Junghee, originally from Seoul Korea, was certified in 1999 by Romana Kryzanowska at The New York Pilates Studio® in New York City. She worked with Bob Liekens, Brett Howard, Ton Voogt, Michael Fritzke, Peter Fiasca, and many other well-known teachers.
Junghee has an extensive background as a professional dancer and she performed at the Opening Ceremonies of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. In 2001 Junghee was a featured model in Dr. Peter Fiasca’s Classical Pilates Technique DVD series. Junghee earned a BA in Dance Education (Kyung-Hee University, Seoul Korea, 1990), an MA in Dance/Dance Education (NYU, 1995), and a PhD in Performing Arts (Kyung-Hee University, Seoul Korea, 2005). Her published research papers include The Effect of The Pilates Method on Dancers, Cognitive Style and Body Awareness, A Qualitative Approach to the Effects of Pilates Exercise, and An Inquiry of Philosophy and Principles of The Pilates Method.After serving as a Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates for several years, Junghee returned to Seoul and co-founded Korea’s first Pilates studios, Pilates Korea and Classic Pilates. She was an often-featured Pilates expert in Korean National TV and print, and as a featured Instructor for Pilates videos in Singapore. In 2006, she returned to New York City where she currently teaches at New Jersey’s Can Do Fitness Club as well as a Teacher Trainer for the United States Pilates Association.