About MIYUKI 

Miyuki Matsunaga (松永幸) is an actress, performing artist and Yoga Meditation &Tuning Forks Healer based in Los Angeles. She is the owner of WAVE studio.

She was born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan to architect Koji Matsunaga and Yasuko, a swimming instructor.  Her sister is a Netherlands-based artist who created Takumi Craft Works.

Though starting at the late age of 19, Miyuki was determined to become a professional dancer. After a lot of hard work and countless hours of practice, she became a primary member of the professional dance team M-Trap’s. Miyuki performed with them throughout Japan for eight years, during which time she further developed her skills and abilities as a dancer and singer. She then partnered with two other singers and created the new group Girls-Trap’s, which performed on television and radio and for festivals and other events.

 

Miyuki attended Seinan Gakuin University, where she had a very active life on campus. She received her degree in Child Educational Development and Psychology. She also received a degree in Museum Studies. As a student she gained experience working for both a genetics research lab and an archeological research lab. She also participated in several extracurricular activities on campus, including conducting the university’s chapel choir. In addition, Miyuki started her own gospel-singing group, which performed for weddings and other special events. At the same time, she honed her skills as an event hostess and master of ceremonies at numerous functions throughout the city of Fukuoka.

 

Miyuki came to the United States after winning a scholarship to participate in the Winners USA Dance Program which was organized by Tony Selznick, Russell Clark and Barbara Uemura . Later, after backpacking around the U.S. for three months, she moved to Los Angeles. There she started working as an actress in films, television, and theater. She also established herself as a popular bilingual emcee and singer for banquets, concerts, and other events. She also started directing music videos and theatrical musicals.

 

In 2005, Miyuki created her signature performance art GETA DANCE ART © – a style that blends elements of traditional Japanese dance, modern dance, and chakra vocals combined with live calligraphy and painting, all performed live with music of Pierre Dubé.

 

She started WAVE studio in Torrance California for dance, yoga, music, art, fitness, karate and healing in 2017.

 

Among Miyuki’s other activities:

 

- She is a certified Reiki Master, Tuning Forks Frequencies Master and obtained an International Yoga Alliance Teacher certificate in Rishikesh, India and teaches Yoga in Los Angeles.Her healing sessions are held with Chakra/Meridian/Solfeggio Music Tuning Forks.

 

- She teaches classes in Yoga, Tuning Forks Frequencies, Vocal training, Art, Acting, Musicals, Children’s ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance, audition skills, and dance for special needs children and their families.  Her classes are under the $1 project, in which $1 per student is donated to reputable charity organizations like Humane Society International, Save the Children, and The Hunger Project.

 

Miyuki enjoys different forms of art. She spends time drawing, painting, and creating ceramics under the name MIYUKIMOON. She also enjoys writing scripts, graphic designing, taking photos, and shooting and editing videos.

 

Her goal of life is "Happiness for the World." She dedicates her artistry to supporting children, animals, and the natural earth, as well as to promoting world peace.

1972     

Born in Fukuoka, Japan

Her sister is an artist and creator of Takui Craft Works.


1991      

Fukuoka Futaba High School

1995      

Seinan Gakuin University

  • BA Child Education Development

  • Museum Curator certificate

 
 

1991-1995 

Singer and Conductor of University Chapel Choir

Chorus of  Western classical choral music and gospel

Tour: Oita/ Kagoshima / Nagasaki / Shizuoka

1993             

Recorded and published  'Newborn hymn’ as a singer/Conductor

1995         

Joined Public Recording for BBC Radio in Cambridge, England

1995-1998  

Owned a choir group

Performed for weddings and events in Fukuoka

1992-1995  

Worked for Hotel Alpine in Hakuba, Nagano

Skiing everyday

1994-1996 

Worked as a skii instructor and travel tour operator in Daisen, Tottori


1991    

Started Dance

Studied under Mr. Gen Nakajima and other teachers

Jazz/HipHop/Rosk Dance/ Pop/Funk/Tap/Ballet

 

1992-1997  

Joined professional dance team「M-Trap's」under 'Up-To Management'

Worked for events, media, festivals throughout in  Kyusyu         

1994               

Joined a Vocal and Dance Unit 'Nagisa and M' 

(K's Management)

Worked for events, media, festivals throughout in  Kyusyu 

1994-1996  

Joined a Vocal and Dance Unit 'Girls Trap's' 

(Up-to Management)

Worked for events, media, festivals throughout in  Kyusyu 

1996-1998  

Joined a Vocal and Dance Unit'Vivi and M''

Worked for events, media, festivals throughout in  Kyusyu 

1995-1996 

Studied Voice/Announcing/Narration under Master Miwa Tachibana 

1995-1999  

Worked as a master of ceremony for weddings and events in Kyusyu

1995-1997   

Recording every week as a Radio personality for FM Kurume


1997     

Awarded Winners Japan Audition

Received a scholarship and represent Japan 

for USA National Dance Program

 

1997     

Solo backpack traveling all around the US for three months

1999     

Moved to Los Angeles under the support of Barbara Uemura

1999

Joined a gospel choir of First AME Church with singer AI

2000-2001  

Worked for Japanese American Bilingual News Paper 'Rafu Shimpo'

Wrote a published Japanese article.

