About

I love Dance, Music & Maths.

About Me

Born in Korea. Raised in Belgium.
Home in Antwerp & Amsterdam.

Soo Mee has always had a passion for music, ever since she started playing the violin as a little child. It wasn’t until later she got inspired by dance and theatre and so she started taking dance classes several times a week. Soo Mee’s love for dance grew stronger and she decided to continue her training professionally at the Amsterdam University of the Arts - from which she successfully graduated in 2017. Over the last few years she got commited to different theatre companies, both on stage and behind the scenes. Soo Mee is one of the dancers for the "Vlaams Muziek Theater", she started performing with "Theater Tol" in 2017 and she is an active member of music(al) theatre company "De Speling". Apart from choreographing musicals such as "SHOUT!", “Sisters of Swing – The Story of the Andrew Sisters”, "My Fair Lady" and "Stepping Out", she also assists in direction and she takes part in the entire productions process. So - last spring 2018 - the musical adventure "Madagascar" premiered as her first production as director and choreographer; and this year, apart from choreographing and performing "Cabaret", she also stayed close to the entire production process as assistant-director.

About

Soo Mee teaches mostly contemporary classes. Due to the different artistic projects she had to give up her weekly classes, though there are still some projects with youngsters and workshops on the schedule.

She also choreographes her own work #SooMotion. In Amsterdam, Soo Mee discoverd her passion for creating fysical dance theatre, and by working out her second piece "The Cube", she found her identity as a young choreographer. "What's on your mind" and "Where's the revolution" followed the years after, each contributing to the development of her own style and signature.

Education

Bachelor of Dance in Education (2013-2017)
Amsterdam University of the Arts, Amsterdam

Bachelor in Education: Mathematics & Informatics (2010-2013)
Karel de Grote-Hogeschool, Antwerp

Bachelor of Mathematics (2007-2010)
University of Antwerp, Antwerp

ASO, Latin & Mathematics (2001-2007)
Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege, Malle

Initiatives

member of vzw De Speling, Antwerp (2018-now)
Antwerp-based musical and theatre company.

core-member of vzw Den Beulebak, Antwerp (2009-now)
small cultural centre for music, theater, a.o.

partner of Artbeat Amsterdam (2015-now)
experimental platform for the arts and entertainment sector.

co-founder Folk in't Stad, Antwerp (2012-now)
local initiative for folky events.

Dance teacher & coach

Amsterdam University of the Arts (2018)
personal coach Artistic Practice

Dansgroep Chara, Schoten (2017-2018)
contemporary and ballet classes for children and youngsters

Marco Polo, Antwerp (2016-now)
weekly dance workshops for newcomers

De Speling, Antwerp (2016-2018)
musical course for youngsters

Hypnosis Dance Academy, Roeselare (2016-2017)
modern ballet classes for children and youngsters

Productions

Blinker de musical - Team Jacques (2020); choreographer

First Date - De Speling (2020); choreographer

Land van de glimlach - Vlaams Muziek Theater (2019-2020); dancer

9 to 5 de musical - De Speling (2019); choreographer

De man die het wist - De Speling (2019); assistant production

Indeedy Musical Bingo - Indeedy inc (2019); dancer

Cabaret - De Speling (2018-2020); choreographer, dancer

Pedaleando hacia el Cielo - Theater Tol (2018-2019); dancer

Een Nacht in Venetië - Vlaams Muziek Theater (2018-2019); dancer, assistant

Groep Vers - Vulkaan (2017-2019); performer & co-creator

Halloween Night @ Middelheimpark (2018); performer

Stepping Out - De Speling (2017-2018); choreographer

Madagascar - De Speling (2017-2018); director & choreographer

De Vogelhandelaar - Vlaams Muziek Theater (2017-2018); dancer

Future Flights - Aureline D'Haese / Tour de Force (2018); coach

Sisters of Swing - De Speling (2017-2018); choreographer

Garden of Angels - Theater Tol (2017-2018); dancer

Almost Famous - De Speling (2017); choreographer

K.E.T.-Ladies & band (2017); choreographer

Where's the Revolution - #SooMee1 (2017); choreographer, dancer

My Fair Lady - De Speling (2016-2017); choreographer, dancer

What's on your mind? - #SooMee1 / Festival Finale (2016-2017); choreographer

De Lustige Boer - Vlaams Muziek Theater (2016-2017); dancer

Sinatra - De Speling (2016-2017); assistant director

Sisters of Swing - De Speling (2016-2017); choreographer

SHOUT! - De Speling (2016-2017); choreographer

Playground - #SooMee1 & Jort Faber (2016); choreographer, dancer

AIR - #SooMee1 / Prikkelbaar (2015-2016); choreographer

Sisters of Swing - De Speling (2015-2016); choreographer

Viktoria en haar Huzaar - Vlaams Muziek Theater (2015-2016); dancer

Beestenbende - John Wooter (2015-2016); dancer

SHOUT! - De Speling (2015-2016); choreographer

The Cube - #SooMee1 / 2ehands (2014-2015); choreographer

SHOUT! - De Speling (2014-2015); choreographer

Op de Purp'ren Hei - Vlaams Muziek Theater (2014-2015); dancer

Slaves to the Rhythm - Melvin Fraenk & Anne Suurendonk (2014-2015); dancer

Lifelines - #SooMee1 / 14inch (2013-2014); choreographer

SHOUT! - De Speling (2013-2014); choreographer

De Lustige Weduwe - Vlaams Muziek Theater (2013-2014); dancer

Raak! - Nita Liem (2012-2013); dancer

Edith & Simone - De Speling (2012-2013); extra

In't Witte Paard - Vlaams Muziek Theater (2012-2013); dancer

De Graaf van Luxemburg - Vlaams Muziek Theater (2011-2012); dancer

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Agenda

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9 to 5

by De Speling Dec 2019

9 TO 5 is het verhaal van Doralee, Violet en Judy, 3 collega’s die tot hun kookpunt gedreven worden door hun seksistische en egocentrische baas. Ze vormen een complot om hun baas te ontvoeren en de rollen om te draaien.

@ Fakkeltheater, Antwerp

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Cabaret

by De Speling Jan 2019

Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.

@ Brugge & @ Kieldrecht

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Land van de Glimlach

by VMT Jan - May 2020

The Land of Smiles is a romantic operetta in three acts by Franz Lehár. This was one of Lehár's later works, and has a bittersweet ending which the Viennese loved. The title refers to the supposed Chinese custom of smiling, whatever happens in life.

@ CC Zwanenberg, Heist-op-den-Berg & tour Tickets
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Blinker

by Team Jacques Sept 2020

Kruisem, summer holidays. Blinker and Nelle are about to meet again, finally - after a year of letter writing. It starts out as a quiet summer, untill the Baroness dies. The (crumbling) school for the deaf inherits the BagBagJuwel, but nobody knows where it is hidden. The residents of Kruisem decide to work together to find it, but... all with good intentions?

@ De Valkaart, Oostkamp

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Contact Me

Phone

+32 476 25 85 63

Email

info[at]soomee1.be

Location

Antwerp City, Belgium