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Our Non-profit organization NKPAD (Navillera Korean Permance and Art Development) is becoming TKDC (Toronto Korean Dance Company).

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As per the update, our homepage is moving to a new domain.

Navillerakoreandance.com will be no longer available after April.
There is nothing for you to do. We will redirect you to the new one once we close the previous one.

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What's NKPAD?

NKPAD (Navillera Korean Performing Arts Development) is a professional dance organization that is committed to preserving Korean traditional dance as our inheritance. We thrive on creativity in many projects and are enthusiastic about demonstrating the soul and attraction of authentic Korean dance to our multi-cultural communities based in Toronto.

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Upcoming Events

Navillera Senior Program - Korean Dance

Jan 3 - Mar 28, 2023
Every Tuesday 1 - 2pm, Navillera Studio

Navillera Senior Program - Drum

Jan 3 - Mar 28, 2023
Every Tuesday 2 - 3pm, Navillera Studio

Sarangbang Project

Jun 3, 2023 (Sat)

Hee Rin Kim

Founder & Director

Hee Rin Kim has been danced more than 35 years since she was 10 years old. She was born in Seoul and grew up until she came to Canada after her marriage. In Korea, she graduated from Sungeui Women University with a Korean dance degree then moved onto Yejun Dance Company to perform and train students at Jungkyung Dance Ecole located in Daechi-dong in Seoul. After she moved to Canada, she’s been a member of KDSSC for 16 years since 2000 and has experienced various performances and choreographies. After all, she established Navillera Korean Dance Company in April 2017.

Recent History

Sep, 2019

Navillera Dance Studio Open

Oct 13, 2018

Performance at Toronto Centre for Arts - Nirvana the Connected Oneness

Aug, 2018

Found Navillera Korean Performing Arts Development (NKPAD) - Non-profit organization

Apr 28, 2018

Performance at Fairbiew Library Theatre - Uwoolim

  • Choi Jong-Sil style Sogo-Chum, Jainchug, Lee Mae-Bang style Salpuri trained with Man Jin-Soo, Mentor
  • Kim Sook-Ja style Dosalpuri trained with Lee Jung-Hee, The Chief Successor of Its Style
  • Korean-Canadian dance form directed by Mi Young Kim
  • Arts diploma in Korean traditional dance
  • Ballet/Modern dance as 2nd major
  • Formal training in the very mainstream of Korean traditional dances
    - Salpuri and Taepyungmu in Han Young-Sook style
    - Jindobukchum in Park Byung-Chun style
  • Classical ballet
  • Modern dance
  • Korean traditional dance
  • Running professional development, Community dance programs
  • Developing the project of combining Salpurichum (a Korean traditional dance) and Surya Namaskar (Yoga, Sun salutation)
  • Teaching adults and youths classes Korean traditional/modern dances and creative work
  • Showcasing students group in various community festivals and gatherings such as Korean thanksgiving festivals in Mel-Lastman Square
  • Choreographies for Mi Young Kim dance company:
    - 2011: Journey
    - 2010: In a beauty
    - 2006: Gong-Mu-Do-Ha-Ga
  • Choregraphies for solo pieces
    - 2005: Farewell
  • Actively engaged in Korean-Canadian cultural scene as one of the leading professionals
  • Performed as a part of Dance Weekend hosted by Dance Ontario, Sooryu Dance Festival and Mi Young Kim Dance
  • Company’s presentations in various community celebrations
  • Venues: Toronto Centre for the Arts, Fleck Dance Theatre (Premier Dance Theatre), Betty Oliphant Theatre, Richmond
  • Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Harbourfront Centre, etc.
  • Taught Professional Developmemt programs
  • $9,700 – travelled to Korea and trained with Mun Jin-Soo inherited Lee Mae-Bang style Salpuri, Sogo Dance, Jaeinchung
  • $6,500 – travelled to Korea and trained with Lee Jung-Hee, the chief successor of Dosalpuri in Kim Sook-Ja Style
  • Best prize
  • Grand Prize, Salpuri in Han Young-Sook Style
  • Grand Prize, Short Salpuri in Han Young-Sook Style
  • Gold Medal, Janggochum
  • Creative Group Work with musician Young Jik Kim
  • Creative Solo Work
  • 8th Sooryu Dance Festival
  • Korean dance performances and costume show
  • Co-work with Mi Young Kim Dance Company and Artcal Ryu Art Company from Korea
  • Featuring the dynamics of both Korean traditional and contemporary dances along with martial arts
  • Part of 60 Years’ Rhythm and Movements celebrating Mi Young Kim’s 60’s anniversary of dance life
  • Worked with Peter Chin and co-created with Gui Rhan Choi
  • An event celebrating the friendship between Korea and Canada
  • with Mi Young Kim Dance Company
  • 6th Sooryu Dance Festival
  • 4th Sooryu Dance Festival
  • 3th Sooryu Dance Festival
  • 2th Sooryu Dance Festival
  • 1th Sooryu Dance Festival
  • A multicultural dance event that served as a model of Sooryu Dance Festival
  • Part of the celebration of Mi Young Kim’s 50th anniversary of dance life

Ji Hyun Baek

Instructor / Performance Dancer

It all started when I was ten years old. My teacher taught me Sogochum for the first time and found that I was talented in dancing. Since then, after-school dance class was open for me, and I was able to keep practicing. At twelve years old, my passion for dance also brought me the opportunity of getting the audition called 'The Little Angles'. They were looking for youth members of the dance team through the audition. While I participated in many performances worldwide at 'The Little Angles', I noticed that being an ambassador of beautiful Korean dance and culture abroad is more meaningful and valued. That resulted in me moving to Canada in March 2020 to pursue my dream. Currently, I'm working at Navillera to work on my vision.

Recent History

2014

Uijungbu City Dance Organization

2014

Sangmyung University

2007 - 2012

Sunhwa Art School

2002 - 2007

Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea

  • Arts diploma in Korean traditional dance
  • High-school diploma in Korean traditional dance
  • Trained Korean traditional dance
  • Over 100 international/domestic performances
  • Little Angels dance team
  • Yongin University student
  • Seoul Christian University student
  • Sunhwa Art High School student
  • Teaching kids’ classes Korean traditional/modern dances and creative works
  • Teaching youth classes Korean traditional/modern dances and creative works

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416-671-0915
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Navillera Korean Performing Arts Development (NKPAD)
57 Glen Cameron Road, Markham, Ontario L3T 5W2, Canada