Angela Yuen Uyeda-Teaching Artist



She shares her passion of dance with children and adults as a Ballet teacher and choreographer to girls, boys, teens and adults.

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Liza Kroeschell


Liza is originally from Ames, Iowa and is currently working on her BFA degree in Dance with Dominican University of California/Alonzo King LINES Ballet School.  Before moving to the Bay Area Liza has trained and pursued dance at the Robert Thomas Dancenter, Studio of Classical Ballet, Dance in West Des Moines, Milwaukee Ballet School, and Joffrey Ballet School. In 2013, she became a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and intends to focus on youth fitness. Liza is thrilled to participate in the community and ideals established by Nagata Dance.


Emily-Ann Little

Emily-Ann Little began dancing at the age of 10; training in jazz, tap, and hip-hop. She also has sufficient training in ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Emily-Ann has performed in ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Giselle, Who Cares, Stars and Stripes, and The Nutcracker. Within the past year she has completed the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program in San Francisco. There, she also graduated with the Teacher Training Program. Some of the various choreographers Emily-Ann has worked with include Kara Davis, Amanda Miller, Gregory Dawson, Sidra Bell, Maurya Kerr, Uri Sands, Erik Wagner, and Jennifer Archibald. Currently, she resides in San Francisco where she is a freelance dancer and a dance instructor. Emily-Ann joined the Nagata Dance faculty in 2014.



Rebecca Fazio

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Rebecca Fazio was born and raised in San Francisco.  She started dancing when she attended college at Notre Dame de Namur University and graduated in 2009. While there, Rebecca earned a Major in Theatre Arts and a double Minor in Dance and Sociology. She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Improvisational Dance, Ballroom, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics. After graduating her dance career took off with the New Ground Theatre Dance Company and she has been a core member ever since. In 2013 using her ballroom skills, Rebecca also competed in the International Gand Ball. Rebecca’s passion is dance; it helps her communicate and tell a story as well as traveling to experience different styles of dance from different cultures. She will be coming on board as a part of the Art Administration staff.  She is very excited to promote this unique and high quality dance program.


Amie Mcmurchie

Amie McMurchie graduated in May of 2013 from Dominican University of California/Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Art degree in Dance as well as earning a Minor in Psychology. While in school she discovered the JUNTOS Collective; whose goal is to bring dance to under privileged communities in Central America. Amy pioneered bringing JUNTOS Collective to Dominican University by becoming the Student Ambassador; because of that JUNTOS still draws Dominican students to their programs today. With JUNTOS, Amy traveled to Mexico and Guatemala to teach and perform. There she learned dance has the ability to inspire self-esteem in individuals and bring communities together. Amy is currently a dancer with the Inside Out Contemporary Ballet located in Marin.  She is interested in both teaching and performing dance to share the joy it can bring to individual lives.


Hayley Bowman


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ayley Bowman will be expecting her BFA degree in 2014 from Dominican University of California/LINES Ballet School.  She came to Nagata Dance as an intern in her interests for Arts Management. Beyond training professionally with North Carolina Dance Theatre and National Ballet School of Canada, Hayley has volunteered and directed for dance outreach programs.  These include traveling to Guatemala with JUNTOS to share dance with small communities and lead a flashmob for V-Day’s One Billion Rising.  Hayley hopes take her training and passion for dance further from the stage and into everyday life. 


Angela Yuen Uyeda Videos



Includes sword dance. ODC Home Season performance for Peony Performing Arts.

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