Ami Tsutani photographed by Allie Miks


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Work Experience

April 2021 - current

Bilingual Teacher

Yokohama, Kanagawa
Take care of students (3 to 12 years old) in both English and Japanese・Assist them in having fun in an English-speaking environment・Make a class plan according to students’ levels

June 2020 - current

Japanese Marketing Specialist

New York, NY
Translate the material into Japanese・Manage the Japanese Instagram account and LINE account・Research the trends in the Japanese dance industry・Find professional ballet dancers in Japan・Interpret between Japanese・English and practice customer services

February 2020 - June 2020

Fitting Specialist

New York, NY
Welcomed dancers at the Boutique・Assisted dancers in finding the best pointe shoes for them・Handled emails・Organized pointe shoes on the shelves

January 2020 - January 2021

Teaching Artist

Brooklyn, NY
Assisted other teaching artists・Demonstrated basic ballet movements and creative movements・Assisted students

January 2020 - June 2020

Marketing and PR Intern specializing in the Japanese Market

New York, NY
Found ballet studios and schools in Japan・Connected them with this dance company・Set dates and schedule of activities in Japan・Planned all activities through social media channels

Summer 2019


Tokyo, Japan
Interpreted between Japanese and English・Ushered

Summer 2019

Backstage Assistant for ballet performance

Kanagawa, Japan
Organized costumes・Took care of kids (3 to 9 years old)・Cued them

Summer 2019

Examination Supervisor

Kanagawa, Japan
Supervised examinees of Japanese Language Proficiency Test・Ushered

Summer 2018


Tokyo, Japan
Ushered the visitors at several events such as concerts, soccer games and academic conferences



August 2017 - December 2019

California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, California
Earned a bachelor's degree in dance with a minor in public relations, summa cum laude. CSULB GPA: 4.0 Combined GPA: 3.98
Jamiesson-Pechstein COTA Scholarship Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
President's List Fall 2017- Fall 2019

January 2015 - May 2017

MiraCosta College

Oceanside, California

Earned an associate degree in dance. GPA: 3.95

President's Permanent Honor Roll


Performance Experience

at California State University, Long Beach

October 2019


in "Variance: The BFA Dance Concert"
Choreographed by Jasmyn Hamblin
at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater

March 2019


in MFA thesis concert, "Hemisphere: A Mixtape"

Choreographed by Manuel Macias

at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater

February 2019

"This I Believe"

in "Contemporary Dance Concert"

Choreographed by Catalina Eddy

at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater

November 2018


in "Fusion—A Collaboration of Dance, Live Orchestra and Chorus"
Choreographed by Rebecca Lemme and Rebecca Bryant
at the Richard & Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

October 2018

"Under Control"

in "Variance: The BFA Dance Concert"
Choreographed by Allie Miks and Sarah Culotta
at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater

October 2017


in a part of the exhibition, "David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own"
Directed by David Lamelas
Assisted by Rebecca Bryant
at the University Art Museum

Look at some pictures from these performances.


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