The Morning Star Korean Cultural Center is committed to enriching lives through artistic expression, educational opportunities, and cultural appreciation. We proudly serve a global community to promote awareness and encourage positive cultural exchange.
The Morning Star Korean Cultural Center was founded in 1985 under the direction of Jiyeon Cheh with the purpose of teaching Korean dance, music and heritage to those interested in sharing Korean culture. Morning Star has continued to expand and diversify its repertoire, programs and services to the community. Today with the combination of its art preschool, library, dance and music classes, Morning Star serves over 1,000 members of all ages.
Driven by the core of its mission, Ms. Cheh has led Morning Star to regional, national, and international prominence, becoming the premier Korean cultural center in the United States.
Morning Star has been featured at more than 1,600 events domestically and all over the world including Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Belgium, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brazil, Paraguay, Turkey and Korea. In addition, Morning Star is responsible for the production of Narae, a highly-acclaimed cultural showcase held annually in November.