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KANAMI KUSAJIMA

Kanami Kusajima, a native of Japan, trained at Yuhara Sonoko Modern Ballet Studio starting from when she was six years old. During her tenure at this studio, she won awards such as the TV Saitama Prize and the Encouragement Prize. In 2013, she entered Kanagawa Sohgoh High School. Here she trained in physical expression, foundations of acting, dance studies, singing, and stage production. In 2020, Kusajima graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY. She trained in ballet, modern dance techniques (Graham technique/Cunningham technique/Limon technique), improvisation, and choreography, among others. She is exploring how to connect with people; through dance Kusajima hopes to articulate truths that cannot be captured in words.