Soomi Kim is an actor/multidisciplinary artist based in NYC. She performs with several companies and artists including Ex.p girl and composer/choreographer Grisha Coleman as as well as creating and producing her own original work. In October 2008 her original play Lee/gendary (based on the life of Bruce Lee–written by Derek Nguyen and directed by Suzi Takahashi) ran for 3 weeks's at HERE Arts Center's mainstage. This production (produced by and featuring Kim as Bruce Lee) garnered 6 IT Awards nominations and received the award for 2009 Outstanding Production of a Play, Lee/gendary was also presented at the First National Asian American Theater Festival (FNAATF) held in New York City in 2007. She enjoys the process of collaboration and is interested in work that blurs boundaries, disciplines and genres. Her movement style is a powerful hybrid of dance, martial arts and acrobatics. Dictee is based on Korean American writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's seminal work of poetry and will feature musician Jen Shyu and directed by Suzi Takahashi. Soomi is also a competitive gymnastics coach and choreographer. She is a Circle in the Square Professional Training program graduate and 2008 Urban Artist Initiative grant recipient.