Toshinori Hamada draws from his broad experience and deep knowledge as a Japanese artist residing in New York City for more than thirty years.


As a boy, he was schooled in a Buddhist monastery; later he studied and performed as a Kabuki actor, eventually progressing on to Noh Theatre in Tokyo, Japan, under the direction of Master Junosuke Watanabe.


He holds a black belt in Kyokushin Karate, and performed professionally for years as a modern dancer in New York City. He has directed and produced several award winning independent films including, Dream on Flatbed. As a guest artist, he has performed, both throughout the United States and internationally, bringing his unique east/west fusion aesthetic steeped in Japanese sensibilities to audiences.


For over twenty-five years, he has been a principal dancer and co-choreographer with the BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM)