Mami TomotaniUSA Dance Artist
Mami Tomotani was born in Fukuoka, Japan, training at Kawazoe Ballet School (Fukuoka) and Shiki Academy (Tokyo).
She has worked with Matthew Bourne since 1999 for New Adventures, including principal roles. Productions included the TONY award winning Swan Lake, Nutcracker!, The Car Man, Highland Fling and Edward Scissorhands which won the 2007 New York Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Theatrical Event. She recently performed in Sleeping Beauty in the USA and Asian tour.
Other Career Highlights: She performed in The King and I, London and was also a member of Landestheater Ballet Linz, Austria and Shiki Theatre Company. Her credits included CATS (Bombalurina & Victoria), Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love and HANS (Andersen). She has performed for Suisei company in FAME playing Iris Kelly.
Film and T.V: Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! TV program (BBC in UK, Fuji TV in Japan); “Highland Fling” TV program (Tokyo TV in Japan).
Choreography: The Sound Of Music for New York LaGuardia High School which won Shubert Foundation Festival in NYC(2019); the world Premiere of How To Make An American Quilt(2017) and COMPLEAT female STAGE BEAUTY(2016) for New York LaGuardia High School; Wanna Don’t!(2013) for Pittsburgh University; Just Feel It(2002) an original contemporary dance production with international collaborators, presented in Japan; Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures the Curtain Raiser in the USA and Asia; New York WAGP Contemporary Dance Competition (students received top 12); Latvia Ballet competition (2 students received Silver) and Japan International Competition (student received 1st prize.).
Mami has also taught internationally within the community and for professional companies as well as Rehearsal Assistant for Matthew’s Dorian Gray, Japan 2013.
For ADVENTURES IN MOTION PICTURES
- Swan Lake – 1999-2000 Spanish, Romanian and Italian Princesse
- The Car Man – 2002 Monica
For NEW ADVENTURES
- Nutcracker! – 2002-2005, 2007-2008 Mrs Dross, Clara, Cupid, Liquorice Lady, Marshmallow
- Highland Fling – 2005 Madge, Morag
- Edward Scissorhands – 2005-2009 Peg Bogg, Gloria Grubb, Darlene Upton, Tiffany Covitt
- The Car Man – 2007 Monica, Dolores, Shirley
- Sleeping Beauty – 2013, 2016 Miss Maddox
- Nutcracker! – 2003