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Master Classes

 - Anatomy for Dancers

My class will investigate the bones, joints, and muscular contributions to movement, and vascular structures of each section of the body. My class is a movement-oriented anatomy class that includes discussions on the practical application of dance concepts. Relating anatomical concepts to familiar dance movements sharpens students’ intuition and understanding of their bodies. Creative projects explore the ways the arts and sciences intersect. Our goal is to discover the structure and function of the human body from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on relationships between cognition, the nervous system, and movement.



 - Aesthetic of Korean Dance

This workshop teaches the traditional Korean dance of San-Jo, but also incorporates exploration of somatics. Korean traditional dance is known for its calm quality, appearing to the audience to be based on controlled movements and inexpressiveness. 

Dance is a unique way to experience a new culture. This is especially true for Korean culture, where the dance reflects the spirit of hundreds of years of dynasties, of the teaching of Confucius, and of a class-based, patriarchal society. Women had limited ways to express themselves, and the Korean dance became a subtle outlet for that expression. My class dives into the meaning of the movement while giving students new tools to incorporate breathing and calmness into their dance technique.

“When I raise my chin and arms to make a circle, the lines I create don’t end at my body. They connect throughout space, covering the universe. As a human being, I am the center of the universe when I dance.”


Choreographic Commissions and Setting Repertory

The company is available to re-set repertory as well as create an original work on students and professional groups.

  • Australian-Korean Foundation, Australia

  • Ainslie Theater, Canberra, Australia

  • Gorman House Arts Centre, Canberra, Australia

  • Australian National University Arts Centre, Australia

  • Tuggeranong Art Center, Tuggeranong, Australia

  • 경성대학 Kyungsung University, Busan, South Korea

  • 창무춤터 Changmu ChumTeo, Seoul, South Korea

  • 광주문화예술회관 Gwangju Art Center, South Korea

  • Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Korean Cultural Center, New York, New York

  • Dixon Place Residency, New York, New York

  • The Field Emerging Artist Residency, New York, New York

Commissioned work by Korean Cultural Center, NYC

Deborah Choi, Choreographer and Dance Educator, June 17-24 2017

“Working with Hee Ra Yoo during the festival, the process was organic, intelligent and exhilarating. Hee Ra Yoo approaches choreography with a specific voice she has developed during her career. Invention, originality and current are the descriptions of her process that immediately come to mind. Collaboration was easy, patient and visionary. We both grew from this remarkable experience and look forward to a repeat effort in our near future."

Past Classes


  • MoveOn

    • Ballet Master Class

    • 12-14 Neubaugasse, Vienna, Austria

    • January 10-11, 2019​

  •  Broadway Dance Center, NYC

    • 322 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

    • Jan 12, 2019  6 pm

  • Ials Studio, Rome, Italy,

    • June 13 & 14 at 5pm, 2018

    • Master Class on Contemporary Dance

  • American Dance Festival,

    • Duke University, Durham NC

    • June 24, 25, 26, 2018

    • Master classes on Dance Alignment and Placement 

    • Master classes on Pilates with Thera-band

  • Move On Dance Center, 

    • 12-14 Neubaugasse, Vienna, Austria

    • July 31-August 13, 2018

  • Summer intensive classes

  • Jamaica Performing Arts Center

    • Jamaica, New York

  • Dance New Amsterdam

    • New York

  • Joongang University

    • Seoul, Korea

  • Broadway Dance Center

    • Tokyo, Japan

  • Harbour Dance Centre

    • Vancouver, Canada

  • Gorman Art Center

    • Canberra, Australia

  • IaIs Studio

    • Rome, Italy

  • Move On Dance Center

    • Vienna, Austria

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