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Kei Tsuruharatani

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Welcome!!! I’m from Osaka, Japan and have been a dancer over ten years traveling around the world from south east Asia, Japan, Mexico, and all over the US. Now a little bit settled in New York with my husband and a puppy.


I’m very motivated to bring mindfulness into this entertainment industry where it seems like the competitiveness comes first. It’s cut throat! It’s a dog-eat-dog world!! I don’t think so. Really kindness comes first and the most. I’ve learned this through mindfulness practice in the midst of working on Broadway productions, the Metropolitan Opera productions, and just living in NYC.


Somehow things also led me to assist choreographing and teaching dance along the way, which broadened my perspective. What works and what doesn’t. If not, how do we make it work. Figuring out with choreographers or students, I came to love the process and the experiences that comes out of it.


I have daily meditation practice. Also teach mindfulness meditation. I have been certified by MNDFL and study with Lodro Rinzler. More about schedule is here.


That’s about it… Thank you for visiting!