2001-2004    

Worked for Idea Resource Systems 

as a project manager

as an administrator for Japanese students tour

2003

Studied Acting basic and Scene study at Los Angeles Community Collage

2005-2008

Studied acting at Actors Circle Theatre

  • Stella Adler method

  • Scene Study

  • Improvisation

2005-2006       

Organized monthly entertainment event at Second Street Jazz in Down Town LA

Performed monthly as a 

  • dancer

  • singer

  • master of ceremony

2005    

Created 'Geta Dance'

2005 ~ present

Performing 'Geta Dance Art'

  • California (Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County)

  • Texas (Houston, El Paso)

  • Europe (Lithuania, Germany)

  • India

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2005 -2014  

Instructor at ABE Music and Dance 

  • Yoga

  • Jazz Dance

  • Kids Ballet

  • Original fitness dance GLOBICS'
     

2005

Studied Voice Training and Singing at UCLA Extension 

2006-2009  

Studied Japanese Folk Music under Master Matsutoyo

Performed for the show, event, festivals, in Los Angeles, San Fransisco

2009-2010  

Worked as a singer for the opening cerebration parties of

Benihana Restaurant throughout in the US

2010

Studied Komyo Reiki and received the certificate

2010

Studied Mystery School Adept Program and received the initiation

2010-2013

Worked at set as a background

  • Hollywood Movie

  • TV show

  • Commercial
     

2012                 

Directed and createdt a music video 'Uewo Muite Arukou' of Nanka Utaro

2010-2012  

Instructor for weekly 'Oyako de Dance' class

for Special Needs Kids and their families

2008-2009  

Directed a musical 'Miracle Kids'

of Special Needs Kids

2010-2017  

Master of Ceremony for

Annual Japan Film Festival in Los Angeles

2011〜present

Working Actor

  • Movie

  • TV show

  • Commercial

  • Theater

2011- present  

Singer with a band 

for annual Nisei Week Opening of Grand Parade

( One of the Largest Japanese American festival in US)

2011- Present  

Master of Ceremony hosting and announcing

for annual Nisei Week Grand Parade

2012-2014  

Instructor at Sakura studio

  • Yoga

  • Kids Ballet

  • Musical /Voice Trainin

2012        

Supported writing and constructing

for published book  'Yasoji no Hitori goto'

by Seigyoku Kihara

 

2013     

Supported writing and constructing

for published book ' Torawarenai Ikikata ga Kantan ni dekiru Houhou'

by Kaz Fujita  

2012~present

Working on Inner works and healing

2014

Took a course of Disney Animation Voice Intension

2014~2016

Studied Frequencies with Tuning Forks and Kinesiology

under master Linda Penny


 

2015    

Studied Yoga / Meditation / Reiki for 40 days in Reshikesh India

Certified International Yoga Alliance Therapist

Certified Reiki Master

Meditated at ashrams, caves, temples meditation center, River Ganga in Rishikesh

2015    

shot 'Midori in Hawaii'' in Hawaii island as a lead actor

Awarded at Film festivals

​DVD / Amazon streaming

Solo Harley Davidson motorcycle trip through Hawaii island

2015    

Geta Dance Art Performance at Vilnius Lithuania

Solo trip in Lithuania, Poland, Czech, Germany and The Netherlands

2016

Written a published article in English

on Rafu Shimpo news paper

 

2016

Finish an improvisation course

at Second City Hollywood

2017

Finish a commercial acting course

at Killian's Workshop

 

2017    

Geta Dance Art Performance in Berlin Germany

Solo trip in Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium

Worked as a translator for Mono Japan in the Netherlands

2016-2017 

Geta Dance art Performance for

Annual Houston Japan Festival

2016- Present

Selling original art at California, Texas abd  Germany

  • Kotoba art 

  • Sumie dragon art

  • Animal ceramics

  • Geta Dance T-shirts

2016-2017   

Instructor for art class with Himapan California

2017         

Opened WAVE studio in Torrance

                      www.wavestudio.org

Present

  • Owner  

  • Yoga teacher

  • Voice Training Teacher

  • Jazz/ Contemporary teacher

  • Ballet sub teacher

2018   

Dance recital at El Camino Campus Theatre

 

2018   

Geta Dance Art Performance at El Paso zoo in Texas

2018   

Frequency and yoga Workshops in Japan

                    https://www.miyukiyoga.com/workshop

  • Tokyo

  • Fukuoka

  • Kyoto

2018

Announcer and master of ceremony for Microsoft in Las Vegas