Kiha Lee is a prolific performer, choreographer, teacher, and certified Intermediate Junior Level III Iyengar Yoga instructor. Currently, she teaches Modern Dance classes, including Directed Study-Dance, Conditioning For Dance, and also Iyengar Yoga classes at Los Angeles Valley College and Iyengar Yoga Institute.
Kiha's many achievements began with her winning first place at the national and international youth dance competitions. Her choreography has been presented nationally and internationally, including collaborations with the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra (1996), the Los Angeles Festival (1993), the International Dance Festival (1995/98), the American College Dance Festivals (1998-1999), Los Angeles Women's Theater Festival (1997-2002), Solos & Duets Choreographer's Showcase (1996-2003), Los Angeles Arts Open House, California Choreographers Dance Festival, Dance Kaleidoscope, Spring Dance Series at the Brand Library, LAVC Spring Dance Production (2002-2012), Dance Moving Forward Festival, Four Headed Dance Series (II), Mozart and His Times Festival, The Big Event, and WAC IS BACK at UCLA. She choreographed and presented the full evening length concert, "Forsaking the Bakery" (collaborated with Ken James), "Dancing in the Dark", and "Kiha Lee and Dancers". Her solo work has also been aired on the public network channels KCET and the Classic Arts Showcase.
Her choreography and performances have been featured at the Ford Amphitheater, Highways, Royce Hall at UCLA, Schoenberg Hall at UCLA, Freud Playhouse at UCLA, Glorya Kaufman Hall at UCLA, Los Angeles Theater Center, Palmer Auditorium at Connecticut College, Redlands University, The Community Center in Sacramento and Houston, Playhouse at Cal State L.A., Luckman Theater at Cal State L.A., Cal State Fullerton, Scottish Auditorium, Brand Library, Loyola Marymount University, Laguna Art Museum, The Vision Complex Theater 1, Zipper Hall at the Colburn School of Performing Art, Barnsdall Art Center, Occidental College, Knoebel Dance Theater at Cal State Long Beach, Footwork Dancers' Group, and Theater Artaud in San Francisco. Kiha has also performed with several major dance companies throughout Asia since she was 5 years old.
She collaborated and performed with the Trip Dance Theater, The Great Leap Inc., Benita Bike's DanceArt Company, Djanbazian Dance Company, UCLA Dance Company, White Noise Theatre Inc., Aida Redza of Shakti Dances (Malaysia) and Gabriela Medina Rangel (Mexico), Multi-Media Performance Event with writers, actors and musicians sponsored by Rockefeller Foundation, Dan Wagoner's solo piece, "Crossing", and with modern dance icon Marion Scott in the work entitled "The Sprit Dances" from 2000 to 2008. She is also co-producer of Chopsticks & Sneaker Dance Group, based in Los Angeles since 1991.
Ms. Lee was a member of the dance faculty at UCLA, Cal State Poly Pomona, Cal State L.A. (Yoga), and has been invited as a guest faculty member at numerous universities and workshops such as Connecticut College, the American College Dance Festivals, East-West Players, Dance Ethnology Forum at UCLA, Center Stage Lecture at Royce Hall, Wadsworth Theater, and the International Dance Festivals. She was also an artist-in-residence at Canoga Park High School.
Kiha has been nominated three times for the prestigious Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography and Best Female Performer in 2001, 2004, and 2007. In 2014, she received The Integrity Award for Best Performing Artist from the City of Los Angeles.
Ms. Lee holds an MFA in Choreography/Performance from UCLA.
Kiha is a certified Intermediate Junior Level III instructor of Iyengar Yoga who has been teaching for 16 years. She completed the three-year Teacher Training Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles. Kiha traveled to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family and has also attended national Iyengar conventions in Pasadena CA, Estes Park CO, and Las Vegas NV. She also continues to attend numerous workshops with senior Iyengar teachers including the 2005 Iyengar Intensive in Estes Park, Colorado where she practiced under BKS Iyengar. Kiha was a member of the faculty at Cal State University Los Angels and Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles. Currently, she is teaching yoga and dance classes at Los Angeles Valley College. She co-translated the Iyengar Yoga book, Preliminary Course by Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar into Korean and it was published in 2011.