Miki Orihara

Miki Orihara (Cast/Choreographer) is best known for her work as a principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company, which she joined in 1987. She has performed with various other prominent companies and choreographers including Elisa Monte Dance Troupe, Pier Group Dance, Lotuslotus, Twyla Tharp, Martha Clarke, Anne Bogart and Robert Wilson. Orihara also appeared in the Broadway production of The King and I. Her teaching credentials include numerous workshops in Japan, Art International in Moscow, Peridance, the Ailey School, New York University, Florida State University, Henny Jurriëns Stichting(Netherlands), Les Etés de la Danse in Paris and New National and Theater Ballet School. She is on the faculty at the Graham School and The Hartt School (University of Hartford). mishmash*Miki Orihara launched in 2013, for which she created two music videos as a Dance Director. As a choreographer, she has presented works in New York and Amsterdam. She is also credited as a curator of "Dancing for JAPAN 2014" a benefit concert. In May 2014, she produced the first solo concert "Resonance" at the La MaMa theater in New York City. “Resonance” toured Wisconsin, San Francisco and Amsterdam in 2015 with Jazz Pianist Senri Oe. Orihara was awarded the prestigious Bessie Award for Sustained Achievement in Dance in 2010.