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Christine is Japanese, Hawaiian, German & Chinese. She was shy as a child, but through the efforts of her family, encouraged to train in piano, Nihonbuyo and jazz dance, sports and the arts. She has harnessed every art form as communication before she found her voice for acting. 

Acting, Art and Dance Performance

As an actress, she has trained under Eric Nemoto and Scott Rogers, while taking commercial acting workshops in New York. In dance performance she has trained and performed under Cheryl Flaherty as a dancer of Iona Dance Theater as well as, Lori Ohtani and  choreography workshops with Mark Morris, Joe Goode and various butoh masters. She comes from a strong and versatile video, visual arts and performance background, having been a dancer with Iona Dance Theater and exhibiting her video works both, nationally and internationally.

Education and athletics

She spent a year at Washington University in St.Louis, Missouri as a scholarship recruit for the women’s collegiate volleyball team.  She transferred to complete her BAFA in Fine Arts at the University of Southern California and later got her MFA in Computer Arts and Video Interactivity at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Television production to YouTube

Off-camera, Christine has lived in Hawaii, South Korea, Los Angeles, St.Louis and finally New York, where she worked as a TV camera operator and field producer

Passionate about solo travel, she is a travel blogger and YouTube producer/ travel host of GRRRLTRAVELER , documenting her journeys, while offering travel survival tips to those who wish to embrace solo travel with a little grit.

Awards and Honors

She is a certified yoga teacher and PADI scuba diver, still enjoys dance, kickboxing, boxing and hiking.  In February 2015, her collegiate volleyball team was inducted into the Hall of Fame for being the first team to win the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship in their division!

Christine’s IMDB profile.