Born on Jeju Island in South Korea, where shamanic tradition
is very strong, Dohee Lee learned Korean dance, Korean percussion and vocals. Her art now focuses on integrating these traditional forms with contemporary elements. Each piece and performance blends Eastern and modern Western musical forms and contemporary dance languages into works that emphasize the experimental, ritualistic and healing aspects of music, dance and visual. Lee has presented her work at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and Asian Art Museum in SF and performed at Carnegie Zankel Hall in NYC with the Kronos Quartet, Teatro Municipal
de Lima Peru, Beijing and Europe and collaborated with a wide range of performers such as Anna Halprin, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Amara Tabor-Smith, Larry Ochs, Francis Wong and Tatsu Aoki. She is the recipient of Creative Capital Award, Isadora Ducun Dance Awards, NEA, MAP Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Dancers’ Group, East Bay Community Foundation and Artist Residency from Watermill 2011, Headlands 2012, Montalvo 2013-14, Djerassi 2014 and Ucross Residency 2015.