Photo by Julien Jourdes
Nami Yamamoto, originally from Matsuyama, Japan, graduated from New York University in 1993 with a MA in Dance Education. Since then her work has been presented in New York and elsewhere. Her work has been funded by Puffin Foundation, Creative Capital, Manhattan Community Arts Fund from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Jim Henson Foundation, and Suitcase Fund from Dance Theater Workshop. She has been nurtured and inspired by her residency experience at Asian Pacific Performance Exchange in UCLA, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Movement Research, Dance Wave in Matsuyama Japan, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Summer Theater Lab in UC Santa Barbara and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. For her own work, she has received a commission from The Wooden Floor (formerly known as Saint Joseph Ballet) and choreographed two original pieces for more than 50 young dancers from age 10-18. In 2010, she also choreographed an original piece for BAXco, a teen company at Brooklyn Arts Exchange.
She is very happy to come back to Performing Mix for 2011-2012 season after spending a wonderful motherhood time with her two year old daughter, Momiji. Her website is namiyamamoto.com
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