Uta Takemura was born in Japan and grew up in Singapore and Taiwan where she started dancing at the age of 12.
She received her BFA with honors in dance from State University of New York at Purchase and her MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she was a recipient of the Siedman Award for Dance.
She has performed and taught nationally and internationally with numerous dance companies, including Mark Morris Dance Group and Pam Tanowitz Dance with whom she received the New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award. Uta has been teaching in the Dance for PD® Program with Mark Morris Dance Group for more than 10 years. She also enjoys sharing her love of dance with older adults through Mark Morris Dance Center Community Education program.