Hee Ra Yoo, Artistic Director
International choreographer Hee Ra Yoo founded the New York modern dance company “Yoo and Dancers” in 2009 after completing the MFA program at NYU Tisch. Before moving to New York City in 2007, Ms. Yoo danced with the Korean National Ballet, the California Ballet, the San Diego City Ballet, the Canberra Dance Theatre in Australia, and was a guest with the Kirov Ballet company Russia. Ms.Yoo has taught dance at universities in the U.S. and Korea and as a guest teacher in Japan, Canada, Australia, Korea. She has coached the Australian and Korean Olympic Gymnastics Teams. In New York City, Ms. Yoo has taught at the Joffrey Ballet School, Dance New Amsterdam, and Peridance Currently teaching at Steps on Broadway. This season, Yoo & Dancers will perform two full-length concert works commissioned by the Korean Culture Center and by Dixon Place.
Design, movement, technique, emotion, suspense, it’s got it all.
-Barbara Figg Fox, The Princeton Comment
Her own company has a focus on the modern genre... After seeing a well-made contemporary ballet like this, it’s exciting to know that as a modern choreographer.... Yoo has successfully transferred her sensibility of movement to the pointe-clad dancer...It leads me to take her for her word that Yoo and Dancers is without borders.
- Leigh Schanfein, Dance Informa, January 30, 2013