Min and Koleto started training with Igor Shpilband in Novi, Mich., this week. They hope to compete at the Korean championships in November if all goes well. Korea hasn't had a senior dance team since 2006.
Min, who has dual U.S. and Korean citizenship, has been searching for a dance partner for a couple of years. Her parents are from Korea; her older sister was born there, although Min herself was born in the U.S. Prior to moving to Michigan last year to pursue dance, she trained in Lake Arrowhead, Calif., with Rafael Arutunian.
"The Korean federation said if I found a partner, I could compete for Korea," she told us in a Skype video chat.
Koleto, who has been competing in singles with Tom Zakrajsek and Becky Calvin, finished sixth as a junior at the 2012 U.S. Championships. He said he had tested up to pre-bronze in dance previously, although he has never competed as a dancer.