Azuki Umeda is a Chapman University graduate, receiving her B.F.A. in Dance Performance and B.A. in Integrated Educational Studies. She is currently attending CSU Long Beach to receive her M.F.A. in dance in 2023. She has worked closely with choreographers, such as Will Johnston, Paul Kirkland, Jason Young, and Tawnya Kuzia, as well as assisting different projects and classes with Jojo Gomez, Tessandra Chavez, and Brian Friedman. Recently, she was a dancer for Twenty-One Pilots’ virtual concert, and she was a dancer for FINNEAS’s music video, Shelter, choreographed by Monika Felice Smith. She has showcased her work at prestigious choreography festivals, such as the IAF Creative Exhibit, The Palm Desert Choreographic Festival, as well as the Capezio ACE Awards. She was also named "Outstanding Choreographer for 4 years" at Chapman University's dance program. She has assisted various dance conventions, such as NUVO, Hollywood Connection, and West Coast Dance Explosion.
Azuki is a founder of her dance company, AU.THENTICITY. The company aims to create a collaborative environment for artistic exploration. With her company, she has created an in-studio company intensive, “AU.THENTIC EXPERIENCE.” Azuki is excited to work with various studios and hopes to share her knowledge across the United States.