Director – EunJoo Kang
|1985||경남 진주여자고등학교 졸업|
|1989||숙명여자대학교 무용학과 졸업|
|1995||New York University 무용 고등교육학 석사 학위 Master of Arts in Dance Higher Education|
Eunjoo Kang started dancing at an early age and has continued her dance education under the prominent Korean Traditional dancers. Receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1989 at Sookmyung Women University, Ms. Kang has studied traditional and folk Korean dance under Mubong Whang from 1982 through 1984. From 1985 to 1993, she studied Sung Mu, Sal Pu Ri and other traditional Korean dance under Myungsook Han; who had received the prestigious Human Living Treasure (HLT) designation from the government of Korea and under Jaeman Chung, who inherited the HLT designation after Ms. Han passed away. Pursing broader understanding of modern dance theory, in an effort to form her own theory of traditional Korean dance with the same vigor as that of modern dance; Ms. Kang, earned her Master’s degree from New York University (NYU) in Dance Education in 1995. Her study at NYU included Eric Hopkins and the Laban effort shape.
Currently serving as managing director of Woori Garak Dance Company, based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey since 1998, as the director and a dancer at Panoram Asian Dance Project company in New York since 2007, and as the director of Korean Dance at Korean Community Center (FGS) in Englewood, New Jersey since 2011; Eunjoo Kang has been actively performing and choreographing to promote the beauty of Korean traditional dance.
Over the past 20 years, Ms. Kang has performed all over Asia, Europe and North America in various tours, festivals and competitions; in 1986 at Festival International De Montignac in Montignac, in 1991 at the Festival International de Folklore in Concarneau, France and at the opening ceremony of the 1986 Asian Games, at the closing ceremony of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, and in 2008 at Asian/Pacific American Heritage Festival, International Night Music and Dance in New York.
Ms. Kang also plays an active role in promoting Korean cultural heritage through dance by coordinating and directing various informal performances at schools, libraries, churches, and nursing homes in New York and New Jersey since 2001.