"I have been dancing for about 17 years, starting at the age of 3 at the Maui Academy of Performing Arts. I am currently a senior at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where I am getting my BFA in dance and a minor in web programming and applications. I chose to study dance at NYU so I could be exposed to different techniques, styles, and artists in New York. After graduation I will continue to dance and choreograph, and I hope to one day have my own company. I have really enjoyed my time here at NYU because I have learned so much from my professors and I am constantly inspired by the dancers that surround me. However, my mom and sisters are my biggest supporters and they motivate me to work my hardest everyday."
- Hiroki Ichinose