Kim Sagami

Instructor of Dance, Interlochen Arts Camp

Faculty, ChiArts High School, the Joffrey Academy, and Chicago Ballet Arts

B.A., Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology

Kim Sagami's professional background began with American Ballet Theater II, then joined the Joffrey Ballet under the directorship of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino and completed her dance career with the National Tour of 'Phantom of the Opera.' With the Joffrey Ballet for fourteen years, Ms. Sagami participated in many significant historical dance restorations, revivals, as well as newly commissioned works by a wide range of choreographers such as Ashton, Arpino, Cranko, Kudelka, King, Nijinsky, Nijinska, Massine, Tudor, Taylor, Dean, Moulton, Pucci, Kylian, Morris, Sander, Joffrey, and Balanchine. Presently, she teaches ballet in Chicago at the Chicago High School for the Arts, the Joffrey Academy, and Chicago Ballet Arts. During the summer, she looks forward to returning to Interlochen Center for the Arts to teach and enjoy the beauty of the camp. In 2004, she received her professional Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Her interdisciplinary studies provide Ms. Sagami with a unique perspective of design, structure, and rigor as it applies to teaching dance. Ms. Sagami is a répétiteur for the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation, and serves on its Board of Directors.