Full List of SMTOWN Dance Machines That You Should Know From Groups And Solo Artists


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.


NCT’s Ten


Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล) was born in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 27th, 1996. He is known by his stage name Ten (Hangul: 텐) and debuted in 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. On December 31st, 2018, NCT’s Ten was added into NCT’s subunit for China members, WayV.

WayV made their official debut with the release of the extended play, The Vision, with a music video, “Regular,” which is a Chinese version of NCT 127’s “Regular.” WayV has 4 members who have already debuted as NCT members, such as Ten, Lucas, Winwin, and Kun while the 3 other members are Yangyang, Hendery, and Xiaojun who made their first debut in 2018 as original WayV members.

Before debuting, NCT’s Ten won a prize in a television show, Teen Superstar, in 2010 and he got a reward to join as a trainee in Starship Entertainment but he refused. Until 2013, NCT’s Ten won the 1st place in S.M’s Thailand Global Audition. After debuting, NCT’s Ten finally joined as a member of NCT U and performed “The Sixth Sense” as his official debut single. On March 24th, 2017, NCT’s Ten was announced to release his first single through SM Station: Season 2 project with a song titled “Dream In A Dream” and another comeback unit with NCT U’s Tae-yong as the two were added as a duo by releasing the track “Baby Don’t Stop” on February 26th, 2018.

On April 6th, 2018, NCT’s Ten released another single, “New Heroes,” and it has reached the Billboard charts at no. 4. Becoming one of the members of NCT who is recognized for his talent in dancing, Ten has been given a lot of opportunities to show off his talent by releasing a solo track and he also has a solo dance break in NCT 2018’s first studio album, Black On Black.

In 2016, NCT’s Ten also joined a dancing competition for idols, Mnet’s Hit The Stage, with other idols that have a talent in dancing, such as SNSD Hyo-yeon, BLOCK B’s U-Kwon, Jang Hyun-seung, SISTAR’s Bo-ra, Big Star’s Feeldog, TWICE’s Momo and many more.

These days, NCT’s Ten has been promoting with NCT’s subunit in China, WayV. The group that has been focusing in China went to many television shows as a guest and performed their songs as well. On May 27th, 2019, WayV released a dance practice video for their latest track, “Take Off.” In this comeback, NCT’s Ten has become the member who steals the spotlight as he has a dance break in the center.

On July 2nd, 2019, WayV was on the cover of NYLON China Magazine and each member has their own photoshoot while showing their own charisma as well.


NCT’s Jisung


Park Ji-sung (Hangul: 박지성) was born in Seoul, South Korea, on February 5th, 2002. He is known by his stage name Ji-sung (Hangul: 지성) and debuted as part of NCT’s 3rd subunit, NCT Dream, on August 24th, 2016.

NCT’s Jisung was known as the youngest idol in SM Entertainment which has a dancing talent above average. Instead of being the youngest of the group, NCT’s Jisung became the lead dancer of the group due to his specialty in popping and locking movements. His favorite artists and inspiration are EXO’s Kai and SHINee’s Tae-min.

In September 2018, NCT’s Jisung participated in a dancing competition show, Dancing High, and he showed off his talent in dancing. Even though he is an idol, NCT’s Jisung still acts like the other participants and does not want to be privileged. In the latest episode, NCT’s Jisung revealed the reason for wanting to join Dancing High.


“The most difficult thing for me since a long time ago was that there was no one I knew at school. So I don’t have friends, not one,” NCT’s Jisung said. He added that he wants to be surrounded by people who have the same interests. “Everyone at Dancing High is a dancer and we have similarities. I came to this program to find friends and grow up as a dancer,” he added.

On July 2nd, 2019, NCT’s official YouTube account, NCT Daily, has uploaded the recent activities of NCT Dream while each member is having fun with mural painting while at Andong K-Pop Concert Mural Event and after that, NCT Dream’s Jisung, Renjun, Jeno, Jaemin, and Chenle went to a Korean BBQ restaurant to eat their lunch before heading back to the next location to perform.


Well, that was all the information about SM Entertainment’s dancing machines. The company that has been popular with its artists since the 90s is known for its talented idols whenever it comes to boy group or girl group members. Let us hope that SM Entertainment’s idols deserve a fair promotion between work and rest in the future whether with their solo careers or with the groups’ comebacks as well!