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 last year. Over the last few years she got commited to different theater companies, both on stage and behind the scenes. Since 2011, Soo Mee is a regular dancer for the "Vlaams Muziek Theater" and she is an active member of De Speling, a musical theatre company where she's responsible for choreography for musicals such as "SHOUT! – The Mod Musical”, “Sisters of Swing – The Story of the Andrew Sisters” and "My Fair Lady".

About

Apart from this, Soo Mee is an engaged dance teacher. She teaches ballet, contemporary and musical classes on a regular basis. She also choreographes her own work for her own small company SooMotion, inspired by companies such as Rosas, WArd/waRD, Peeping Tom, etc. And of course, as a dancer, she trains almost daily, taking classes at the Koninklijke Belgische Balletschool Josee Nicola, Dansstudio Arabesque, a.o. and she started training circus techniques and acrobatics at Ell Circo d'Ell Fuego. Whenever possible, she participates (international) workshops throughout the year to keep her mind and body stimulated and up to date.

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

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

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

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

Dance teacher

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

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

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

Productions

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

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

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

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

Portfolio

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Agenda

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Almost Famous

by De Speling 29 & 30 Dec 2017

Christmas performance about 10 youngsters at a school of performing arts...

@ Fakkeltheater, Antwerp

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Sisters of Swing

by De Speling 26, 27 & 28 Jan 2018

The story of the Andrew Sisters

@Brugge

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Sisters of Swing

by De Speling 11 Feb 2018

The story of the Andrew Sisters

@ CC Ter Vesten, Beveren

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Madagascar

by De Speling 31 Mar - 15 Apr 2018

My debute as directer and choreographer for the musical adventure Madagascar! Family spectacle for everybody in the world who likes to MOVE IT MOVE IT!

@ Fakkeltheater, Antwerp

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Stepping Out

by De Speling May 2018

A feelgood musical about 8 women and 1 man together at tapdance class

@ Fakkeltheater, Antwerp

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Contact Me

Phone

+32 476 25 85 63

Email

info[at]soomee1.be

Location

Antwerp City, Belgium