Nami Yamamoto, from Matsuyama, Japan, graduated from New York University in 1993 with a 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 an outstanding production. Currently, she teaches in New York City public schools through Movement Research’s Dance Maker’s program.

Photo by Lauren Tuvell