Originally from Kanagawa, Japan, Nobutaka Mochimaru started dancing when he was 19 years old and earned  an A.A. in dance from MiraCosta college in California. Following that he earned a B.S. in accounting from CSU Los Angeles, but his love of dance and performing arts motivated him to develop his career as a dancer and performer. Having performed professionally in various shows regionally and internationally such as theatrical productions of “The Lion King” and “Wicked”, and the opera “Idomeneo” of Los Angeles Opera Company, as well as various dance companies as a dancer, he moved to San Francisco to join professional program in Circus Center specializing in contortion. He studied contortion with Mongolian contortion teacher, Serchmaa Byamba, for three years. After finishing his program, he has worked with Sweet Can Productions, Velocity Circus, Capacitor, Bay Area Children’s Theater and Phoenix Entertainmnet as a contortionist. He can currently be seen in national tour of “The King and I.”

Current Performances:

The King and I                 Angel/George/Ensemble        National Tour

The Land of Legends        Contortionist                        Franco Dragone

The King and I                 Ensemble                            Lincoln Center Theatre

Queen of the Night           Lost Boy/Contortionist           Paramount Hotel/Diamond Horseshoe

Lightseeker                       Dancer                               Resorts World Sentosa Singapore

The King and I                  Simon Legree/ Ensemble      ZACH Theater

The King and I                  Simon Legree/Ensemble       Lyric Theatre Of Oklahoma

The King and I                  Simon Legree/Soloist           Harbor Lights Theater Company

Voyage De La Vie              Dancer/Ensemble                 Resorts World Sentosa Singapore

Wicked                             Dancer/Ensemble                 Universal Studio Japan

The Lion King                    Dancer/Ensemble                 Shiki Theatrical Company

Idomeneo                         Dancer/Ensemble                Los Angeles Opera Company

Okeanos                           Dancer/Contortionist           Capacitor

Candid                             Contortionist                       Sweet Can Production

Circus Adventure               Contortionist                       Bay Area Children Theatre/Jeff Raz

Awards:

Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists

Fellowship from September 2008 toAugust 2010 granted by Arts and Culture Division, Cultural Affairs Department Agnecy for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

NBA Ballet Competition 2007

Contemporary 2nd place  Solo performed/choreographed by Nobutaka Mochimaru

Training:

Circus Center San Francisco      Sep.2008 to Dec.2010    Serchmma Byamba

Shiki Theatrical Company          Dec.2oo4 to May 2006    Teachers list upon request

L.A. Zeal Studio                        Oct.2001 to Oct.2003    Teachers list upon request

Edge Performing Arts Center     Sep.2001 to Aug.2004    Teachers list upon request

Palomar College                       Sep. 1999 to May 2001   Teachers list upon request

MiraCosta College                    Aug.1998 to May2001     Teachers list upon request

Education:

California State University Los Angeles   Attended Sep.2001     BS: Sep. 2003

MiraCosta College                                Attended Aug.1998     AA:May 2001

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