Chuyun Oh

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Associate Professor of Dance Theory/Practice



Primary Email: [email protected]


Primary Phone: 619-594-0911


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Chuyun Oh (PhD. UT Austin) is a Fulbright scholar and Associate Professor of Dance Theory/Practice at San Diego State University. As a pioneer of K-pop dance studies, Dr. Oh offers the first 3 units K-pop dance theory and practice courses in the US at SDSU and CSU Summer Arts respectively. She is the author of K-pop Dance: Fandoming Yourself on Social Media (Routledge), Amazon New Release bestseller in Communications and Pop Dance in July 2022, and the CEO of Oniz Lab, which issues "K-pop Creator Certificates." Her award-winning scholarship and choreography on pop dance and performance activism have received multiple international and national grants and appeared in over 50 global media, a dozen keynote speeches, top-tier journals, and anthologies. As a Kirov Academy of Ballet/Sun Hwa Arts School graduate, she worked as a professional ballet and modern dancer during her early career, performing across the world and receiving international dance competition awards. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Guest Choreographer at Hamilton College, NY. 

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  • 2015 Ph.D. Performance Studies (Portfolio in Gender Studies), The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX
  • 2008 M.A. Aesthetics, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2006 B.A. Dance & Philosophy, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea