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: 
  • M.A., Dance Education, New York University
  • M.A./B.A., Dance, Sung-Kyun-Kwan University, South Korea
Certification: 
  • Certified Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movment Studies, NYC
  • ABT Certified Teacher, American Ballet Theatre
  • PBT Certified Teacher, Progressing Ballet Technique
  • RSME/T, International Somatic Movement Educator and Therapy Association
  • Certified Somatic Ballet Teacher, Somatic Ballet (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Certificate, Cornell University
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 and a RSME (Registered Somatic Movement Educator) at ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association). 

Seyong is a member of CID (International Dance Council in Paris, France), CORPS de Ballet International, AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists), and ROKMC (Republic of Korea Marine Corps). 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 Rutgers University, Kent State University, Randolph College, Texas A&M International University, Peridance Center, Middlesex County College, Libera University in Italy, World Dance Alliance (WDAA), American College Dance Association (ACDA), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, National High School Dance Festival, Alabama Dance Festival, Brighton Dance Festival, Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF), Kit Modus, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Hamilton Ballet Theater, Charlottesville Ballet Company, Wellspring Dance Academy, Ballet Arts Ensemble, and Ballet Kalamazoo.  

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, Terra Firma Dance Theatre, Staten Island Ballet, Baltimore Ballet, Traverse City Dance Project, Neglia Ballet, Roxey Contemporary Ballet, TAKE Dance, and Oakland Ballet Company. In addition, his choreographic works have been internationally performed at Landes Theater Coburg in Germany, Dance in ITALY Festival, ProArteDanza in Canada, Dzul International Dance Festival in Mexico, JueDai Taipei International Dance Festival in Taiwan, Lebanon International Contemporary Dance Festival, Seoul International Dance Festival in TANK, Korea-Japan Dance Festival, Goyang International Dance Festival, Daegu International Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, Battery Dance Festival, Koresh Artist Showcase in Philadelphia, Lindenwood University, Cleveland Dance Festival, RAD (Midwest Regional Alternative Dance) Festival, Mid-Atlantic Choreographers Showcase, Chicago International Dance Forum, Detroit Dance City Festival, Michigan Dance Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Orlando Contemporary Dance Choreography Festival, Oklahoma International Dance Festival, Central Virginia Ballet, KYL/D Inhale on Camera, Booking Dance Festival at Jazz in Lincoln Center, and Nimbus OFFLINE+ at the BAM Fisher.