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Mayuna Shimizu
Mayuna Shimizu
Since she came to NY, she served as the rehearsal director, choreographer and stage manager in several productions. In 1998 she established Blue Muse Dance Project (www.bluemusedance.org), the purpose to provide hot dance makers= Choreographers the opportunity to show their work and talent to the local community. In 2002 she decided to concentrate express herself in her work and found Blue Muse Dance, to meet and collaborate with different types of artists, to give young dancers the opportunity to be on stage, and to keep exploring with new dancers and current dancers. Her work was presented at Dance Theater Workshop, E-Moves III at Aaron Davis Hall (awarded Aaron Davis Hall's Fund for New Work- which received support from the Jerome Foundation), Theater for the New CityAJubilee Hall in SINGAPORE, Queens Museum of Art as part of the Queens International world music, dance, and film Festival, Theater of the Riverside Churchfs NuDanceNowFestival, 9th & 10th Dancenow/NYC Festival at Joyce Soho, The American Dance Guild's the International Festival, Downtown Dance Festival at Battery Park, Joe's Pub, International House of Japan in TOKYO and many others. Also she was an Artist- in-Residence at Nanyang Academy of Arts in Singapore and Queens Museum of Art, and has subsequently presented work under its auspices as well as with other dance companies and individual choreographers including Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Nathan Trice/Rituals, Slam, VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, The Japan Ballet Association, Tom Pearson, Third Rail Projects and Productions and many others. Also she is active as a member of Tremotion/Emo Project, Yinnism Project and NPO Peace Forest in Tokyo, Japan. Currently her work has been selected for the international dance conference, ASIA PACIFIC DANCE BRIDGE 2007: EXPLORING PARTNERSHIPS, organized by World Dance Alliance. She would like to thank friends who always support her.