Nami Yamamoto, from Matsuyama, Japan, hold BA in Physical Education from Ehime University, and graduated from New York University in 1993 with an MA in Dance Education.
Her work has been funded by Creative Capital, Jim Henson Foundation, Suitcase Fund from Dance Theater Workshop and others. She has been inspired by her residency experience at Movement Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. Her most recent work, Headless Wolf (2017) received The New York Dance and Performance Awards, (the Bessies) for outstanding production. She is a Space Grantee in fall 2019 at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a DiP artist at Gibney Dance Center in 2019-2020 and an Artist in Residence in 2020 at Center for Performance Research and receives Satellite Residency Program in 2020 at New Dance Alliance to develop her work, Trooper’s Brother. Currently, she teaches at New York City public school through Movement Research’s Dance Maker’s program.
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