Community Performer (Philadelphia)
Jungwoong Kim has been a performance artist---a dancer, choreographer, designer, and film editor---for more than 20 years. Born and raised in South Korea, Jungwoong had extensive training in martial arts and Korean traditional dance and ritual, both of which strongly inform his artistic vision and aesthetic. Since 2014 he has been an artist in residence at Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) in Philadelphia. Through this residency, he received a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant. He was also awarded a 2015 multi-year grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for the creation of SaltSoul, a multi-disciplinary creative/performance project. In 2016 he was nominated for a 2017 Pew Fellowship. Jungwoong is often sought as a teacher of improvisation and Contact Improvisation. His teaching engagements include Philadelphia's University of the Arts, the University of Richmond, Korea National University of the Arts, Chonbuk National University, Earthdance, contactfestival freiburg 2018 (Germany), and community classes in Philadelphia and elsewhere in the U.S. He is a faculty member for Headlong Theater Institute and Temple U. Dance Dept, and is a resident trainer for Wilma Theater’s Hothouse Company.