Jason Lee was born in Queens, New York but ended up moving around a lot with his family. He hated dancing because his friends said he didn’t have rhythm and wasn’t born with it – so he believed it to be a genetic thing. While attending college, he had the opportunity to see the Oprah Winfrey Show where they brought a choreographer to teach the basic steps of dancing. He felt inspired and put months of practice into simple choreographies that soon sparked his love for dance and eventually joining a street dance crew in Time Square.
Being the only Asian in the crew and lacking experience compared to his peers, he knew he had to overcompensate by using his sense of humor and character. But performing in front of people was pure exhilaration for Jason that it gave him the confidence he never had. He recognized the lack of Asian representation in the dance industry and went to any audition and casting he could find to prove to himself that he could make it as well as show that Asian Americans can dance. Since then, he has travelled internationally to perform behind artists and has even appeared ads.
Jason currently resides in South Korea and since arriving, has realized the sacrifices his grandmother and family had to make when immigrating to the US. As life furthers in Korea, Jason hopes to continue to champion his Korean and American identities to overcome any obstacles he may face.