Mihyun Lee appreciates the integration of dance and psychology. For about 25 years of dance practice shaped her understanding of the primal nature of the body and its expression.
She has trained in dance since 1992 in South Korea. The root of her movement principles came from learning Korean traditional dance at Sunhwa Arts school. The more she studied dance, the more her interest grew in the creative aspect of art. This interest led her to study choreography, and she achieved a B.A. in Performing Arts with a concentration in choreography at Kookmin University in 2005. After she moved to the Bay Area in 2009, she began to explore contact improvisation and improvisational forms of dance on and off stage. Through this exploration, she discovered therapeutic aspect of improvisation. This brought her to study Expressive Arts Therapy and Somatic Psychology under Counseling Psychology program at California Institute of Integral Studies.
In 2011, She volunteered at Asian Women’s Shelter to support survivors of domestic violence and at UCSF Arts for Recovery to support cancer patients. She worked at UCSF Infant-Parent program as a trainee from September 2015 to August 2016.
updated on Jan 30th, 2017