Naomi Maeda - Ballet
Naomi began her dance training at the age of nine in Tokyo, Japan. Naomi danced for Sako Ballet and Wakayama Ballet in Tokyo, as a soloist and a principal dancer in respective companies before she left Japan in 2007. She performed various major roles including the title role in Cinderella at the West Tokyo Ballet Festival. While performing on stage, she also experienced teaching ballet for the company schools and community members from three-year-old children to adult dancers. Naomi also obtained certification of California massage therapist and medical Qigong practitioner. As a professional health care provider, she approaches ballet not only from the aspect of performing arts but also from the one of kinesiology and human anatomy.