jungeun kim

Jungeun Kim (J.e.) is a choreographer, dancer and digital media designer. She started her formal dance studies at age 18 at Soon Eui Women’s College. After graduation, she transferred to Hansung University. In 2005 she decided to continue her dance studies even further and immigrated to the U.S. Now living in the US, her experience as an immigrant has significantly influenced her work. She has been focusing on community-based art projects that can become resources for those in need. Most of the time, she uses media in her work; she likes to think about the dialogue between body and media. Her research has focused on how her practice happens in relationship to other art forms such as visual art, architecture, digital media and music. Over the past few years, she has participated in a number of interdisciplinary collaborations, with musicians, visual artists and media artists. She has collaborated frequently with composer Lucas Brown.

Venues where her works have been shown include: Korean Cultural Center (Washington D.C.),Race and New Media Conference at SUPERFRONT, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Gibney Dance, Center for Performance Research (New York); Current Gallery (Baltimore); paraphrase/NEXUS at CRANE ARTS, Current at Mascher Space Cooperative, Studio 34, Painted Bride Center, Gallery One/Hamilton Hall and Design Philadelphia (Philadelphia); Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke); Grimsby Minster (UK); Torino Esposizioni (Turin,Italy). As a dancer, she has worked with Amanda K. Miller, Helen Simoneau Danse, Susan Rethorst, Adrienne Westwood, Yvonne Meier, Diana Crum, Ashley Anderson, Emily Wexler, Jen McGinn, Meg Foley, Mark Haim and Boris Charmatz. As a media designer she has worked with various artists such as Lisa Race, Sarah Skaggs, Jane Comfort & Co., Yin Mei, Thomas F. DeFrantz/SLIPPAGE and the American Dance Festival.

J.e. was a guest choreographer and guest artist in residence at Dickinson College in 2020 and 2008, at Open Space residence at Hollins University in 2009 and taught Movement Studio II as an adjunct faculty at the Hollins University in the fall of 2009, Media Art at the The Modern Dance Promotion of Korea, Independent Study: Digital Media Essentials (2009-2013), Contemporary Art Practices/Intermedia Arts (2014) at the Hollins University MFA in Dance program. J.e. was selected as a nEW Festival Artist-in-residence for 2011-2012. She was invited to perform her solo in/on II as a part of Society of Dance History Scholars 35th Annual Conference at the University of the Arts. She has been selected to participate in Design Philadelphia 2015 marquee event, Pearl Street Passage and she collaborated with PJA Architecture, EwingCole, and B Fabrication.

She is a self-taught web designer and has worked with many artists to develop their website such as Wideman/Davis Dance, Ballet Ashani, Iyun Harrison, Amanda K. Miller and Jason Klinke.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from American Dance Festival/Hollins University, under direction of Donna Faye Burchfield and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in Visual and Performing Arts from Hollins University. She has been teaching at The University of the Arts, School of Dance since 2012 and Pre-College Summer Institute, Dance program at The University of the Arts since 2011. She has recently joined the faculty at Amherst College. J.e. hails from Seoul, South Korea.

(Photo by Bill Hebert)