Sea (pronounced as “Say”) Lee is one of the newest additions to the wonderful SCD family for the season. Born and raised in South Korea, she was trained both conservatively and professionally at SunHwa Arts High School under the direction of Seung Yup Hong. She received an BFA with Cum Laude honors from University of Florida and MFA with fellowship from Hollins University/ American Dance Festival. As a performer, Sea has performed in the works of such diverse artists including Neta Pulvermacher, Kristin O’Neal, Michael Foley, Kraig Bopi Patterson, Ming-Lung Yang, Ella Ben-Ahron, Seungyup Hong, HeJin Jang, Thomas DeFrantz, Kevin Guy, Victoria Marks, and Renee Robinson from Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, to name a few.
She has been on the faculty at the University of Tampa, St. Petersburg College and a guest instructor at Hollins University. Sea’s choreography has been presented by Co-motion Dance Theatre (2013, 2014), HCC Dance Ensembles (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), ACDFA in University of North Carolina Greensboro (2013) and Florida State University (2011), University of Tampa (2015, 2016), and presented at Hollins University, NewGrounds Festival, and the American Dance Festival. As an art advocate, she has served as a review panel for Creative Pinellas and Emerging Artist Grant (2016, 2017), which award grants to winners in various genres of arts. She currently serves as a dance faculty at Hillsborough Community College and Cypress Creek Middle High School, and performs with Moving Current Dance Collective, REVolutions Dance, and Sarasota Contemporary Dance.