Founder and Director of Hariyama Ballet
Dancer, Teacher, Coach and Pianist.
Mami Hariyama

Raised and coached dancers that won various international competitions.

Her love is teaching ballet to children and adults of all ages and levels, 

spreading the joy of dance, and sharing the beauty of the Arts.

Mami Hariyama was born in Osaka, Japan and has two main professional careers: ballet and piano. 

She trained and performed ballet in Osaka and was coached by ballet teachers from Vaganova Ballet.

At 15, she traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia to take classes and perform with The Leningrad State Ballet ,

and also to Indianapolis, USA where she took lessons with Irina Kolpakova.

Staring at the age of 17 as a pianist, Mami traveled throughout Japan with Ludmila Kovaleva and

Mariya Grivanova from the Vaganova ballet academy, a relationship that continues during her summer

returns to Japan. She continues traveling back to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm, Russia every few years

to keep her ballet method and educate herself. 

Since moving to The US in 2004, Mami's piano has been heard in studios such as Steps on Broadway,

Broadway Dance Center, and American Ballet Theater, working with more than 100 different ballet teachers.

Mami was the pianist for the 2010 and 2014 International Ballet Competition USA which takes place every four years in Jackson Mississippi. Her recording credits include a ballet CD with Master teacher David Howard and three  ballet CDs for Disney, distributed by Avex records. In all  she has total of 7 ballet CDs.

She and her family produced  the successful and media covered “Dream Concert" series in Osaka and Tokyo in the years 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2017 where they brought world renowned dancers and musicians. The performers included herself, her parents and their musician friends. Dances were performed by her sisters and guests. 

She also produced many performances in NY including “Hope Dream Happiness”. She wants to give a chance for children to see the live arts and also fundraised for them to support their effort to become an artists. 

Presently her efforts are geared to "Hariyama Ballet", her own ballet school. She produce School Performances and Her students are also noticed in the competitions around the world and receiving medals and awards. She also travels the US and Japan to coach, guest teach, and give master classes.

 

AWARDS which her students received 

Lisa Kamiya - 1st place - International Ballet Competition 2019 (Classical Ballet)

Reina Nakamura - 1st place - International Ballet Competition 2019 (Contemporary)

Lisa Kamiya - 1st place and Judges award- Jewels Competition 2019 (Classical Ballet)

June Morishige - 3rd place - Jewels Competition 2019 (Contemporary)

June Morishige - Best technique award - Jewels Competition 2019 (Classical)

Nicole Lee - Encouragement award - Jewels Competition 2019

May Inui - Best Musicality - Jewels Competition 2019

​Lisa Kamiya - Gold medal - Riga (Latvia) Spring Dance Competition, 2018 (Classical Ballet)

Reina Nakamura - Silver medal - Riga Spring Dance Competition, 2018 (Classical Ballet) 

Reina Nakamura - Silver medal - Riga Spring Dance Competition, 2018 (Contemporary)

June Morishige - Silver medal - medal - Riga Spring Dance Competition, 2018 (Contemporary)

Momoko Okamoto - Bronze medal - Riga Spring Dance Competition, 2018 (Classical Ballet)

Accepted to NYC Final at Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition, 2018

Kanae Funabiki and Momoko Okamoto

Millabella Fanning - Top 12 Youth America Grand Prix, NYC 2018

Saaya Hartley - Top 12 Youth America Grand Prix, NYC 2018

Competitors - Karin Ueda, Kanae Funabiki, Jun Morishige, Momoko Okamoto, May Inui,

Millabella Fanning, Saaya Hartley

​Lisa Kamiya - 1st place, Japan Ballet Competition, JBC 2016

Ameli Sato - 6th Place, American Dance Competition, ADC IBC 2016 

Ameli Sato - 9th Place, American Dance Competition, ADC IBC 2016 

Miuka Kadoi - 13t Place, American Dance Competition, ADC IBC 2016 

Scholarship to Rock School Dance Education, American Dance Competition, ADC IBC 2016 

Mii Fitzgerald - Top 12, YAGP Boston 2016​

Fuki Takahashi - 3rd place, Youth America Grand Prix contemporary 2015

Miuka Kadoi - 1st place, Youth America Grand Prix Pre-Competitive 2015

Ameli Sato - Top 12, Youth America Grand Prix Pre-Competitive 2015

Cinon Matsumoto - Top 12, Youth America Grand Prix, Pre-Competitive 2015

​Fuki Takahashi - Scholarship from Orlando ballet Trainee position

​Fuki Takahashi - Accepted Arabesque Competition, Perm (Russia) 2014​

Fuki Takahashi - 2nd place, Tanzolymp Berlin (Germany) Competition 2014​

Fuki Takahashi - Accepted International Ballet Competition, Jackson USA , 2014

6th place, Kawasaki Ballet Competition, 2011

Miu Yamauchi - 2nd place, Youth America Grand prix, Torrington 2012

Ayu Miyata - 2nd place, Tanzolymp Berlin Competition 2011

2nd place, Youth America Grand prix, Indiana 2011

Aya Wagatsuma - Hope award, Tanzolymp Berlin Competition 2010

She taught and coached : 

Fuki Takahashi - Dancer at Atlanta Ballet

Rina Takikawa - Dancer at IBS stage 

Miu Yamauchi - Director at Miu Ballet School

Ree Ishikawa - Dancer at Khazakhstan Ballet 

Saya Katsuma - Takarazuka Revue

Students also got into JKO, NYCB, other international schools and companies.

Performances she has produced :

2005 New Year's eve concert, City Center, NYC

2006, Hariyama Ballet performance, City Center, NYC

2007 and 2008, New York and Tokyo Performance exchange, City Center, NYC

2009, Japan Festival in NYC

2009, Hariyama Ballet Performance, NYC

2010 to present, Winter Performance (Every year), Alvin Ailey, NYC

2010 to present, Yume Performance (Every year), The Riverside Church Theater

2011, Spring Performance at Riverside Theater, NYC

2010, Winter Performance, Alvin Ailey, NYC

2012, Guest appearance for Sakura Ballet, LA. performed with Jose Carreno

2012, Spring Performance at Riverside Theater, NYC

2013, Hope Dream Happiness, The Riverside Church Theater

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2013, Spring Performance at Riverside Theater, NYC

2013, Winter Performance, Alvin Ailey, NYC

2014, Spring Performance at Riverside Theater, NYC

2014, Winter Performance, Alvin Ailey, NYC

2015, Spring Performance at Riverside Theater, NYC

2015, Winter Performance, Alvin Ailey, NYC

2016, Winter Performance, Alvin Ailey, NYC

2016, Riga International Dance Festival

2016, Spring Performance at Riverside Theater, NYC

2017, Spring Performance 2017, NYC

2017, Winter Performance 2017, NYC 

2018. Spring Performance 2018 at Symphony space, NYC

2019, International Ballet Competition, Production team stuff

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