Seyong Kim

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Seyong Kim
Assistant Professor
Office: 
(269) 387-5723
Location: 
3119 Dalton Center, Mail Stop 5417
Mailing address: 
Department of Dance
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5417
Education: 
  • Master of Arts, Dance Education, New York University
  • MA/BA, Dance, Sun-Kyun-Kwan University, South Korea
Certification: 
  • Certified Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movment Studies, NYC
  • ABT Certified Teacher, American Ballet Theatre
Bio: 

Seyong Kim, Assistant Professor of Dance at Western Michigan University, holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University and an MA and BA in Dance from Sung-Kyun-Kwan University in South Korea as well as a CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) from Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City.

Seyong is a member of ROKMC (Republic of Korea Marine Corps) and AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists). Also, Seyong 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. He has taught for New York University, Rutgers University, Randolph College, Peridance Capezio Center, Ballet Arts in New York City 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, Hamilton Ballet Theater, and Charlottesville Ballet Company.

As a professional dancer, Seyong Kim was awarded First Prizes in both the Korean Dance Association Competition and Sung-Kyun-Kwan Dance Competition, and he has performed in diverse professional venues across Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has danced with Metropolitan Opera Ballet at 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 Landes Theater Coburg in Germany, Dance in ITALY Festival, Seoul Fringe Festival, Korea-Japan Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, Central Virginia Ballet, Battery Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Kit Modus.