Eileen Kim (she/her) is a Korean American dancer, choreographer, and dance educator. She received her professional training from the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. Her most influential early mentors are Stella Voskovetskaya, Erin Forrest, and Anton Wilson. Kim began her professional career as an apprentice at Universal Ballet in Seoul, South Korea. Shortly after, she was promoted to the corps de ballet. Kim performed in theaters across South Korea and toured internationally with the company, performing at the Palais de Congrés in Paris, France.
Kim graduated from the University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance with a BFA in Dance and a concentration in Choreography. At USC, Kim performed featured roles in Sonatine by George Balanchine, In Creases by Justin Peck, Whereabouts Unknown by Jiří Kylián, Counterpoint by Kyle Abraham, and performed in works by Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Merce Cunningham, Yin Yue, Dani Rowe, Bret Easterling, and more. Driven by her passion for dance, Kim aims to deepen her physical, artistic, and creative practice while sharing the power of dance with the communities she engages with.