M+ views within 3.5 months. - The world final 2019 of the game attracted more viewers than the Super Bowl. [10]

In 2019, Bailey won an award at the Arena Awards for "Rising Star of the Year." She co-choreographed the music video 'EMPIRE' by WENGIE ft. MINNIE of G-idle shortly before which passed 10M+ views in Aug 2020. She also co-choreographed her first music video for Red Velvet to the song "Psycho", [11] which passed 36M+ views in just one week.[12] She performed in two concept videos of the The Kinjaz's Sakura project. [13] [14] At 15 years old, she taught dance workshop classes in Australia - going to Sidney, Melbourne and Brisbane a full continental tour [15] [16] [17] - she also taught classes in Korea, Portugal, Japan and as part of the faculty of Europe's biggest convention Fair Play Dance Camp in Krakow, Poland being their youngest teacher ever and performed a nice showcase there as well as in Singapore. Bailey also appeared on MTV Asia with S-Rank. She played Viv Anderson on season two of Brat's YouTube series Zoe Valentine and showed off her acting talent.

In 2020, she co-starred on KSI's new music video Poppin (feat Lil Pump & Smokepurpp). She has appeared in a Radio Disney commercial and also choreographed for Disney's new dance series On The One! episode two. [18] She competed again in NBC World of Dance this time with Kida the Great, which was taped before the coronavirus quarantine. Their performance together gave JLo the goosies. Their last performance on the show was choreographed by Keone Madrid. After NBC’s World of Dance Bailey once again worked with Keone Madrid but this time he worked with Bailey & Kida on a concept video "HIT A LICK". Bailey co-choreographed for Lee Tae-min's (김태우) (Shinee, SuperM) music video "IDEA"[19], SMTown along with Keone Madrid, Ian Eastwood and Kasper (김태우 92/5/24). She once again choreographed for another K-Pop's group this time for the K-Pop group SHINee's, "Don't Call Me" music video. She starred in the concept video for "K/DA – DRUM GO DUM mit Aluna, Wolftyla, Bekuh BOOM" which on November 21, 2020 passed 1.4M+ views within 19 hours.

In 2021 Bailey filmed as the character Lucky for the upcoming movie Keep Moving The Movie.[20] Bailey also appeared in a scene with actress Kate Hudson on episode 3 of the Apple TV show "Truth to be told". On April 9th. she taught her first class which was sold out at the Millennium Dance Complex LA, and broke the record being the youngest teacher they ever had at 17. [21] Bailey is also a model and has paid sponsorships with Givenchy, Yslbeauty, Rayban, Spotify, Samsung and Nike.[22] Bailey appeared in a Samsung commercial that ran internationally. Bailey also worked with Nike on a commercial ad. The Bailey x Nike commercial ad was played on a giant screen billboard at the Stables Center and also on 3 giant billboard screens in front of Stables Center in LA as well - Nike billboards. She also became an official member of the dance group The Kinjaz and is among the first females to join along with being the youngest member they have had. As a philanthropist she has helped to support Red Cross Australia, for the bush fire victims.[23] As well as making bake goods and donating her earnings from classes she has taught to support charities on different occasions. Bailey co- choreograph for Aespa's (에스파) "Savage" [24]. The "Savage" music video passed 100M+ views in 20 days. Bailey also co-choreographed for K-Pop Kai’s "Peaches" music video.

In 2022, Bailey appeared as the lead dancer in Tate McRae’s She’s All I Wanna Be music video. She also taught in a few cities as part of the faculty with Kaos Dance Convention. She choreographed also for Aespa's new Song MV and live performance "illusion".[25] Bailey worked with Spotify to promote Roblox Spotify Island K-Park which they made an avatar for Bailey that appears in the game. Bailey worked with Jackson Wang and appeared in his music video "Cruel" as the female lead where she played the Queen. She also got nominated along with her Kinjaz brother Anthony Lee for the World Choreography Awards in the category Digital Content Independent for their collab video for "Somebody that I used to know". At the end of 2022 Bailey co-choreographed Seugli’s 28 reasons.

