Nami Kagami is a native of Japan and trained under Masako Kaji since age of three until her enrollment into Hofstra University. Nami graduated with BA in Dance with honors and minor in Sociology. She continued to study dance at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and Peridance Center.
Ms. Kagami joined Rod Rodgers Dance Company soon after graduating from Hofstra University. She is one of the last generations to have had the opportunity to work with Rod until his passing in 2002. She is currently a principal dancer and Assistant Director of the company, managing to preserve a vast collection of the company’s archival materials. She has also helped developing its Youth Program from the inception in 2002 and currently teaching ballet and modern classes.
Ms. Kagami has also been a teaching artist in ArtsConnection for over 20 years and have been committed to providing excellence to NYC public schools students.