• Certification- ABT® National Training Curriculum, ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 3, AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
  • Masters of Fine Arts-, Teaching and Choreography Emphasis, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts-, Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Korean Folk, SEJONG UNIVERSITY
  • Training-, Ballet, Men’s Technique, Repertoire, Partnering, Character Dance, Historical Court Dance, KIROV ACADEMY OF BALLET


  Jay Kim, Assistant Professor, School of Dance, University of Utah

Professor Jay Kim is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Dance at the University of Utah. He earned his MFA from the University of Utah, his BFA from the Sejong University, and is an ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. He received his fundamental training on full scholarships from the Kirov Academy of Ballet while training with Alla Sizova, Roudolf Kharatian, and Vladimir Djouloukhadze and in Korea at the Dance Arts Institute, Chang-Mu Dance Conservatory, and Kwang-Ju Arts High School. In his career, he was awarded a total of 9 grand prix and gold medals in international competitions in the Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, and Korean Traditional Dance categories.

Professor Kim’s professional career includes dancing as a principal and soloist artist with Universal Ballet Company, Korean National Ballet, Korean Ballet Theatre, and Dayton Ballet Theatre, across 13 countries and 150 cities on the major stages of the world, under the direction of Oleg Vinogradov, Bruce Steivel, Julia Moon, Cha-Young Suh, and Dermot Burke, while performing the leading roles in a repertoire of 13 full-length classical ballets and 37 one-act and contemporary ballets.

Professor Kim has created, established, and serves as Director of the University of Utah Asian Campus, International Ballet Summer Intensive held in Incheon, Korea; an international, high caliber, culturally enriching ballet program, of students aged 15-26 from America and Korea, that boasts an international renown stellar faculty of premiere ballet companies of the world and provides students the opportunity to train in international ballet methodologies rarely offered in America on the English immersion Incheon Global Campus that houses the worlds’ top universities.

Professor Kim’s original choreographic works have been performed internationally in Spain, Korea, and Costa Rica and nationally in Michigan, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. His works include a classical full-length Cinderella production, Sentience, Metamorphosis, Reciprocity, Remembrance, Enraptured, Binari, Etudes, The Human Experience, and Elegy that have been performed by Seoul Ballet Theatre, Kwangju City Ballet, Korean Ballet Theatre, Ballet Frontier of Texas, Utah Ballet, Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble, Utah Metropolitan Ballet Company, Utah Regional Ballet, have been presented at Youth America Grand Prix competitions, LINK Dance Festival, and awarded as a finalist in the Utah Regional Ballet Choreography Design Competition and the Utah Metropolitan Ballet Director’s Choice Choreography Design competition.

He has served as master teacher with the Korea International Ballet Competition, World Ballet Grand Prix, Seoul Ballet Theatre, Kwangju City Ballet, Korean Ballet Theatre, Kirov Academy of Ballet, Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre, Mercyhurst University, Oakland University, Sejong University, Brigham Young University, Centro de Danza Company, Folklore Festival day of Europe, Great Lakes Dance Festival, Ballet Center of Fort Worth, LINK Choreography Festival, Salt Contemporary Dance, Salt Lake City Ballet, Jacqueline’s School of Ballet, Metropolitan Ballet Academy and Theatre, and Art Ballet Center of Seoul.

Professor Kim is an ABT® Project Plie Partner Teacher, serves as a partner for Kirov Academy of Ballet, has presented at and serves on the Membership and Outreach Committee of CORPS de Ballet International, has published in the Dance Research Journal of Korea, is a Steering Committee member for the Korea International Ballet Competition, and is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science.