Previously Unreleased Video: Watch singer Rina Maejima performing the national anthem at Japan Parade 2023 alongside parade Grand Marshal Kristi Yamaguchi.
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About the Japan Parade national anthem singer
“Rina Maejima was born in a bayside town in Tokyo, Japan. She grew up watching American golden-age musical films because of her father’s artistic influence.
Rina started classical ballet at the young age of three and expanded her training into tap, jazz, theater dance, and hip-hop. Her stage career started with a local theater company’s original musicals, and she performed Young Prissy in Anne of Green Gables (a UN sponsored musical) during middle school.
Rina held her post-secondary education in high esteem at Tokyo University of the Arts where she earned a classical voice BA degree. At school, Rina began to find interest in traditional Japanese culture such as Kabuki and Tea ceremonies.
After graduation, Rina flew to NYC to enroll at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) where she was accepted with 2 scholarships.
Rina played Connie in A Chorus Line (Playhouse on Park) which was her first professional performance in America.”
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