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Mami Hariyama

Owner / Director / Producer / Dancer / Pianist

Received : Best Teacher Award and Best School Award at the Jewel Festival 2021

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Raised and coached dancers that won various international competitions and also became professionals.

Her love is teaching ballet to children and adults of all ages and levels, 

spreading the joy of dance, and sharing the beauty of the Arts.

Mami Hariyama was born in Osaka, Japan and has two main professional careers: ballet and piano. She trained and performed ballet in Osaka and was coached by ballet teachers from Vaganova Ballet.

At 15, she traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia to take classes and perform with The Leningrad State Ballet , and also to Indianapolis, USA where she took lessons with Irina Kolpakova. She continues traveling back to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm, Russia every few years to keep her ballet method and educate herself. 

Presently her efforts are geared to "Hariyama Ballet", her own ballet school. She produce School Performances and Her students are also noticed in the competitions around the world and receiving medals and awards. She also travels the US and Japan to coach, guest teach, and give master classes.

She also produced many performances in NY including “Hope Dream Happiness”. She wants to give a chance for children to see the live arts and also fundraised for them to support their effort to become an artists. 

In all, She had around 700 students in the past, many students received gold medals in the international dance festivals and competitions, some of them are professional ballet dancers now. 

In June 2023, hosted the annual school performance on June 4th, 2023 at Riverside Church Theater. This was her 30th performance which was hosted and produced in NYC.

As a Pianist : 

Staring at the age of 17 as a pianist, Mami traveled throughout Japan with Ludmila Kovaleva and Mariya Grivanova from the Vaganova ballet academy, a relationship that continues during her summer returns to Japan.

Since moving to The US in 2004, Mami's piano has been heard in studios such as Steps on Broadway,

Broadway Dance Center, and American Ballet Theater, working with more than 100 different ballet teachers.

Mami was the pianist for the 2010 and 2014 International Ballet Competition USA which takes place every four years in Jackson Mississippi. Her recording credits include a ballet CD with Master teacher David Howard and three  ballet CDs for Disney, distributed by Avex records. In all  she has total of 7 ballet CDs.

She and her family produced  the successful and media covered “Dream Concert" series in Osaka and Tokyo in the years 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2017 where they brought world renowned dancers and musicians. The performers included herself, her parents and their musician friends. Dances were performed by her sisters and guests. 



In appreciation of NY Dance Artistry’s exuberance and resilience, I offer its
members my warmest wishes for a splendid 15th annual spring performance at the
Riverside Church Theatre.
It will also be the 30th student performance organized by Ms. Mami Hariyama, the
founder and director of NY Dance Artistry. This cross-cultural dance academy has
gracefully evolved with the times since it was created in 2010, offering a variety of
dance forms in innovative settings, including online lessons during the pandemic.
NY Dance Artistry has grown to become a cherished institution in the Japanese
community and has contributed greatly to the cultural diversity of New York City.
Its student performances at the 2

nd Japan Parade on May 13th united the Japanese

and American spectators in delight all along Central Park West.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to NY Dance Artistry’s instructors and supporters
for deepening relations between Japan and New York, and for making dreams
come true for their students. I wish this school many more years of wonderful
lessons and performances in the years to come.


Mikio Mori
Ambassador and Consul Gen
eral of Japan in New York

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