Dahye Lee (이다혜) is a PhD student in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. A native of Seoul, South Korea, she is a dancer and a choreographer of Korean dance. She double majored in dance and philosophy and completed her MFA (ABD) in dance at Ewha Womans University, Seoul. Before joining the Graduate Center in 2020, she earned her MA in Theatre and Performance at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

As a practitioner, Dahye considers choreography as a way of processing her experiences. Whether working alone or together, she is most interested in how an individual’s experience shapes the way one moves and expresses. As a non-native English speaker who constantly translates and gets translated, she is invested in exploring different meanings and senses that language and movement each, as well as together, embody.


Research Interests

  • intercultural theatre and dance
  • autobiography and autobiographical performance
  • new materialism and performance in a more-than-human world
  • embodiment and corporeality
  • the act of translation and the (un)translatable represented in performance