Theater Guest Artists

Dayoung Jeong

Dayoung Jeong headshot


DAYOUNG JEONG (first name pronounced like “da” in “ta-da!” and “young”) is a theater-maker from South Korea. In her cauldron, you can often spot English alphabets and Korean hangul, and her spells are incanted in various ways. Dayoung conjures up Korean stories for the American audience (Sister Mok-rahn) and stories written in English for the Korean audience (Cuddles by Joseph Wilde). She also has a close relationship with the Korean National Ballet for which she provided interpretation and dramaturgical support for repertoires including The Sleeping Beauty by Marcia Haydée, Anna Karenina by Christian Spuck, and Forgotten Land by Jiří Kylián. In June 2020, she will transport the audience at the Seoul Arts Center Opera House to high seas through her adaptation of classical ballet, Le Corsaire. Her own plays include A Sunflower for Vincent (Lotte Concert Hall) and Sweet Pee (2019 Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series finalist). She holds a B.A. in English Literature (Yonsei University) and M.F.A. in Dramaturgy (Columbia University).