Sung-Im Her was born in Seoul, South Korea.
She studied contemporary dance at Han-Sung University where she achieved Master degree, she worked with Ji-Gu dance theatre for 6 years. Then she came to Belgium in 2004 for choreography studies (2nd cycle) at P.A.R.T.S. contemporary dance school.In 2006 and 2008 she worked with Jan Fabre/Troubleyn for solo piece “Quando l’uomo principale e une donna” and group piece “Je suis sang”. In 2007 she went to Geneva to work with the company Alias.She joined Les ballets C de la B (Koen Augustijnen) in 2008, collaborating and performing in “Ashes”. Since 2009, She started working with Needcompany for the creation with Grace Ellen Barkey“This door is too small (for a bear)” ,“Mush-Room (2013)” and “Odd but True (2014). Sung-Im replaces Tijen Lawton in “Isabella's room” and performs in “Marketplace76(2012)” and “The House of our Fathers” , “Begine the beguine(2014)”, “Just for Bolzano(2014)” and “All tomorrows parties(2014) by Jan Lauwers. And she took a charge as a movement assistance in a piece of “Time between two mistakes(2014)”
In 2011, She joined physical theater group Abattoir Ferme for “Monkey” creation. In 2013, Abattoire Ferme's director Stef Lernous created a solo piece “Entrance” which presented in Korea for soloist dance festival and presented in Mechelen, and Brigittines as a part of International festival. In 2015, Sung-Im Her & Abattoir Ferme worked together for dance theater piece and created “NYMF” which received the best piece of the year in 2015, selected by dance critics.
Since 2012, Sung-Im has been created 4 remarkable international collaboration pieces between dance and music, visual art and theater. “Philia”, “En-trance”, “Tuning”, “Nymf” has been performing in Theater Freiburg(DE), Mullae art center(KR), Ufer studio(DE), Theater Nona(BE), Les Brigittines (BE), Arko theater(KR), LIG Art Hall(KR) , Zurich specktacle(SW).
In 2015, she has been selected by NRW Tanzrecherche #17 Bonn for her new research with So-mang Lee (illustrator) titled “You Are Okay!” after 7 weeks of research which will premier in Theater im Ballsaal , Bonn as a part of Solo Tanz Festival in 2017 Oct.
In 2017, she has been selected to be a part of Testbeds Catalyst programme which supported by Bedfordshire University and Luton Art Council. 12-month research & development programme for mid-career artists where Sung-Im Her to research on global citizen.
This year, her new creation Nutcrusher is supported by Korean Arts council and will be premiered in Seoul Arko Theater in 2019.