Mami Tomotani

Michael Waldrop

Mami has worked with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures dance company since 1999 touring globally in several international markets. She has performed a number of principal and featured roles including 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 also performed in Sleeping Beauty which won The Stage International Award in 2017. She recently danced with Kazue Taguchi for a commissioned art piece for the Museum of Art and Design in New York. She was assistant choreographer for Olivier Award musical “Merrily We Roll Along” in 2021 Tokyo Japan with director Maria Friedman and choreographer Tim Jackson. Mami was also a company member of Landestheater Ballet Linz, Austria. She performed in The King and I at The Royal Albert Hall, London and joined the Shiki Theatre Company in Japan when she was 15 years old. Her credits include 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 (Iris Kelly).

Choreography credits include The Sound Of Music for New York’s LaGuardia High School a.k.a. ‘The Fame School’ which was selected for the Shubert Foundation Festival NYC 2019. She also choreographed Pride and Prejudice, the world Premiere of How To Make An American Quilt and Compleat Female Stage Beauty. She choreographed Zanna Don’t! for Pittsburgh University and Just Feel It, an original contemporary dance production with international collaborators, presented in Japan. Mami is a teaching artist and co-creator for Matthew Bourne’s ReBourne educational company. Her competition choreography has won several top-placing awards including the New York WAGP Contemporary Dance Competition (Top 12), Latvia Ballet competition (Silver), and Japan International Competition (1st Prize).

Teaching credits include Matthew Bourne’s ReBourne educational company and New Adventures company class guest teacher. She also served as a rehearsal assistant director for Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray in Japan, 2013. Mami is a guest teacher for schools and studios across the globe. Selected credits include LaGuardia High School a.k.a. ‘The Fame School’, Hariyama Ballet N.Y, Joffrey Ballet School, Mark Morris Dance Group, Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University and Steps on Broadway. Mami was guest teacher for Cedar Lake Dance Company and is currently the assistant director and faculty member for The Broadway Experience.

Film and T.V credits include Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! (BBC in the UK, Fuji TV in Japan) and Highland Fling (Tokyo TV in Japan).