About Daeun Jung
DaEun Jung is a dancer-choreographer who envisions her utopian world through movement practices and handcrafted systems of dance making. Her works have been presented at Electric Lodge, Highways, The Mortuary, Pieter, and REDCAT (LA) and Movement Research at Judson Church (NYC). She has been awarded artist-in-residencies from Show Box LA at We Live in Space, Dance Resource Center at KYCC Menlo Center, Los Angeles Performance Practice at Automata, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs at Camera Obscura Art Lab, and Los Angeles Dance Project at 2245. She has worked with award-winning choreographers and artistic directors such as Victoria Marks, Milka Djordjevich, Oguri & Roxanne Steinberg, Yuval Sharon, Ros Warby, Wilfried Souly, Jeanine Durning, Shahar Biniamini, and Melinda Ring.
DaEun has redefined the principle, form, structure, and function of Korean classical/folk dance in inter/multi-cultural settings as a continuation of her graduate study at UCLA where she received her MFA in choreography and Westfield Emerging Artist Award. Previously, she performed in Asia, Russia, Europe and North America as a dancer of Gyeonggi Provincial Dance Company, a dance organization renowned for its traditional and contemporary Korean dance repertoire, and also performed as a main actress in Tokebi Storm, a rhythmic physical theater group, presenting Korean-style drumming and dance in more than 1,000 shows to worldwide audiences. Having six years of specialized training in dance through Gugak (traditional music and dance) National Middle and High School as an awardee of the National Theatre of Korea, she obtained a BA in dance and minor in Korean Literature from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea.