Lucy Yoo

Lucy Yoo

Lucy Yoo

About Lucy Yoo




Kyungmi “Lucy” Yoo is a former professional Ballroom dance competitor. She joined the UC Berkeley Physical Education Department in 2018. She has taught at many different colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area prior to UC Berkeley. Lucy was born in Jeju island in South Korea. She began dancing at an early age and prior to becoming involved in the ballroom, she studied ballet, modern dance, and Korean traditional dance. Lucy majored in dance and earned a bachelor’s degree at Han Sung University and received a master’s degree in Physical Education from Korea University by completing a thesis titled “The Evolution of Ballroom Dance in the US.”

In college, Lucy began competing in Ballroom dance. She earned many awards competing in Asia including Rising Star Champion in Korea. She has studied ballroom dance in London under various World Champions. Lucy brought her dancing skills to America and competed professionally in American Smooth and Rhythm and qualified for the World Salsa Championships.

Lucy has been a college professor in the US since 2008. Prior to teaching at UC Berkeley, she taught dance and physical education classes at many different colleges. She is currently specializing in teaching Salsa, Swing, Ballroom dance, K-pop dance and Korean traditional dance.


208 Hearst Memorial Gymnasium

Office Hour:

By appointment.

Course Syllabi:

Current and Past Courses

Teaching Schedule Spring 2023

Level - SecCourse#Course NameDay and TimeLocationClasses Link
1-12 26628 K-Pop Dance 1 M 10-12P 228 HEARST GYM Link
1-16 22528 Ballroom Dance 1 M 12-2P 228 HEARST GYM Link
1-8 26625 Swing Dance 1 M 2-4P 234 HEARST GYM Link
1-6 26673 K-Pop Dance 1 Tu 9-11A Online Link
1-14 26630 Salsa Dance 1 W 10-12P 228 HEARST GYM Link
1-15 25506 Bachata Dance 1 W 12-2P 228 HEARST GYM Link
1-13 26629 K-Pop Dance 1 W 2-4P 234 HEARST GYM Link
1-9 25874 Dance Fitness 1 CANCELLED CANCELLED Link
2-33 32797 Salsa Dance 2 F 10-12P 234 HEARST GYM Link
1-11 26627 Korean Traditional Dance 1 F 12-2P 230 HEARST GYM Link
3-5 33602 Salsa Dance 3 F 2-4P 234 HEARST GYM Link