Discover the beauty and grace of Japanese festival dancing and celebratory bon dances with Christine Inouye.
Christine Inouye began her training in Japanese classical dance and later developed a passion for Minyo Odori or Japanese folk dance. She received her natori (Japanese professional name) in March of 2012. She is the current dance instructor at Valley Japanese Community Center for their Obon Festival and assists at both Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji and San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temples.
Christine Inouye has provided dance instruction at various dance events such as Los Angeles Music Center’s Dance Downtown series and A Taste of Dance. Other credits include conducting workshops during Los Angeles Opera’s staging of Madame Butterfly, and at Anime Festival in Little Tokyo and the Seal Beach Kite Festival. Christine has led Ford Theatres JAM Sessions both on site and in the City of Santa Clarita, Newhall since 2013. Her specialty is creating traditional dances to contemporary upbeat music to bring a fresh approach to a dance form that is hundreds of years old.