In the beginning of 2023, Bailey choreographed for TAEYANG - 'VIBE (feat. Jimin of BTS)' music video released on January 13 which passed 29M+ views in one day.[26][27] Bailey yet again choreographed another music video for Taeyang for his new song Shoong! ft. Lisa from Blackpink. In May of 2023 Bailey co-choreographed yet again for Aespa, this time it was for the 'Spicy' performance and 'Spicy' music video. On the 9th of May, Bailey won the Dance Creator of the Year in Adweek’s Creator Visionary.[4] Bailey also worked with Nike and did a shoot and filmed a promo for Nike which was shared on the Nike website and also Nike’s Women Instagram account. Afterwards she choreographed a show dance break for Lisa (Lalisa Manobal, Thai. ลลิสา มโนบาล) of Blackpink.[28]

Dances[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Solos[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Dance Style Competition Place Awards
2012 Don't Upset the Rhythm Jazz KAR (Claremont) 3rd in Secondary 8 & Under Solos
2013 Inside the Tornado unknown Starpower Nationals (Orlando) 1st in Power 8 & Under Solos
Rhythm Nation Jazz Starpower Nationals (Orlando) entered in competition
Starpower (Pomona) 3rd in Petite Diamond Solos
2014 Bulletproof unknown KAR (Redondo Beach) 3rd in Secondary 9-11 Solos
Cooties Jazz Thunderstruck (Long Beach) 2nd in Petite Shining Star Solos
KAR (Claremont) 3rd in Primary 8 & Under Solos
Starpower (San Diego) 4th in Power 8 & Under Solos
Showbiz (Riverside) 10th in Petite Solos

Trios[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Dance Style Other Dancers Competition Place Awards
2011 It's in His Kiss Jazz Ava Siniscalchi
Lauren Wallingford
Starpower (San Diego) 1st in Power 8 & Under Duo/Trios
Thunderstruck (Long Beach) 1st in Petite Shining Star Duo/Trios
Showbiz (Riverside) 9th in Petite Duo/Trios
2013 Wind it Up Jazz Peyton Heitz
Kaylee Quinn
Starpower (Lakewood) 1st in Age 8 & Under Power Duo/Trios

World of Dance[edit | hide | edit source]

These scores represent S-RANK's scores.

Qualifiers ("One Time Comin")
Ne-Yo 92
Jennifer Lopez 91
Derek Hough 90
AVERAGE 91
Duels Round ("Drop It Like It's Hot")
S-RANK 94.3
ThaMOST 85
The Cut ("DNA")
Ne-Yo 91
Jennifer Lopez 93
Derek Hough 93
AVERAGE 92.3
Divisional Final ("Gas Pedal")
Ne-Yo 96
Misty Copeland 93
Jennifer Lopez 94
Derek Hough 93
AVERAGE 94
World Final Dance #1 ("Headband")
Ne-Yo 91
Jennifer Lopez 95
Derek Hough 93
AVERAGE 93
World Final Dance #2 ("It's Goin' Down")
Ne-Yo 94
Jennifer Lopez 94
Derek Hough 94
AVERAGE 94
GRAND TOTAL AVERAGE 93.5

S-RANK even though didn’t win the finals they still won the divisional finals and won some money.

In 2020, Bailey competed with Kida the Great as Bailey & Kida on NBC's World of Dance. They made it to up to the semi-finals.

The Qualifies ("Off the Rip")
Ne-Yo
Jennifer Lopez
Derek Hough
AVERAGE
Duels Round ("Iris")
Bailey & Kida
Ne-Yo
Jennifer Lopez
Derek Hough
James & Harris
Ne-Yo
Jennifer Lopez
Derek Hough
The Semi Finals
Bailey & Kida ("Momma I Hit a Lick")
Ne-Yo 91
Jennifer Lopez 93
Derek Hough 93
AVERAGE 92.3
MDC 3 ("This Woman’s Work”)
Ne-Yo 94
Jennifer Lopez 98
Derek Hough 98
AVERAGE 96.7
Oxygen ("Toccata”)
Ne-Yo 98
Jennifer Lopez 97
Derek Hough 94
AVERAGE 96.3

Dance Titles[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Rising Star of the Year 2019
  • The Pulse Protégés Elite Alumna since season 2016/2017 (lifetime title)[29][30]
  • Regional Petite Miss Showbiz 2013
  • Regional WCDE Elite Mini Dancer 2014

