Dr. Theresa ki-ja Kim is a Fulbright Scholar of the Shamanic origins of Theatre. She is renowned internationally for her theory of the transformation of the actor within the scope of Korean Shamanistic Cosmology. Dr. Kim has produced, directed and acted while studying Shakespearean and Jacobean Drama in England and while learning about Stanislavsky training methods in the US. Dr Kim is a pioneer in cross-cultural collaborations having translated many Asian plays to English and visa versa. She is a master teacher of Asian actor training methods having conducted master classes in the US, Canada and Asia. She incorporated the Japanese Suzuki Actor Training method in her production of Euripides’ Bacchae. Her actors train in the techniques of breathing, movement and action simultaneously. She is a passionate advocate of the theatre arts, a place where artists create Beauty on stage and move audiences. Within the United States theatrical and academic communities, Dr. Kim is one of the few scholar/practitioners that researches in three Far Eastern languages: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Dr. Kim inspires her students, the future of American theatre, to strive for excellence.