YOURAN LEE • CHOREOGRAPHY
Youran Lee is a performer, choreographer, and dance educator from San Diego, California that is now based in New York City. With a B.S. in Applied Psychology from New York University, Youran combines her love for dance with her love for people by striving to create dance spaces that are inclusive and accessible for all.
Youran started dancing at the age of 9 in multiple forms of dance, including Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet, and Modern. She has competed in multiple dance companies since childhood, which later led to her becoming the youngest Artistic Director for the Neighbors, a competitive NYC dance team. Under Youran’s leadership, the Neighbors won several awards, including first place at World of Dance, second place at Elements, and much more. She proved herself to be a leader in the New York dance community-- she became the youngest faculty member at House of Movement, founded her own company called YLDC, and started dance programs for the community such as the Absolute Beginner Workshops and WFH online dance program.
In addition, Youran has trained with the Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester, and is a member of Bo Park’s Shinsa The Collective. She is currently also a teacher at the School of Nimbus in Jersey City and PJM Studios in Manhattan. Youran’s credits include: BTS Love Yourself Tour, Nickelodeon, Boss In The Mirror (사장님귀는 당나귀귀), Ted Park, La Liga, Peridance, and more.
Youran's style is powerful, quick on her feet, and focuses heavily on textures. She hopes to push her students to reach their fullest potentials by working on unique musicality and expansive movements. Her choreography mostly consists of Hip Hop and Jazz techniques, but is also heavily inspired by other street dance forms such as House, Popping, and Waacking. In her Adv.beginner/Intermediate class, Youran hopes to help dancers looking to push themselves to the next level through slow, detailed instruction, but with higher-level choreography.