Grown-Up & Me
Originally from California, Ayumi Hori-Shafer is an educator, choreographer, and dancer who has been in the Twin Cities for the last 5 years after earning her Masters degree in Dance from the University of Oregon. She has been teaching for 12 years now in various cities and institutions, including K-12, higher education, and private studios. Soon after relocating to Minnesota, Ayumi co-founded DanceBARN Collective, a nonprofit organization that brings dance to rural communities in Minnesota. Enthusiastic about sharing dance with all members of her communities, she has organized events and workshops for people with all types of experiences, from novice to professional.