Jungwoong Kim was born and raised in South Korea. From a young age he trained for in different kinds of martial arts and Korean traditional dances. He became very interested in the energy exchange of the bodies and the movement discipline of protection and play. He graduated from Korea National University of the Arts in Seoul with a degree in choreography. In Seoul he collaborated and performed extensively with award winning Trust Dance Company with whom he toured across the Korean country, as well as Kathy Duck's improvisational group Magpie in Amsterdam. He creates works for the stage, film and site-specific. He collaborates with musicians, actors, dancers, visual artists. His choreographic work has been supported by the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture and Arts Council Korea. His works have been presented in a number of venues in New York, Seoul, Busan and Philadelphia. Since 2006, he has collaborated extensively with Marion Ramirez. Most recently performing undercurrents, which incorporated life music by Ellen Gerdes at Danspace Project at St. Marks Church and at Global Music and Dance at Conwell Hall at Temple University. He teaches Contact Improvisation regularly and hosts the CI monthly jam at Studio 34. Currently, he collaborates as a performer with Leah Stein Dance Company and Merian Soto Performance Practice.