Behind the Choreography: Azuki Umeda

January 19, 2024

Let’s dive deep with Azuki Umeda, our featured choreographer, as she discusses her upcoming piece, ‘how i became kinder, and kinder,’ showcased in our DANCE AT THE ODYSSEY Festival.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, and raised in San Jose, CA, Azuki Umeda is a first-generation Japanese queer artist. She holds a BFA in Dance and a BA in Integrated Educational Studies from Chapman University, where she earned recognition with the Nancy Dickson-Lewis award for Outstanding Choreography.

Azuki’s has collaborated with renowned artists such as Twenty-One Pilots and FINNEAS. Her work has been showcased at prestigious dance festivals, including the Capezio ACE Awards and World of Dance. She is the founder of AU.THENTICITY, a dance company dedicated to fostering a collaborative environment for artistic exploration. Recently, Azuki was named one of the Ann & Weston Hicks Choreographic Fellows at the Jacob’s Pillow 2023 Program.

Witness Azuki Umeda’s distinctive choreographic voice at the DANCE AT THE ODYSSEY Festival!
“how i became kinder, and kinder”
February 9th – 11th, 2024