BOBBY AMAMIZU

Focus Dance Center


2010 BIO:
I am a graduate from the Orange County High School of the Arts and is attending UC Irvine. I have won numerous competitions and awards including: Tremaine Teen Male Dancer of the Year, Commercial Dance Conservatory Director’s Award from Orange County High School of the Arts, gold medal in YAGP contemporary category in 2007, the winner of Tomorrow’s Stars at OCPAC, silver medal in YAGP contemporary category and bronze medal in YAGP classical category in 2008. The choreographers I have assisted include Monie Adamson, Laurie Johnson, Rhonda Kaufman, Cory Finn, Tina D’Amato, Tessandra Chavez, and Joe Loera. My dance company credit include: Tremaine Dance Company, Mark Goodman Tap Company, and Unity LA. I have also guest performed in companies including Soul Escape Dance Company, Ballet Pacifica, California Riverside Ballet, and Festival Ballet Theatre, and was a faculty member of Elite Dance Conventions directed by Courtney Miller Jr. teaching ballet and tap. My television credits include: Fiona Apple music video “Paper Bag” choreographed by Michael Rooney, Jerry Lewis Telethon choreographed by Jason Samuel Smith, the John Walsh Show, United Television Broadcast, the Walt Disney music video “Your Library”, America’s Most Talented Kids, and Dancing with the Stars. You can also see me as a featured principle dancer the film “Fame” choreographed by Marguerite Derricks. Currently I am working on a Cirque du Soleil show called Viva Elvis in Las Vegas which was choreographed by Bonnie Story and Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo. I was invited by YAGP to perform as a soloist at the International Ballet Festival of Miami directed by Pedro Pablo Pena and was named the Youth International Young Medal Winner and invited by Jodie Gates to perform at the Laguna Dance Festival. Highlights of my career have been performing for and with major stars such as Tom Hanks, Fayard Nicholas, Arthur Duncan, Joe Tremaine, Brian Friedman, Nilas Martins, Ryan Stiles, Ben Vereen, Christina Applegate, Lisa Mordente, Chita Rivera, and Liza Minnelli.