Eun Sung Lee (Artist Director)
An internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Eun Sung Lee brings her experience as the artistic director, choreographer and dancer to Noree’s Annual Performing Arts Festival, ‘Ga-Mu’ (2014 - present) and 'PLAYSCAPE ' (2015 - present). Ms. Lee has appeared in the Exploring the Metropolis choreographer & composer, the Field Artist Residency (2013), the 7th Annual Green Space Blooms Festival (2013), Dixon Place (2014), Metropolitan Auditorium of Metropolitan Museum of Arts (2012), and the Open Stage by the Korean Cultural Service NY (2012-2013). Ms. Lee’s movement has been featured in an internationally screened film, Arirang Blues, the Dance for Camera directed by the filmmaker and visual artist Pyeunghun Baik, and the film has appeared in the theatres, festival, and galleries such as the Dance Conversation (the Flea Theater, 2011), KAFFNY (Chelsea Cinema, 2011), SMYBIOSIS (Gallery Space Womb, 2012), Festival of International Video Art (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013), and Santa Fe Museum (2014).
Eun Sung Lee attended the Doctoral program in Performing Arts at Ochanomizu National Women’s University in Tokyo, Japan, where she also received her Master of Dance. She is a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies in NYC. Trained in ballet, modern, and Korean traditional dance, Ms. Lee’s unique fusion of styles in her figurative dance expressions allows her to replicate tangible emotions, as on display in her choreography, When Are You Going to Stop Eating? Eun Sung Lee is also a dedicated educator, having taught in Korea, Japan, and New York. She is currently involved in Korean dance and body movements education program for the senior citizens in Queens, and will develop a senior citizens’ dance initiative later this year. Ms. Lee has worked as a dancer and choreographer of NARU KCP ARTS since 2009. Ms. Lee is currently the artistic director and choreographer for the Noree Performing Arts in New York City.
Sook Kim (Traditional Korean Dance Director)
Sook Kim, Certified Movement Analyst and one of the founding members of Noree Performing Arts, is a choreographer and performer of traditional and contemporary Korean dance. She focuses on analyzing Korean dance through Laban movement analysis and has been actively choreographing and performing new movement possibilities through active interaction with dance movements of various cultures. In addition to her role at Noree, Sook serves as a faculty of the Yearlong Certificate Programs in Laban Movement Analysis since 2009. She has also been teaching Korean dances in various capacities since 1995. She completed coursework in Sports Sociology at Seoul National University and is currently preparing her PhD thesis. She also graduated with a MA and BA in Korean Dance at Ewha Woman’s University.
Yoon Lee (Music Director, Piano)
The special prize winner at the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition in 2012, Yoon Lee is a solo pianist, chamber musician, and teacher, active in the New York metropolitan area. Yoon has been on the stages of the Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, and the Schumann-Haus Museum in Leipzig, in addition to many other stages of New York, Europe, and Seoul. Her live performances have been featured on WQXR, the American classical radio station that serves the New York metropolitan area, and KBS, the national television station of South Korea. As an avid chamber musician, Yoon has performed in the Eat, Drink, and Be Literary Series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in NYC and Château de Fontainebleau in France.
Her interests in other forms of art have led her to be involved with Noree Performing Arts, where she serves both as a music director and a dancer. She is currently a piano faculty of the Bergen Academy of Music, and a substitute chamber music faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege division. Yoon is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.
Yoon Lee is a founding member and a member of board of directors of Noree Performing Arts.
Seyong Kim (Dancer, Choreographer)
Seyong Kim holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University as well as an MA in Dance from Sung-Kyun-Kwan University in South Korea.
Mr. Kim is a member of ROKMC (Republic of Korea Marine Corps) and AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists). Also, Mr. Kim is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum and he is studying CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) program through Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. He has taught in. New York University, Rutgers University, Peridance Capezio Center, Middlesex County College, Libera University in Italy, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, National High School Dance Festival, New Rochelle Arts High School, Seoul Arts High School, and Charlottesville Ballet Company. Mr. Kim is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA.
Mr. Kim has danced with Metropolitan Opera Ballet in Lincoln Center, Albania Opera Ballet Theatre, Korean National Ballet Theater, Arzid Modern Dance, Terra Firma Dance Theatre, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, Baltimore Ballet, Lustig Dance Theatre, Traverse City Dance Project, Neglia Ballet, Roxey Contemporary Ballet, and Oakland Ballet Company. In addition, his choreographic works have been performed at San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Landes Theater Coburg in Germany, Dance in ITALY Festival, Seoul Fringe Festival, Korea-Japan Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, Battery Dance Festival, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Noree Chamber Soloists
Chamber Music Ensemble
(Yoon Lee, Yi Qun Xu, Directors)
Praised as "strong, committed, and flowed with liquid enthusiasm" and "musicality of a high order" by New York Concert Review, Noree Chamber Soloists is a collective of NY-based musicians that presents a unique mixture of chamber music and solo repertoire. Noree Chamber Soloists’ mission is to bring fresh approach to the chamber music scene, performing innovative and compelling programing from the Baroque to works by living composer. Our artists are graduates of the top conservatories, including the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Curtis Institute, and Yale School of Music, and have participated in many prestigious festivals including Marlboro, Music@Menlo, Verbier, Perlman Music Program. As a young ensemble, Noree Chamber Soloists is committed to developing the next generation of audience. We seek to promote real personal connections and shared experiences with our audiences. For more information, visit noree.org.