Rebecca Imaizumi was born and raised in Japan and began her dance training at age 14, winning multiple awards in national street dance competitions in Japan. She later moved to New York City to pursue her career in Hip-Hop and spent 13 years there, producing and directing shows in New York and Osaka and assisted in productions for Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival. While in New York, she taught at various establishments, including world renown dance studios like Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Dance Center, as well as educational institutions like Hunter College Dance Department, New York City Public Schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx, increasing class attendance by devising engaging curriculum that fosters self-respect and creative expression. She also taught Cardio Hip-Hop classes at luxury fitness, EQUINOX in multiple clubs in New York City.
Her passion for dance has taken her around the world as a performer, choreographer and a teacher to: U.S.A, Japan, UK, Romania, Italy, Thailand, the Philippines, and the U.A.E. Her talent, dedication and relentlessness accompanied by her ability to spot opportunities and taking action led her to jobs that otherwise would have not even been conceived, such as being appointed brand ambassador and touring the world and marketing the company through her performances for Benihana of Tokyo, and being sponsored by Onkyo, a leading Japanese electronics company wearing their headphones in photo shoots with 35mm film sponsored by KODAK.
All the while she was working as a writer/editor for a global online art database where she honed her writing skills and as a translator worked on major film subtitles for Yo-Kai Watch and Harlequin comics. While attending Kingston University, she worked with the marketing and communications team at Naomi Korn Associates, UK’s leading copyright and consultancy agency and played a key role in the rebranding.
Rebecca received her MA in Managing in the Creative Economy with Distinction from Kingston University Business School, UK where she studied entrepreneurship, lean start-up and Deign Thinking with focus in experiential marketing utilising the performing arts. She won the Bright Ideas pitching competition in the service category on behalf of The Unified Wolves in 2018 and was invited to present at In2it Global Entrepreneurship conference at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan to provide feedback and recommendations for future In2it programs.
Rebecca’s eclectic interest reflects in her acquiring 2 B.A.’s; one from Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan, in Policy Studies and International Relations, and the other from Hunter College, City University of NY, in Comparative Religion, focusing on the relationship between dance and religion, graduating Magna Cum Laude and with Departmental Honours. She is also an alumna of the Diversity and Explorations Program at Harvard Divinity School as one of 20 students who are accepted annually.
The decision to move to London was out of the desire to build something of her own where she can continue to pursue her passion for dance and dedicate herself to a business that she can contribute her expertise and experience to further prosper the creative economy and to offer her creativity that she has fostered over the years to help promote businesses. She is motivated to provide a platform upon which performing artists can express their artistry and receive pay that reflects their dedication and hard work. She is enthusiastic about collaborating with people from different backgrounds and expertise to enhance creativity and innovation in businesses.