Photo by Scott Shaw

Nami Yamamoto

Nami Yamamoto, from Matsuyama, Japan, holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University and a BA in Physical Education from Ehime University. Her work has been funded by Creative Capital, Jim Henson Foundation, Suitcase Fund from Dance Theater Workshop, and others. She has been nurtured and inspired by her residency experience at Movement Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. Her work, Headless Wolf (2017) received The New York Dance and Performance Awards, (the Bessies) for outstanding production. While her studio creation was on pause in 2020, she has created dance films, powerless creature keeps going... documented at East River Park. She is a Gibney DiP Resident Artist in 2020/2021 and an Artist in Residence in 2020-2021 at Center for Performance Research.

She is very happy and honored to work with many young talented dancers at The Wooden Floor (2006-2009), New School (2015 and 2019), and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2010). Nami enjoys teaching NYC public schools through Dance Makers Program at Movement Research.

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church

January 29, 2018

The Alchemy of Objects or The Quest for the Universal Elixir

December 18, 2016

Does the Dance Field Make Room for Parenting?

October 11, 2016