Kim Young-soon is the Artistic Director of White Wave Dance Company and for over 30 years, she has been showing a magnificent passion for dancing, choreographing and communicating with the audience through her works.
Kim is a Korean dancer, choreographer and teacher, and also one of the choreographers who is being under the spotlight in New York City. After graduating Ewha Women's University in Dance, Kim went to America to further her study in modern dance. Her talent was highly recognized in America as well - she won a scholarship at Martha Graham School in 1977 and has worked with various other top-class dancers and dance companies including Jennifer Muller/The Works, Pearl Lang, and Joyce Trisler. Her dance company, "White Wave Rising", was founded in 1988. Since then, her company appeared on various principal stages both in the US and Asia such as the 1988 Summer Olympics World Dance Festival. Having been a choreographer for over 30 years, Kim choreographed more than 48 works. In 1996, Kim toured 10 cities in four countries in the Far East and Hong Kong. Also, CNN interviewed her for “Inside Asia” which aired internationally. Kim was also chosen as an artist for a documentary film “Arirang; A Celebration of Korean Centennial”. Directed by Tom Coffman, this film premiered in May 2003 at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and subsequently aired on nation-wide PBS television. Since relocating to DUMBO, Brooklyn in 2001, as a curator and a presenter, Kim has presented a series of Festivals at the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater. These festivals are mainstays of New York’s modern dance scene, involving 690 participating choreographers and dance companies and over 3,500 participating performers.