Nami Yamamoto
Artist in Residence (2003-2005)

Nami Yamamoto, AIR 2003/2005, SG 2019/2020, Parent Artist SG 2012/2013

Nami Yamamoto (she/her), from Matsuyama, Japan, holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University and a BA in Physical Education from Ehime University. Nami is a Bessie awardee (The New York Dance and Performance Award) for the outstanding production of Headless Wolf which was presented at Roulette in 2017.

Her work has been funded by Creative Capital, Jim Henson Foundation, Creative Engagement by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, City Artist Corps, Foundation for Contemporary Arts and others. She has been nurtured and inspired by her residency experience at Movement Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, New Dance Alliance, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Gibney DiP Resident Artist, CPR – Center for Performance Research and most recently Baryshnikov Arts Center. Her project Trooper’s Brother is listed on in the Studio with Nami Yamamoto through Baryshnikov Arts Center.

Nami enjoys teaching dance at NYC public schools through Dance Makers Program at Movement Research and Together in Dance. She has been a faculty member at New School and currently teaches at Lehman College. She is honored to be a Hodder Fellow at Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University in 2024-2025.

“My creative research during BAX AIR was about finding an essence of my work through creating 3 minutes piece every month with a different performer. In the end of the residency, I premiered the last word was PAPIREPOSE, which became one of my significant works.”

IG: @namicake73

Photo by Wolfgang Daniel