Kanami Kusajima is a dancer, choreographer and street performer based in New York City. She started her dance training at the age of 6 in a local dance studio in Japan, and she entered Kanagawa Sohgoh High School in 2013, where she trained in different kinds of dance, physical expressions, and performing arts. In 2020, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with BFA degree in Dance from SUNY Purchase College.
She has performed in dance works by various choreographers, including Martha Graham, Francesca Harper, Yoshiko Chuma, Ana Maria Lucaciu, Erin Landers, and Meagan Ahern.
She is also performing at Washington Square Park recently and known as “Let Hair Down.” She was featured in a NYC recovery promotional project “No Stopping New York” led by NYC government in 2021 summer season, and her articles were published in New York Magazine, AM New York, The Villager, The Village Sun, Arc’teryx official website, among others.
While she continues to perform different locations in New York City daily, she is also teaching improvisation dance class at PIZARTS Dance Gap Year Program.