Bio: Nalla & Jessica

Bio
Two of Korea’s best instructors, Nalla and Jessica are known for being very versatile dancers ranging from authentic jazz to lindy hop. They specialize in fast lindyhop, charleston and musicality. They continually train, travel and teach, study swing dance history and clips, choreograph, perform, and innovate new dance movements and techniques. They pride themselves with basing their dancing on original styles. Not only are they great teachers, Nalla and Jessica love spreading their passion for social dancing.

They have been competing since 2007, and have taken home several National Championship titles. Also, they have taught all over Korea.

DJ Bio: Nalla Kim
Nalla loves dance and swing jazz music. He has a really good ear for what gets the dancers going. He plays lots of really great “Swing Jazz” and no fluff.

– HK Swing Festival 2011
– Korea Balboa Weekend 2010
– THE EXCHANGE 2010
– many local swing events and parties.

Competitions and Awards

2010
1st place Balboa Classic Division – Korea Balboa Weekend (Nalla & Jessica)
Open Jack & Jill Finalist – Korea Balboa Weekend (Nalla & Jessica)
3rd place Invitational Jack & Jill – THE EXCHANGE (Jessica)

2009
1st place Jack & Jill – Pusan Summer Swing Festival (Jessica)
3rd place Jack & Jill – Pusan Summer Swing Festival (Nalla)
Invitational Jam – Korea Lindyhop Revolution
8th place Balboa Jack & Jill – Boston Tea Party (Nalla)
Advanced Jack & Jill Prelim – Boston Tea Party (Nalla)

2008
1st place Jack & Jill – Korea Lindyhop Revolution (Nalla)
2nd place Fast Jam – Korea Swing Festival (Nalla & Jessica)
2nd place Medium Jam – Korea Swing Festival (Nalla)
2nd place Jack & Jill – Korea Swing Festival (Jessica)
3rd place Jack & Jill – Korea Swing Festival (Nalla)
3rd place Team – Korea Swing Festival (Nalla)

2007
Jack & Jill Prelim – Rhythmic Arts Festival (Nalla)

Events & Workshop

2011
THE EXCHANGE with Todd & Nina (Organizer: Nalla)
HK Swing Festival – Teaching & DJing (Instructors: Max, Annie, Thomas, Alice, Nalla, Jessica)
International Lindy Hop Championships – Competiting
Swing Out New Hampshire – Workshop (Adv) & Teaching (Optional Class: the Shim Sham)

2010
Korea Balboa Weekend with Nick &  Sylvia, Mickey & Kelly – Workshop and Master Class
THE EXCHANGE with Falty & Nina (Organizer: Nalla)
Bluesmasters with Joe & Nelle (Staff: Nalla)

2009
23 Skidoo Dan Newsome Workshop (Organizer: Nalla)
Boston Tea Party (MA)
Sacramento Lindy Exchange (CA)

2008
Herrang Dance Camp (Sweden) – Lindyhop Advanced (Highest Level), Show & Competition
Jazz Jam (Sweden)
Frankie Manning Workshop (NY)
23 Skidoo Joe & Nelle Workshop & Master Class (Organizer: Nalla)
Korea Lindyhop Revolution Workshop & Master Class

2007
Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (MN)
Rhythmic Arts Festival (CA)
Todd & Naomi Workshop
Max & Annie Workshop
Dax & Emily Workshop

2006
Korea Lindyhop Revolution Workshop & Master Class

Teaching, Performing and Judging

2011
Todd Yannacone Workshop (Co-Instructor: Jessica): Feb 10 – March 2
Master Lindyhop (Advanced) – Hot & Cool Swing (5 weeks)
Solo Jazz Workshop
Swively Swivel Workshop (Follower Swivel Basic)
Baby Feet (Lindyhop Basic Intensive)
Big Apple Jazzmove – Hot & Cool Swing

2010
Lindyhop Advanced – Sweety Swing (4 weeks)
Lindyhop Intermediate – Sweety Swing (7 weeks)
Lindyhop Intermediate – Sweety Swing (6 weeks)
Master Lindyhop (Advanced) – Hot & Cool Swing (5 weeks)
Fast Lindyhop  – Sweety Swing (4 weeks)
Happy Feet (Lindyhop Beginner & Intermediate) – Swing Fever (4 weeks)
Beginner, Intermediate Jack & Jill Judge – 3rd Anniversary Party of Hot & Cool Swing

2009
23 Skidoo Dan Newsome Workshop (Co-Instructor: Jessica): Charleston Inside, Blues, Fast Lindyhop
Solo Charleston Performance (Jessica) – Korea Lindyhop Revolution
Happy Feet (Lindyhop Beginner & Intermediate) – Orange Swing
Lindyhop Routine Workshop
Rhythmicality Workshop
Fast Lindy & Charleston Workshop
Happy Feet (Lindyhop Beginner & Intermediate)
Partner Charleston Workshop
Swingout Battle

2008
Korea Expressway corp. &  Korean Federation of Teacher’s Associations Workshop
Lindyhop Beginner – Swing House
Lindyhop Beginner & Intermediate  – Swing House
Fast Feet (Fast Lindyhop)
Happy Feet (Lindyhop Beginner & Intermediate)
Swingout Battle
Baby Feet (Lindyhop Basic Intensive)
Solo Charleston Workshop (Nalla)
Lindyhop Basic & Fancy move Workshop
Lindyhop Routine workshop – Swing Friends (Nalla)
Blues Beginner (Jessica)

2007
Lindyhop Beginner – Happy Swing (Jessica)

Last Updated – 2011. 8. 10

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