Joori Jung is the Founder of ARTLAB J and Artistic Director and Choreographer of ARTLAB J DANCE. Originally from Seoul, Korea, she received her B.A (2006) and M.A in dance from Kyung Hee University in 2008. She toured internationally with the Seoul Dance Theatre from 2004-2007 and she was Final List Performance at the 2007 Seoul International Dance Competition and 3rd prize performance at the 2007 Korea National Dance Competition. She danced with various dance companies in Korea before moving to New York in 2009. She then joined Time Lapse Dance and Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and began her own choreographic work in New York. In 2012, she moved to Detroit to achieve her goal to expand contemporary dance as well as the arts community in Detroit and decided to establish ARTLAB J, 2012.
Jung has taught workshops at Wayne State, the University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan, as well as at the Oakland County Dance Fest. ARTLAB J DANCE has performed in venues such as the the Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Circus Park, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Oakland Dance Festival, The Current Sessions (NYC), The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Mix at the Max, the Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, and the Detroit Opera house for TedX. This year, ARTLAB J DANCE will perform in South Korea as a part of a new exchange program. ARTLAB J was also the recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge matching grant in the Summer of 2014. This grant will help support the 2015 and 2016 DDCF.
2017 DDCF Interns
2017 DDCF STAFF
Technical Director: Kenneth Balazovich
Lighting Designer: Robert Glowacki
Intern Coordinator: Pamela MacIntrye
Photographers: Scott Lipiec & Pamela MacIntrye
Video: Cara Media