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JOORI JUNG

Festival Director

She is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator. Originally from Seoul, Korea, she received her B.A (2006) and M.A (2008) in dance from Kyung Hee University.  She toured internationally with the Seoul Dance Theatre from 2004-2007. She performed with numerous dance companies in Korea before moving to New York in 2009. There she joined Time Lapse Dance and Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and began her own choreographic work. In 2012, she moved to Detroit to pursue her dreams of expanding contemporary dance as well as the City’s arts community and decided to establish ArtLab J in 2012.

Through ArtLab J, she produces and directs the 3 day, international Detroit Dance City Festival. Jung is also the curator of many other ‘lab’ projects, including the local choreography showcase Detroit Dance Race, collaboration concert Detroit Revival Project. Jung has also been a 2014 Ted Fellow, and the Detroit Dance City Festival was a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winner. 2016 under Jung’s direction, ArtLab J was co-curate dance programming for the Detroit Institute of Arts to supplement the special exhibit on dance 2016.

2018 DDCF COMMITTEE

      
Joanna McNamara, Professor of Dance School of Music and Dance Eastern Michigan University        
Biba Bell/Assistant Professor of Maggie Allesee  Department of Theatre and Dance Wayne State University            
Angela Beasinger,Council of Asian Pacific Americans president        
peini spinazzola,Council of Asian Pacific Americans president        
Toni Martinez, Council of Asian Pacific Americans        
GongJu Baek,Advisory Board member of KACMD(Korean American Community of Metro Detroit)        
David M. Roden,Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Detroit        
Mee Hyang Lee, The National Unification Advisory Council of Korea, Chicago Chapter-Michigan Council
Jong Bae Kim, The National Unification Advisory Council of Korea, Chicago Chapter-Michigan Council
Myeong Sook Shin, The National Unification Advisory Council of Korea, Chicago Chapter-Michigan Council

 

 

2019 DDCF STAFF

Coming up

2018 DDCF STAFF

Festival director, Joori Jung
Art design director, Seline Lim
Technical director, Kenneth Balazovich
Lighting design, Melissa Williamson
Festival manager, Natasha Radford
Welcome center manager, Victoria Koski
Welcome center manager, Mikaela Dear
Welcome center manager, Jaide King-Griffin
Intern Coordinator, Pamela MacIntrye
Friday Funk Night , Kevin Keyz Bausley
Summer stage manager, Maria Simpkins
Workshop manager, Anika Hunter
Photo, Pamela Macintyre & Scott Lipiec
Video, Myron Watkins


THANK YOU TO ALL OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED MAKE DDCF 2016 POSSIBLE!!

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