THE JA-NE TEAM

COURTNEY OZAKI

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    ​Born & Raised in Colorado.

  • Sansei (3rd) + Yonsei (4th) Generation Japanese American.

  • MFA Performing Arts Management,
    Brooklyn College

  • BSM Recording Arts + Music Management,
    University of Colorado at Denver

  • Business Manager, Taiko Community Alliance

  • Producer + Connector + Professional Taiko Artist

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  • Sansei (3rd) Generation
    Japanese American

  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Vocal Performance Studies/Opera with Cognate Studies in Japanese Aesthetics & Music,

  • University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

  • Professional Affiliations:

    • American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), National Opera Association (NOA), Opera America (OA)

  • ​ Soprano + Educator + Cultural Consultant

MARGARET OZAKI GRAVES

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    ​Born & Raised in Muscat,Oman.

  • MA Near Eastern Studies        NYU

  • BA Psychology, Journalism, Japanese Studies
    The New School

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AFNAN AL-YAFAEY

MEENA MALIK

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  • Born and raised in Chiba, Japan,

  • Immigrated to the US in 1999

  • Program Manager of Theater, New England Foundation for the Arts,

  • artEquity National Facilitator Cohort 2019, Co-founder & Steering Committee Member,API Arts Network of Boston,

  • Member Voci Angelica Trio, MM Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory, MS Arts Administration, Boston University
     

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  • Yonsei (4th) Generation Japanese American

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

  • Engineer (Medical Devices)

EVAN SHIGAYA

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AKEMI TSUTSUI-KUNITAKE

  • 3rd (Shin-Sansei) + 4th (Yonsei) Generation Japanese American

  • BA Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado Denver

  • USA Karate Team Member - Female Elite Kata

  • Instructor at Colorado Budokan, Karate-ka of 20+ years experience

  • Creator of modern Japanese American occult art

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