Mari Takayama (Chance-to-Dance Artist)
Mari Takayama hails from Senzoku, Japan. She attended Senzoku Gakuen College of Music on a dance scholarship and choreographed and directed several performances. Mari’s training included intensives with American Ballet Theater, Miami City Ballet, American Academy of Ballet in NY, Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., and Bolshoi Ballet Academy, London Studio Center. Most recently, Mari danced with the American Repertory Ballet in Princeton, NJ, as a trainee and performed the role of Clara in their Nutcracker production.