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Lee Na-Moo

photo by | Louis Fitch

Lee is an internationally renown performer and an innovative force in the dance community.

His performances combine the vibrant art of belly dance with contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and several Asian styles. While belly dance has largely been known as feminine art form and has largely been associated with the Hollywood's ideas of what's a belly dancer is, Lee's performances elevate this ancient art form to pure artistry, requiring terrific physical mastery and control. And the notion of men within this art form is rare and very compelling; Lee tries to honor it with his sincere sense of creativity. With his physicality and emotion, Lee is reinventing this breathtaking art form.

He can be seen in Taproot's (Victory Records) music video "Release Me." In October 2010, he won the Chicago Oriental Dance Competition, and perform with Mario Kirlis in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was invited to Spain in March of 2013 to perform and teach at the 7th International Oriental Festival in Valladolid. Recently, tour in Morocco, Germany, West Coast USA, Prague, and Bosnia with BDE 2016-2017 tour.

Lee has proven himself internationally as well as locally in the Chicago area. He is helping to shape a new perspective of belly dance through his tireless efforts in choreography and performance, to raise this dance form to a truly artistic experience.

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