COURTNEY OZAKI

Founder + Creative Producer

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"I am passionate about the melding of ideas, and the integration and interdependence of arts sectors.
 

I am motivated by the impetus that an inclusive arts culture leads to a more productive and empathetic society."

After receiving her MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College she worked
as a project manager and dance producer for Joyce Theater Productions with whom she developed and toured new works by international artists including Wendy Whelan's (former Principal Dancer and current Associate Artistic Director at NYC Ballet ) Restless Creature with choreographers Kyle Abraham, Alejandro Cerrudo, Brian Brooks, and Joshua Beamish, with Daniil Simkin's (Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre) INTENSIO  with Jorma Elo, Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa, Alexander Ekman, and Gregory Dolbashian, and coordinated touring for MalPaso Dance Company from Havana, Cuba.  The Lone Tree Arts Center brought Courtney back to Colorado as Operations and Business Director for their presenting and producing theater. 

Courtney is a professional taiko musician with over 25 years of experience, and has performed across the globe in Dubai, as well as in major cities throughout the United States.  She has taught at Swallow Hill Music School and is a teaching artist for the Cleo Parker Robinson International Summer Dance Institute.  She is a 2017 U.S. Japan Council Emerging Leaders Fellow, Steering Committee Representative, and the Operations and Programming Director for the Mountain Region.  She is also a 2018 Association of Performing Arts Professionals Emerging Leaders Fellow, and a 2019 - 2020 Colorado Business for the Creative Arts Leadership Arts Fellow, and she serves on the boards of Mile High Japanese American Citizens League, and the Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple. 

To learn more: 
Meet Trailblazer, Courtney Ozaki - Voyage Denver, 2019

JANM Discover Nikkei: Nikkei Uncovered Poetry Reading