David Tamaki began his formal training at New Jersey School of Ballet at age 7 and became a member of the NJB Junior Company in 1998. A year later he joined the company and during his career danced principal roles, which included the Champion Roper in Rodeo, the Prince and Trepak in Nutcracker, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet and Le Corsaire pas de deux to name a few. Mr. Tamaki is currently Managing Director at New Jersey Ballet, an instructor for New Jersey School of Ballet and is a board member of Dance NJ. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California where he graduated summa cum laude and has a Master of Science in Fundraising Management at Columbia University.
Mr. Tamaki is a trained instructor in the Dance for PD® model and leads New Jersey Ballet’s Dancing for Parkinson’s program, which provides free weekly dance classes for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners.