May J Lee Biography
May J Lee is a renowned South Korean dancer and choreographer who is a trainer and dance instructor at 1Million Dance Studio, situated in the famous Gangnam District. The studio is known for training popular Korean pop artists such as Girls’ Generation, 2NE1, and Jay Park. May J Lee is actively involved in the studio’s routines, rehearsals, and shows and her videos show her dancing to catchy tunes with extraordinary dance moves. She was also a part of the Nike Women’s Korea squad. She pursued dancing from a very young age and even majored in practical dancing at university. Her interests are mainly in street dancing and dance battles. In her career as a dancer which spanned over ten years, she also turned into a choreographer as she loved acting and dancing together. Her simple and sophisticated moves make her extremely popular with her fans; her personal dance routines on YouTube have accrued over 19 million views. She currently works as a dance instructor who tours and performs with 1Million Dance Studio.
- May J Lee graduated with a degree in practical dancing from Baekje Art University; her passion made her choose dancing as her career. She began by learning street dance, contemporary hip hop, and battle dancing. She was soon offered an opportunity to join a tap dance team started by her professor. Thus, she ended up balancing both dancing for her professional tap team and working through her street dancing schedules. She did this for three years before she decided to switch her career as she suffered from chronic feet injuries. Her next choice was to teach in dance-related arenas. However, she realized she was most happy when she was dancing and decided to get back to dancing but this time she branched out into choreography. She cites her popularity today to this switch she made early in her career. She strongly believes in dancing and tries to keep herself updated with latest videos and music. Her current routine involves entirely around dancing. She begins by choreographing for classes, practicing these routines, and then teaching. She also receives regular requests outside the studio for other shows as well.
- Her Internet journey began when she started her YouTube channel ‘May J Lee’ in June 2013 and posted videos. These videos mostly concentrated on street dancing, hip hop, and other pieces that she had choreographed. Her channel soon grew popular and currently has over 400k subscribers. She later joined 1Million Studio in 2014, a popular arts collective which mostly consisted of professional dancers who would create as well as teach original choreography. The studio is internationally famous for its K-pop dance videos. Through this studio, she would later collaborate with Nike when they launched the ‘Women’s Revolution’ video; in this video, she performed a dance routine while sporting the latest shoes by Nike.
- She considers her 8-minute choreography for the song ‘Worth it’ by Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink the most special of her performances as it was a clip of the class that accrued over 97 million views and has been covered by many other vloggers. Her other popular pieces include Rihanna’s ‘Work’, Hillary Duff’s ‘Sparks’, Justine Timberlake’s ‘That Girl’, and Janet Jackson’s ‘2 B Loved’. As a company dancer, she frequently collaborates with Eunho Kim, a fellow 1Million Studio member. Apart from her pieces on the 1 Million Studio’s YouTube channel, she also uploads personal clippings in her own channel. Both channels are extremely popular with a high viewership. She also is an active social media influencer. Her Instagram profile, where she posts photographs of her workout sessions, behind the scenes, and dance classes, has over 713k followers. She is also active on her Facebook page which boasts over 140k followers. K-pop dance routines have started going viral and Lee’s choreography often features in these videos. She plans to work as a dance instructor and choreographer as that is her passion. She believes that dancing has taught her to seize the moment and allow her to accept herself. With 1Million Studio’s popularity expanding by the day, she will work with the best of dancers and students.
- May J Lee was born on May 17, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. When she isn’t dancing or choreographing, she likes to watch movies, play video games, relax and eat out. She loves playing with her poodle, Dali, when she is at home and considers him her son. There is no information available on love life as she mostly gives interviews about her professional life.
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