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TWU dance student selected for 2017 International Young Choreographer Project
Yeajean Choi, master of fine arts student in the TWU Department of Dance. Photo by Visionstyler Press.
Yeajean Choi, a master of fine arts student in the Department of Dance at Texas Woman’s University, is one of eight choreographers and the only U.S. student to be chosen for the World Dance Alliance's prestigious 2017 International Young Choreographer Project. Choi will travel to Kaohsiung, Taiwan this July to participate in the project’s three-week residency program.
Eight emerging choreographers, representing six countries and four WDA divisions, were selected through an adjudicated process. Choi will be the only choreographer representing WDA Americas and will be joined by three from WDA Asia Pacific, three from WDA Taiwan and one from WDA Europe.
The International Young Choreographer Project provides each participant with an honorarium, accommodation, meals and a stipend to cover production costs. The choreographers will spend two weeks rehearsing with a group of selected Taiwanese dancers before presenting final performances during the third week. Rehearsals and performances will take place in the studios and Experimental Theater of Tsoying Senior High School in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Choi earned her bachelor of fine arts and master of interdisciplinary studies of arts degrees from Sung Kyun Kwan University in 2012 and 2014, respectively. She currently is pursuing her master of fine arts degree at the TWU Department of Dance, where she also serves as digital media coordinator. Choi specializes in multimedia choreography, and teaches Korean dance at her own Dallas non-profit, the Jean Korean Dance Company.
Yeajean Choi. Photo by Visionstyler Press.