Mona Tsutsui

Mona started dancing when she was 5 years old at Peridance Center in ballet, had some experience in figure skating along the way, and continued with ballet throughout high school. She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts as an instrumental major (playing piano and violin), while taking ballet, jazz, contemporary classes at Peridance and Steps on Broadway. During her time at Stony Brook, she initially joined a ballroom dance group, PUSO Ballroom. She then joined CDT and PUSO Modern, where she first experienced hip-hop and urban style dances. Her passion for dance, led her to pursue a career in physical therapy, with the aim to eventually treat dancers and performers. After graduating from Stony Brook, she pursued her doctorate in physical therapy at Miami, Florida, where she met local dancers training in similar urban styles. Through those group of friends, she is currently assisting with the board of a dance organization called “Southeast Embodiment of Dance” with graphics for social media. The organization helps to bring together dancers in the southeast (Florida, Georgia) states with community dance events and classes. She is now back in NYC, working as a licensed physical therapist treating dancers, singers, musicians and performers on Broadway. She loves connecting with the performers in their craft, and being able to guide and support them throughout their career. Mona is excited to dance again now that she is back in the city. She can’t wait to perform with season 12 of EPIC Motion!