Runner-Up Titles[edit | hide | edit source]

  • 4th runner up for Regional Petite Miss Dance KAR 2012 with "Don't Upset the Rhythm"
  • 2nd runner up for Regional Junior Miss Super Star 2013
  • 2nd runner up for National Petite Miss Starpower 2013 with "Rhythm Nation"
  • 1st runner up for Regional Junior Miss Dance KAR 2014 with "Bulletproof"
  • 2nd runner up for National WCDE Elite Mini Female Dancer of the Year 2014

Accolades, Awards and Nominations[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Title Category Nominated Result Refs
2017 Industry Dance Awards Dancers Choice Award -
Favorite dancer 17 & under
Bailey Sok Nominated [31]
2019 Arena Awards Rising Star of the Year Bailey Sok Won [32]
2022 World Choreography Awards Digital Content Independent Bailey Sok & Anthony Lee -
"Somebody That I Used To Know"
Norminated [33]
2023 Adweek’s Creator Visionary Awards Dance Creator of the Year Bailey Sok Won [34]

Quotes[edit | hide | edit source]

By Bailey[edit | hide | edit source]

  • "Work hard and be nice”, which is something her family as always instilled in her.
  • “I’m proud of the discipline I’ve learned. Whenever I feel discouraged about my dancing, I’m able to find the mental strength to push on and move forward. It helps make me a better dancer and stronger person.”[35]

Fun Facts[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Bailey has hyper mobility (double jointed) in her arms and hands. [36]
  • Her mother won the title of Miss Korea.[37]
  • In her free time she enjoys drawing, painting and baking.

Contact[edit | hide | edit source]

Inquiries: [email protected]

Additional Pages[edit | hide | edit source]

Bailey Sok/Gallery
Bailey Sok/Filmography

References[edit | hide | edit source]

  1. AMINE - RED MERCEDES | BAILEY WORKSHOP in Seoul
  2. Bailey Sok ★She's a B**ch ★ Fair Play Dance Camp 2019 ★
  3. Bailey Sok (Melbourne) | Joy X Missy Elliott | GROUNDED Moves
  4. Bailey Sok
  5. AGT Buns & Roses
  6. Buns and Roses dancers
  7. Buns & Roses on AGT
  8. Artists Bailey Sok has performed with
  9. Bailey Sok Talks To The Pointe with Kristyn Burtt
  10. CNBC - This e-sports giant draws in more viewers than the Super Bowl, and it’s expected to get even bigger
  11. Bailey IG
  12. Red Velvet 레드벨벳 'Psycho' Performance Video
  13. PROJECT SAKURA: "IF YOU EVER"
  14. Project Sakura: "One Touch"
  15. Bailey Sok X Midnight | KStar Studios Melbourne | GROUNDED Moves
  16. Bailey Sok (Sydney) | Joy X Missy Elliott | GROUNDED Moves
  17. Bailey Sok Dance Workshop @ Brisbane Australia
  18. Sofia Carson & R3HAB – I Luv U | Bailey Sok Choreography | On The One | Radio Disney
  19. Bailey's IG Lee Tae-min
  20. keepmovingthemovie IG Bailey
  21. MDC's IG Bailey SOK
  22. Bailey's IG Nike 2
  23. Bailey' IG
  24. Bailey's IG Aespa
  25. Bailey's IG Aespa "illusion"
  26. Bailey's IG Taeyang' MV Vibe feat. Jimin of BTS
  27. IG TAEYANG•VIBE (feat. Jimin of BTS)
  28. Bailey's IG LISA
  29. Protégés Elite Alumni
  30. The Pulse Alumni show 2014
  31. Industry Dance Awards 2018 for favorite dancer 17 & under
  32. 2019 Arena Awards • Rising Star
  33. Interview: World Choreography Awards Producer Allen Walls at Avalon Hollywood
  34. Interview: World Choreography IG dweek’s third annual #CreatorVisionaryAwards spotlight the innovators and influencers
  35. DanceSpirit - You Should Know: Bailey Sok
  36. World of Dance Performance Kendrick Lamar's - DNA | S-Rank
  37. Bailey's Twitter bithday congarts mom

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