Jay (Jong Hoon) Kim

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies

BFA Sejong University; MFA University of Utah

Office: MCD 110

Associate Professor Jay (Jong Hoon) Kim is a renowned dancer, choreographer, and teacher from South Korea. He holds an MFA from the University of Utah and a BFA from Sejong University and is an ABT® National Training Curriculum Certified Teacher. Jay received his dance training on full scholarship from the Kirov Academy of Ballet and went on to win nine grand prix and gold medals in international competitions. He has danced with several esteemed companies, including Universal Ballet Company, Korean National Ballet, and Dayton Ballet Theatre.

Jay is also the founder and Artistic Director of the International Ballet Summer Intensive at the University of Utah Asia Campus in Incheon, Korea. His original choreographic works have been performed both internationally and domestically and have been recognized at several competitions.

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Jay is a dedicated teacher and has served as a master teacher at several prestigious institutions and events, including the Korea International Ballet Competition and the World Ballet Grand Prix. He is an ABT® Project Plie Partner Teacher and a partner for Kirov Academy of Ballet. He is also a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science and has published in the Dance Research Journal of Korea.

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