I craft contemporary dance works through a patient, collaborative process. My casts keep audiences on their toes with sudden shifts between nuanced gestures, over the top physicalities, meditative moments, and absurd exchanges that are awkward, honest, hilarious, raw, and virtuosic. To build a group and generate movement material, I draw from methods in dance, theater, bodywork, visual art, writing, and more with the aim of expanding the range of who can dance and what can be considered dance to celebrate a range of bodies and experiences. There is play between what is familiar and unexpected. Dancers move in silence then break into choir-like singing and guttural grunting. Performances may be partnered with original music tracks ranging from mash ups of found sounds to rock bands to atmospheric electronica. Elaborate sets made of cardboard boxes may be destroyed; a trampoline and chairs can be reconfigured. We may be colorful in exaggerated pedestrian looks or muted in oversized rompers. On occasion, the fourth wall is broken through a sensitive gaze, intimate conversation, or a prop given as a gift. My collaborators and I consider ideas like borders and boundaries, Korean and Korean-American identity, and the potential for contradictory elements to exist in a single moment. By starting with questions or concerns, dance-making is a way for me to explore what exists between and beyond known categorizations and cultivate curiosity toward what is different or unexpected.