Jimi Loc Nguyen

"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing."

- Oriah Mountain Dreamer

From Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jimi Loc Nguyen is a proud University of Michigan Wolverine and a Northwestern University Wildcat. Jimi joined DanceWorks Chicago in October 2015 for his debut into the Chicago’s dance scene with DWC Season 9, and he stayed an active artist through Season 10. During his time under Julie Nakagawa’s wings, Jimi traveled across the Midwest, and set foot on European soil twice on tours that were gilded with performances alongside Germany’s BundesJugendBallett. After his time with DanceWorks Chicago, Jimi performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago before ultimately returning to school to pursue a career in Software Engineering. Jimi now works in the tech world as a Senior Technical Consultant, and he is thrilled to be back to the home that nurtured him to be the person he is today. Jimi enjoys long bike rides on Lake Shore Drive, sweating profusely at Monday night Zumba classes, perfecting his macaron recipes, inundating his evenings with Korean entertainment, diving into thrift shops for his next themed costume parties, surrounding himself with his thriving plant children, and overindulging on bite-sized meats and cheese.