Mari Kitawaki - Hip Hop Instructor
Mari started dancing when she was just five! Her love for hip hop started in her first year of college in Tokyo, where she was trained by and performing with many talented dancers. She became president of the college Hip Hop Dance Club, performed with Beef Hell and taught new beginners for three years there. She then graduated from DA Tokyo, a 2-year technical dance school.
She has trained under the instruction of outstanding dancers, including Kari-Lee Florentine, Ron Smith, Eico Kitazumi, Masako Kawahara and Maiko Suzuki.
She currently performs at various events in the greater Seattle area with Studio 3 Company, and has had the opportunity to compete with them at World of Dance Seattle in 2013 and 2014!