Actress and Performer
Christine is Japanese, Hawaiian, German & Chinese. She was shy as a child, but through the efforts of her parents, she has harnessed competitive sports and every creative and artistic form of communication before finding her voice for acting. From commercials to television, Christine has played doctors to lawyers, best friend sidekicks and moms.
Christine has trained under Eric Nemoto for over 10 years and Scott Rogers. She has taken acting workshops in New York with various casting directors while being repped as a commercial actress with Ken Park Talent Management.
Early training in Dance Theatre
But her stage and physical performance training belonged to the world of dance, where she spent much of her early years training in Nihon-buyo with Tsuda-sensei, while sharing time with modern dance and jazz training at Rosalie Woodson Hawaii and at Simeon Den. In her adult years, her Japanese dance training attracted her to butoh performance with Lori Ohtani of Tangentz for two years. Passionate about butoh and its meditative dance of darkness she took workshops from various Japanese butoh masters around the globe, before becoming a company dancer and performer with Iona Dance Theater for three seasons in both Japanese butoh and modern dance.
She garnered a Hawaii State Dance Council Award for Choreography with dance partner Dennis Miller, she has taken choreography workshops with Mark Morris, Joe Goode and various Japanese butoh masters.