Masae Taniguchi


Born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. 

In her youth, she was spending most of her time on the tennis court or in the theaters after school. She loved the smell of the theater and feel the tense atmosphere more than anything.

At the age of 20, she fell in love the dusty city during her travel, then moved to NY in 1998.

She began her dance training at Ballet Arts & Broadway Dance Center, and acting training at HB Studio though she had no experience of performing in Japan. About four years later, she started to receive callback some auditions, then has appeared in several films, TV shows, dance performances and music videos with Jamie Foxx, Good Charlotte, The Strokes, etc.., also modeled for fashion shows, magazines, and was featured on the cover of New York Magazine. 

She also has been working as a Zumba® fitness instructor since 2011 and as a calligraphy artist. Her latest work is new logo of dance company Minbuza. She loves to introduce Japanese culture through Japanese calligraphy, Tea ceremony and traditional dance to all over the world.