DAEUN JUNG (She/Her/Hers)

DaEun Jung is a dancer-choreographer whose work reveals her past and present body memories. Jung’s work has been supported by venues and organizations including REDCAT, LA Performance Practice, Foundations for Contemporary Arts, Pieter, Highways, Electric Lodge, The Mortuary, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and Korea Foundation. She had artist-in-residencies from Show Box LA at We Live in Space, Dance Resource Center at KYCC Menlo Center, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs at Camera Obscura Art Lab, LAPP at Automata, Brockus Project Dance, and LA Dance Project as well as a residency-lab program Forward Dialogues 2019 at Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. Her new collaborative project with Daniel Corral and Alexander Gedeon is invited to the 2022 Loghaven Artist Residency. 

A master artist of the 2019 Alliance for California Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program and 2019-2020 Cultural Trailblazer of City of Los Angeles Department Cultural Affairs, Jung redefines the principle, form, and structure of Korean 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. She has worked with choreographers and performance directors including Victoria Marks, Milka Djordjevich, Oguri & Roxanne Steinberg, Yuval Sharon, Ros Warby, Wilfried Souly, Jeanine Durning, and Melinda Ring. Jung has taught and/or guest choreographed at Santa Monica College, Loyola Marymount University, University of Nevada Reno, Bennington College, and CarlArts.

In Korea, she was a full- time dancer of GPDC, a dance organization renowned for its traditional and contemporary Korean dance repertoire, performing in Asia and Europe. Having six years of specialized training in dance through the National Gugak (traditional music and dance) School as a recipient of the National Theater of Korea Award, she obtained a BA in dance and minor in Korean Literature from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. daeunjung.com