DaEun Jung is a Los Angeles-based choreographer/dancer who interlaces forms, principles, and methods of her ancestral and contemporary performance practices. Jung’s work has been supported by Los Angeles Performance Practice (LAPP), REDCAT, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, CultureHub LA, Pieter Performance Space, Highways, Electric Lodge, Movement Research at Judson Church, and Korea Foundation. She has received residencies from L.A. Dance Project, Brockus Project Dance, Camera Obscura Art Lab, Dance Resource Center, and Show Box LA, as well as Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) Forward Dialogues 2019. As a dancer, Jung has worked and performed at MANCC (FL, 2019), Jacob’s Pillow (MA, 2020), and New York Live Arts (NY, 2020, 2022), REDCAT (CA, 2021), and the Momentary (AR, 2022) for Milka Djordjevich’s CORPS.
A master artist of the 2019 Alliance for California Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program and 2019-2020 Cultural Trailblazer of City of Los Angeles Department Cultural Affairs, Jung has redefined the practice and repertoire of Korean dance in inter/multi-cultural settings as a continuation of her MFA in choreography at UCLA (2018) where she was a Westfield Emerging Artist. As a full-time dancer of Gyeonggido Dance Company which is internationally renowned for its large-scale traditional and contemporary Korean dance repertoire, she toured cities and countries in Asia and Europe. Having six years of early conservatory training in dance at the National Gugak School as a recipient of the National Theater of Korea Award, she obtained a BA in dance from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. Jung has taught at Santa Monica College, Loyola Marymount University, and University of Nevada Reno and currently is a lecturer at UC Riverside. Her new project Norri, which will be premiered in Fall 2023 in partnership with LAPP, is a finalist of the 2022 National Dance Project Production Grant.