|grace shinhae jun (PHD) (BA-UCSD, MFA-Sarah Lawrence College) is a choreographer, educator, performer, and scholar who loves the language of movement and the power of knowledge. Her movement and rhythm are based on a union of hip hop and contemporary techniques that serve as the foundation for her company bkSOUL. She teaches at UC San Diego, San Diego City College, and for TranscenDANCE Youth Arts Project. As a performer, grace has worked with many different artists including Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater, tammy l. wong dance company (Singapore), Allyson Green Dance and Gabe Masson Dance. In addition to collaborating with spoken word poets from Collective Purpose, grace has worked with hip hop theatre artist Will Power. Her research focuses on race, gender, and class representations in the hip hop body and hip hop performance.