... began learning traditional Korean dance at the age of twelve and subsequently studied at the Ewha Woman's University in Seoul. She then moved to New York where she graduated in 1994 from the Tisch School of the Arts at the New York University. She danced with the Korean Modern Dance Company und the Korean Contemporary Dance Company in Seoul before making a name for herself internationally as a choreographer. She is currently the artistic director of the Deagu City Dance Company. Critics have acclaimed her powerful and deeply moving images as the Korean answer to the sacrosanct Japanese art of Butoh.