New York City, Here I Come

In December 2019, I graduated from California State University, Long Beach. I learned many things in California. I loved living near the Pacific Ocean, where I felt the connection with my hometown, Yokohama (Read an article about my experience published by Dig Mag). As an international student, I was allowed to stay in the United States for a year after my graduation. Called OPT (Optional Practical Training), the year would be to gain experiences that directly relate to one's

A Japanese Dancer's History

Thank you for visiting Ami’s website. In this first blog post, I will talk more about myself. If you just want to know the basics about me, you can go to my About Page! I started training in classical ballet at Yamada Ballet Studio almost 20 years ago and really loved it. I have performed in classical ballets such as “Swan Lake,” “The Nutcracker” and “Cinderella” at the studio. One of my favorite roles I have done is White Cat with Puss-in-Boots from “The Sleeping Beauty.” Wh