Yurie Nishi is a dancer, choreographer, and certificate trainer of GYROKINESIS®︎ originally from Japan. She started training in dance when she was 5 years old, dancing in a variety of styles, and was awarded 3rd prize at Dancing Koshien as a member of Dragon Tribe. Yurie graduated with a major in Health and Sports Science at Mukogawa Women’s University, moving to New York City in 2015 and completing the International Student Program at Peridance Capezio Center in 2017. Additionally, she participated in summer intensives with Toronto’s Conteur Dance and the pro intensive with Houston’s METdance, both on full scholarship. She has performed works by Joyce King, Michael Bishop, dionna pridGeon, Julia Ehrstrand, Joe Celej, Kiki Lucas, and Bonnie O’Rourke, and has presented her own choreography at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Salvatore Capezio Theater, Triskelion Arts, and New York City Center. This is Yurie’s first season with Spectrum Dance Theater.