Faith Stevenson Im serves as Director of Dance at Shorter University, teaching dance technique, dance history and dance appreciation, and choreographing for Shorter’s musical theatre productions and dance concert. A dancer and dance educator, Im graduated with her Master of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Hawaiʻi, where she worked as Graduate Assistant, teaching introductory Ballet. In her creative and scholarly endeavors, Im is drawn to the intersection of societal issues and choreographic expression. Im’s research has examined the interrelationship of conflict and contemporary dance in the Middle East, and her choreography has explored themes of materialism and over-consumption.
Im has taught and choreographed in the non-profit performing arts sector since 2003, teaching dance technique to youth and young adults, and choreographing for dance schools and performing arts programs. Im has extensive and varied performance experience, especially in Modern, Ballet, and Jazz, and has toured nationally as Rehearsal Director, Choreographer, and Dancer. Im was a dance scholarship recipient in both her graduate program (UH) and undergraduate program at Middle Tennessee State University, where she danced under a variety of guest artists, performing a diversity of dance genres. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization.