Junji Dezaki & Norma Ann Taitano Phillips
choreographers| dancers | teachers | creatives
An independent artistic team based in Los Angeles, CA.
Our primary focus is performing and choreographing together; but we also have a passion for collaborating with other creative artists and teaching private technique classes.
Native of Wakayama, Japan.
Trained in ballet, hip-hop, modern dance, karate and shaolin-kenpo.
Junji Dezaki is from Wakayama, Japan where he trained in karate and shaolin-kenpo. As a teenager he won the all Japan karate contest, and in his early 20s began dancing hip-hop. In order to pursue his passion for hip hop, he decided to move to the United States where he became the first Japanese male dancer in the Monsters of Hip Hop show. In his mid 20s, he discovered the art of ballet and began his training. He has since worked for several ballet and contemporary dance companies such as Kin Dance Company, Kybele, No)one. Art House, City Ballet of Los Angeles, and Ken Dance Company. He has also worked for LA Opera, LA Philharmonic, fashion brands such as KENZO, and the pop artist P!nk. In 2018, he began his modern dance training under Sean Greene with his dance partner, Norma Phillips.
Native of Guam, U.S.A.
Trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance and singing (soprano).
Norma Ann Taitano Phillips is from the island of Guam. At the age of 3, she began dancing ballet at the BodyArts School of Dance, and later began to train in jazz and tap. She moved to Los Angeles to attend University of Southern California, where she joined several contemporary, hip hop, and salsa dance teams. At a performance, she was discovered by Vincent Paterson, who suggested she pursue a career in the industry. Since then, she has worked for music artist Lindsey Stirling, award shows such as Latin American Music Awards, films, and Las Vegas events. She has also worked for Ken Dance Company and Sean Greene's Shieldwall Dance Company. She continues to study modern dance under Sean Greene, with her dance partner Junji Dezaki.