Yumiko Niimi


Born in Tokyo, Japan

A graduate of the Bunka University with a BA in performing arts


Joined the New York Theater Ballet Company as a Principal dancer - 1990

Her roles include Clara from The Nutcracker, choreographed by Keith Michel; Charlotte in Phantom of the Opera, directed by Diana Byre; 

 Eliza in The King & I  directed by Gemze de Lapp

Other credit included Musical/ GIGI. A ChorusLine, Evita, Sayonara, 

Washington National Opera /NORMA.  ALCINA  directed by Ann Bogart  

 Balam Dance company /SITA &RAMA directed  by Carlos Fittante 


2004-2010       Ballet Arts School - Musical Theater Dance Teacher

2006-2013       Method Gym - Ballet Teacher

2010-2011       Yoyogi Dance School Ballet /Musical Theatre - Master Class Teacher

2013&2015       Turning Point Dance School /Guest Teacher for Ballet Master Class 

                            Beyond Dance School /Ballet Teacher for children’s class; 

2016-2017          Dance Project of Washington Hights -Ballet Teacher 

2015-Present    Exercise Instructor  at Isabella nursing home 

2010-Present   Youth America Grand Prefix - 

                             Assistant of Choreographer of Carlos dos santos for Grand de finale  

                             Interpreter (English-Japanese)

2015-Present    Glen Dance Studio - Ballet Teacher /Choreographer

2006-Present.  Yumiko Ballet NY - Director /Ballet Teacher


Offering classes, workshops and private lessons for all levels:

  • Ballet (beginner-professional) for adults and children 

  • Ballet Point 

  • Ballet Variation 

  • Ballet Partnering 

  • Musical Theatre Dance (beginner-intermediate)

  • Japanese Folk & Fan Dance

  • Japanese traditional movement for actors


YumikoBalletNY Student Show Case